Kaplan's Boss Is Prepped

Kaplan's Grayer recharges the test-preparation company

Jonathan Grayer was already seen as a wunderkind at Newsweek when the call came. Within six months of joining the magazine, he had become marketing director--and moved out of the converted supply closet that was his first office. A year later, Alan G. Spoon, president and chief operating officer of Newsweek's parent, Washington Post Co., was on the line. "We have a struggling subsidiary called Kaplan, and I would like you to get involved," Spoon said. At 26, Grayer began his second career.

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