Chris DeMarino joins EDT as a Venture Partner in China


EDT&Partners, the purpose-driven consulting firm dedicated to imagining, inspiring and improving education, welcomes Chris DeMarino as a Venture Partner in China. DeMarino has lived and worked in Asia for over 25 years, where he has extensive experience helping schools expand their global footprint in the Asian education market. 

DeMarino holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with dual degrees in History and East Asian Studies. DeMarino is currently Managing Director of Academus Partners, an advisory firm focused on the Chinese education market. At Academus, DeMarino has worked with schools, edtech companies and education-focused investors to build business development strategies, improve operating efficiencies and pursue acquisition opportunities. 

DeMarino is a co-founder of Global Links Education, where he helps American high schools identify new revenue sources internationally. He was also part of the founding team at Dulwich College International (DCI) from 2004 to 2014, during which time he opened eight Dulwich College-branded K-12 schools across Asia. Dulwich College Seoul continues to be ranked as a top international school in the South Korean capital. 

“EDT has an amazing global network and knowledge base in the education sector. I am excited to build upon those tremendous resources and work with such an incredible team”, says DeMarino. 

DeMarino will bring his experience and insight to EDT&Partners, aiding them in their mission to bring about fast, impactful change in education through insights, network, global perspective, reach and innovative viewpoints.