John Soleanicov

Co-Lead Learning Schools

John Soleanicov is the Co-Lead of the Learning Schools Portfolio at the Jacobs Foundation. He is a Romanian-born, U.S.-raised professional with more than 15 years of global experience in financial services, management consulting, and education.

Prior to working at the Jacobs Foundation, John was the Program Director for Education at the UBS Optimus Foundation. He founded Teach for Romania and continues to serve on its board. Previously, he worked for the Health and Education Investment Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, Mexico City, and Cairo. John has also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company and as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers.

John holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from Columbia University.