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Tim Westerbeck, President

The firm’s founder, Tim, is one of the top strategic advisors to educational institutions in the world.  For more than 20 years, he has advised lead­ing insti­tu­tions such as the John D. and Cather­ine T. MacArthur Foun­da­tion, Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity, Stan­ford Law School, and the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago Booth School of Busi­ness.

Tim is widely regarded as one of the fore­most experts on man­age­ment edu­ca­tion.  He has served as a colum­nist for Busi­ness Week, a fre­quent com­men­ta­tor in The Wall Street Jour­nal, The New York Times and other global media, and a reg­u­lar pre­sen­ter at global indus­try forums such as the Indian Man­age­ment Con­clave, AACSB Inter­na­tional, The Euro­pean Foun­da­tion for Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment and oth­ers.

David Mulligan, CEO

David is a suc­cess­ful entre­pre­neur who has started and oper­ated sev­eral busi­nesses over the past 25 years. He is the co-founder and for­mer Chair­man and CEO of First Com­mon­wealth, Inc., which became publicly traded in 1995.

Grant Sabatier, Vice President & Principal, Digital Strategy

Grant Sabatier is the head of Eduvantis Digital, and has fifteen years of experience in digital and business strategy within the media and higher education industries. He is the co-author of The College of 2020.

Higher Education Consultant

Steve Shriberg, Senior Consultant

Steve Shriberg has 10 years of marketing and advertising experience in agencies and universities, including 4 years marketing international higher education programs. Steve has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis in International Business and Marketing, and an MA from Washington University in St. Louis in International Affairs.

SEO Manager

Brian Coughlin, Manager, Eduvantis Digital

Brian has worked in digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) for over 7 years. Prior to joining Eduvantis, Brian was an SEO specialist at TBWA/Chiat/Day leading the Nike APAC and Stainmaster accounts.

As Manager, Eduvantis Digital, Brian leads SEO strategy and reporting initiatives. He received a BA in English from the University of Iowa.

PPC Specialist

Elizabeth Lenhart, PPC Analyst

Liz is a PPC Analyst at Eduvantis Digital, where she specializes in account optimization and management. She has worked in digital marketing for various industries including consumer goods, small businesses, non-profits, tech, and large industrial equipment companies. She earned her BBA in marketing from Loyola University Chicago and is Google AdWords Certified.

Senior PPC Analyst

Jason Kashyap, Senior PPC Analyst

Jason is a Senior PPC Analyst, where he specializes in account optimization and management. Prior to working in digital marketing, he was a mechanical engineer, designing nuclear & fossil power plants. His technical experience gives him a detail-oriented, analytics-driven approach to marketing.

Account Manager

Diane Gennity, Account Manager

Diane has a successful track record of managing dynamic marketing campaigns for some of Chicago, Miami and LA’s largest companies. Prior to her managing overall work flow and operation of various SEO, PPC, and Social Media and Branded Content campaigns of agency side clients, Diane spearheaded digital initiatives at Tribune Content Solutions. As an Account Manager at Eduvantis Digital, Diane leads day to day client communications and project management.

Education SEO Specialist

Kevin Krilich, Junior SEO Analyst

Kevin Krilich is a Junior SEO Analyst at Eduvantis Digital. He previously worked on the digital side of the automotive industry. Kevin creates SEO-optimized content and provides in-depth traffic analysis for clients. He earned his B.S. in Journalism from Bradley University and is Google Analytics Certified.

Education Consultant

Sean Holdmeyer, Consultant

Sean has over 5 years of strategic and operational related experiences across various industries. Most recently, Sean was a senior associate with PwC Advisory and Strategy& where he concentrated on corporate strategy, profitability modeling, and performance management projects for Fortune 500 companies.


Jesse Golenberg, Market Analyst

Jesse is a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois with 5 years of experience working in financial planning and class action administration. Before Eduvantis, Jesse sailed with the University of Virginia Semester at Sea study abroad program as the appellate officer, sparking his interest in higher education. Jesse has a BS from Indiana University in Psychology, and a joint JD/MBA from Golden Gate University.

Executive Assistant

Emily Woodrow, Executive Assistant

Emily is the executive assistant overseeing all administrative duties and reporting systems at Eduvantis.  She earned her BS from DePaul University in Business Administration and also has a certificate in Graphic Design from Loyola University Chicago.

Digital Account Manager

Rich Funk, Senior Digital Account Manager

Rich Funk has over 10 years of experience managing digital marketing engagements across a variety of industries. Previously Rich has managed digital marketing for Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Tribune Media Company.  Rich is also an experienced educator on digital marketing – he has taught at UC San Diego, as well as been a featured speaker at Chicago Social Media week.

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