Grant Lichtman is the Chief Operating Officer of Francis Parker School. He has previously served at Parker as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Headmaster for Finance and Development, as well as on the Parker Board of Trustees. He is the author of The Falconer, a guide to teaching and learning strategic and creational thinking. Before coming to Parker, Mr. Lichtman was a partner in JEBCO Seismic, Ltd., an international geology and geophysical consulting firm serving the oil and gas industry, where he directed business ventures in the former Soviet Union, South America, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Mr. Lichtman graduated from Stanford University with a BS and MS in marine geology in 1980 and participated in a number of research expeditions studying the deep ocean basins while at Stanford and with the U.S. Geological Survey. He and his wife live in Poway, CA.