Ross Darwin

Principal

Ross joins the team directly from Stanford Business School and brings a strong foundation of investment and education experience to the Owl team. Prior to receiving his MBA, Ross spent 3.5 years at TA Associates as an Associate where he was active in deal sourcing, due diligence, deal execution and portfolio support. Ross evaluated a number of opportunities in the education space and was an integral member of one of the major education deals that TA closed. Prior to TA Associates, Ross was an Associate at The Parthenon Group, a consulting firm that specializes in education and private equity work. Ross worked on numerous client projects including a unique education assignment where he developed classification and intervention programs for CORE, the largest 8 school districts in CA to seek US Department of Education approval for a custom program to replace the requirements of No Child Left Behind.

Ross graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with honors of Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford Award of Excellence and the Innovative Research Award. Ross received his M.B.A from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2019.