Henry Hipps

Senior Advisor

Henry was most recently the Deputy Director of K-12 Education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has also worked at the intersection of teacher and student support, solution development, and market-driven strategy to foster the improvement of curriculum and instructional tools and education technology. Henry focuses on the Owl K-12 portfolio and brings expertise in customer acquisition, identifying and attracting high quality talent and leading major strategic initiatives.

Previously, Henry was Senior Director at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, Mayor Villaraigosa’s school turn-around organization. There he led technology, performance management, finance, facilities and other teams supporting over 20,000 students in 21 schools. Henry was also Founder and CEO of Trajectory Learning which delivered web-based K-12 applications with culturally-relevant content designed to increase student engagement and improve student outcomes.

Throughout his career, Henry has sought opportunities to use entrepreneurship and innovation as tools to create social impact. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay to work with high-potential startups which were poised to drive economic growth in the region. Henry holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. He is a fellow of the Aspen Pahara Education Fellowship’s eighth class and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.