Anthony Miller is co-founder, partner and chief operating officer of the Vistria Group, a Chicago-based private equity firm, and former deputy secretary and chief operating officer at the U.S. Department of Education. Miller led the department’s daily operations and its outreach to China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador, Brazil and Russia. He oversaw reform efforts including Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation and School Turnaround. As a result of these reforms, 45 states have adopted higher K-12 standards, 42 are incorporating student achievement into teacher evaluation systems and 20 are deploying quality rating systems for early learning. Previously, Miller was a director with Silver Lake Partners, executive vice president of operations at LRN Corp. and a partner with McKinsey & Company. He holds a B.S. from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he completed his studies at Stanford’s Japan Center for Technology and Innovation.