Rick Buskirk – Laureate

Rick Buskirk

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Rick Buskirk serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Laureate, a position he has held since April 2021. As CFO, Mr. Buskirk is responsible for the company’s financial strategy, including leading its corporate function, and ensuring Laureate and its institutions achieve financial success.

Mr. Buskirk previously led Laureate’s Financial Planning and Analysis organization as well as multiple financial transformation initiatives for the company. From 2018 to 2021, Mr. Buskirk served as Laureate’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, playing an integral role in managing the company’s strategic review process and overall portfolio optimization strategies.

Prior to joining Laureate in 2015, Mr. Buskirk was a CPA with EY and an investment banker with Deutsche Bank, and worked for multiple global brands, including Vodafone, NII Holdings, Inc. (formerly Nextel International), and Sprint/Nextel in a range of financial, strategy and operations positions. Mr. Buskirk holds a dual MBA from Columbia University and London Business School and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland.

Join the Team

People come to us because we think differently. We teach bigger thinking. We foster game changers. We light fuses on ideas that take off. We’re Laureate. And we’re transforming the world of education for the better. We welcome your spark.

Explore Careers