Kevin Michielsen joined LRN Corporation in September of 2020 as CEO, drawn by LRN’s mission to inspire principled performance and its plan for continuing global expansion. Over the past 25 years, Kevin has led companies through periods of rapid global growth and transformation. Most recently, as CEO of Watermark, he led his team to develop a new SaaS software category in Higher Education by combining six leading point solutions providers into a single suite to deliver the first institutional effectiveness platform of its kind. In doing so, he assembled an inclusive community of diverse leaders and team members to drive one mission: to improve institutional and student outcomes. As a result, Watermark quadrupled in size in 18 months, and became the leader in its field. Kevin was named Top 25 Education Software CEO by the Software Report in September of 2019.
Earlier in his career, Kevin was President of American Lawyer Media where he co-led the transformation of the company and subsequent sale from one private equity investor to another. Prior to that, he held senior leadership roles at Visant (KKR sponsored), LexisNexis, and McKinsey & Co in Europe and Latin America. He also co-founded ProcuraDigital, which was subsequently acquired by a Fortune 500 company. Throughout his career, Kevin has developed world class and diverse teams, structured and deployed global growth strategies, and directly led or managed the integration of over a dozen companies and teams.
Kevin attended Bentley College and holds an MBA degree from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. He has lived and worked in several countries and speaks multiple languages.