Jeff Livingston's speaking career was preceded by his attending Harvard to obtain a baccalaureate degree in Government and Economics. Livingston got his start in investment banking at Merrill Lynch and then went on to co-found and direct an online prep test service 'Achieva.com.' After achieving considerable success with this academic website, Livingston sold the company in order to join McGraw-Hill Education in 2004.
He formerly served as VP of marketing as well as VP of Urban markets and Database Markets for the company, and currently serves as the Senior Vice president of the Readiness and Intervention Solutions department (otherwise referred to as RISe). His responsibilities include overseeing adult education programs, career and technical education programs and college-readiness curricula.