Tim is a leading strategic advisor to higher education institutions around the world. His work focuses on helping institutions grow amidst significant disruption, by defining strategies and new business models aligned with the future. He has served as a columnist for Businessweek and is a frequent commentator in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other global media. Tim is also a regular presenter at global industry forums, such as the Indian Management Conclave, AACSB International, The European Foundation for Management Development, and others.
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.
Steve has 10 years of marketing and advertising experience in agencies and universities, including 4 years of marketing international higher education programs. Steve has an MA in International Affairs and a BA in International Business and Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis.
Jesse focuses on working with clients to develop effective growth strategies and identify new program opportunities. He is also a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois. Before joining 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 joint JD/MBA from Golden Gate University and a BS in Psychology from Indiana University.
Stacia has nearly 20 years of experience in the higher education industry, specifically at senior levels within the online learning sector. She has also served in multiple academic leadership roles in student affairs, career/alumni services, and academic operations. Most recently, Stacia served as an Academic Strategist at Pearson Online Learning Services, consulting with university partners to implement impactful and scalable online degree programs using data-driven insights. Stacia has an EdD in Adult and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University, as well as an MS in Clinical-Counseling Psychology and BS in Psychology from Illinois State University.
Shane is a technically focused data and market research analyst, with deep experience in the digital higher education program space. He most recently served as a market research analyst for Pearson Online Learning Services, providing actionable insights to drive student acquisition and support product strategies. Shane has a MS in Management, with an emphasis in Business Analytics, from the University of Central Florida and a BA in Communication Technology from the Ohio State University. He is Vice President of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida.
Omari has 10+ years of Business Intelligence experience across a number of industries. He is passionate about using data to help stakeholders navigate challenges with confidence. Most recently, Omari was an Analyst at 2U where he was the data owner for 18 programs at 8 universities during his tenure. Omari graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a joint Information Systems degree (Business & Computer Science).
Bridget has 10+ years of administrative experience and is responsible for overall office management and providing administrative support to the President and CEO.
Her previous experience as a Critical Care nurse laid a solid foundation for situational awareness, prioritization, multitasking, meticulous documentation and strong interpersonal skills, which she now uses to benefit Eduvantis and its clients.
Emily brings 10+ years of higher education marketing expertise focused on the utilization of SEO, UX, analytics, and down funnel conversion tactics. She specializes in leveraging data-driven digital strategies to help universities drive enrollment and grow their brands. Emily has an MBA from Illinois State University, a Certificate in Data Analytics from Cornell University, and a BA with a double major in Communication and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
Rich has more than 10 years experience developing effective digital strategies and managing digital marketing campaigns across a variety of industries. In addition to higher education, Rich has worked in diverse and complex digital marketing environments at 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 and been a featured speaker at Chicago Social Media Week and the American Marketing Association’s Annual Conference on Higher Education Marketing.
Bahtyah handles day-to-day paid campaign management oversight, writes ad copy, builds and optimizes landing pages, conducts campaign analysis and produces monthly reports. Through her education and internships with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, she has substantial experience on many digital marketing, event planning, public relations and marketing projects. Bahtyah holds a Bachelors of Arts in Strategic Communications with a focus in marketing from Hampton University.
Stacy is a results-oriented leader with more than twenty years of diversified marketing expertise. She has proven success in launching offline and digital marketing campaigns for various companies, increasing the initial marketing investment to up to $30 Million annually. Early in Stacy’s career, she was responsible for the media aspect of the launch of Colorado Tech University Online. Since then, Stacy has managed paid marketing campaigns for a variety of for-profit and non-profit institutions. Stacy earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and has an MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.
Jada serves as the senior marketing coordinator for Eduvantis. She leverages operational expertise and excellent communication skills to ensure that all of our client engagements run smoothly. She works with our digital clients and her Eduvantis teammates to ensure consistent communication and reporting across our spectrum of digital campaigns and enables our teams to work with our clients in a way that drives synergy. Jada holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from Hofstra University.
Ashley brings 10+ years of design experience, specializing in digital and print design, brand identity, and user experience. She specializes in helping clients leverage creative as a tool that elevates their brand, engages prospective students, and drives enrollment. She holds an MS in Arts Technology with a focus on UI/UX from Illinois State University and a BA in Advertising from the Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg.
Tien is a results-oriented leader with 20+ years’ experience in web development, digital and traditional media. She is passionate about marrying data science and analytics together with the art of visionary creative to produce winning strategies and websites. She has strong expertise in digital experience (UX/UI), SEO, lead generation, and brand strategy. Tien holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and a MS in Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University.
Jordan has spent her entire professional career in marketing and social media strategy. She utilizes her deep expertise in social media, analytics, and marketing strategy to help institutions push strategic initiatives, promote events, and drive enrollment. She has won three national marketing awards from the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators in the Giveaway Promotion, Fan Engagement Video and Student Promotion categories. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Business Administration and Accounting and an emphasis in Marketing from Presbyterian College and an MBA from Illinois State University.
Rebekah is a copywriter and communications professional with 20 years of experience in both educational and corporate environments. As a people-focused storyteller, she writes with simplicity and heart to help people accomplish their goals and connect to something bigger. Rebekah has an MA in creative writing and a BA in English and technical communication from Iowa State University.
Bryanna is an educator and marketing strategist with 10+ years of experience in both marketing and higher education. She is dedicated to blending strong data and compelling storytelling on every level of the marketing funnel. Bryanna has an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers University, a BA in English and writing communications from Bellarmine University, and is currently finishing her PhD in English Studies at Illinois State University.
Pat is an aspiring consultant who has experience working across industries (retail, technology, renewable energy, and non-profit). After 4 internships, 3 case competitions, and 2 pro-bono consulting projects, her journey has been filled with solving problems for clients, working with gigabytes of data, and presenting to hundreds of people. Pat is graduating this Fall with a BS in Business Analytics and a minor in Finance.