Amplify appoints Paul Sheppard as Chief Financial Officer

Entrepreneurial executive brings an array of C-suite experience in education

BROOKLYN, NY (January 14, 2021) — Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced today the appointment of Paul Sheppard as chief financial officer. Sheppard previously served as chief financial officer of Entangled (now Guild Education) and has held senior positions at several other education companies, including McGraw-Hill and Pearson.

As CFO at Entangled, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on education innovation, Sheppard helped the company implement best practices at scale across several departments, including finance, accounting, and operations. In 2020, Entangled was sold to Guild Education. 

“Paul Sheppard is both an innovator and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is also deeply committed to our mission, which is important to us,” said Amplify CEO Larry Berger. “As an accomplished executive with demonstrated success in the education and corporate training sectors, Paul will further drive our financial planning and business growth, enabling Amplify to serve more educators and students across the country.”

During his time at McGraw-Hill, Sheppard served as chief operating officer for Learning Science Platforms and vice president of strategy. He helped transition the core business to a digital subscription model and led major research on the future of education. In his earlier career, Sheppard served as vice president of corporate development and strategy for Pearson.

About Amplify
A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves seven million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit

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