First Step Advisors
Education advisory services


World-class service for a world full of leading providers.

Selected Clients

Current and recent clients represent today's leading innovators in education, from global brands to emerging start ups. We love working with stakeholders in education, and consider our clients to be some of the best providers working in schools today. 


Pearson education

nystrom education

william h. Sadlier, Inc.

Learning Media



180 skills

littlebits education

e-line media  

ct3 education

ednet Insight (MDR)



fuel education 



First Step’s Jim McVety brings a unique blend of education experience and sales acumen, making him one of my must trusted advisors.
— Kristyn Klei-Borrero, CEO, CT3 Education

The First Step team is the first place I turn when facing growth challenges. I’ve engaged with Jim on numerous occasions and always benefit.
— Marc Keller, SVP, School Specialty