Meet the Team

Tim Westerbeck


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 Mulligan


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.

Dan Borrelli


Dan has deep experience helping institutions optimize their enrollment funnel to achieve maximum success. He has worked extensively on the “inside,” having conducted the enrollment management and/or marketing functions at Fordham University and the University of San Francisco. Dan has an MBA from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and a BS from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Garrett Fisher

Associate Consultant

Garrett focuses on delivering high-quality, data-based market analysis to clients, helping them gain positive, results-oriented solutions. Prior to Eduvantis, Garrett was a business analyst with JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he drove strategic initiatives in loss mitigation and operational inefficiencies. Garrett earned his BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rich Funk

Associate Director, Marketing Services

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.

Jesse Golenberg

Manager, Consulting Services

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.

Sean Holdmeyer

Manager, Consulting Services

Sean has over 5 years of strategic and operational experience 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.

Anthony Mentz

Digital Marketing Manager

Anthony has significant experience managing paid digital marketing initiatives for a variety of clients across a multitude of industries, including enterprise technology, auto, CPG, and higher education. He has an expansive knowledge of the paid search and social landscapes. Prior to joining Eduvantis, Anthony managed strategy and activation for clientele across agencies within Omnicom Media Group. Anthony has helped clients new and old grow existing business and foray into new products and programs.

Miles Pfefferle

Senior SEO Manager

Miles brings more than 10 years of experience in higher education focused on SEO, UX design, web development, analytics, and conversion optimization. With a proven track record driving online growth and lead volume, Miles has successfully lead a number of universities and corporate brands through complete website rebuilds and has been recognized with many higher education awards in design and collaboration.

Kahleen Riojas

Associate Consultant

Kahleen uses her expertise in research methods to help create and implement the foundational elements of qualitative and quantitative audience research projects with colleges and universities. She is experienced in survey design and programming, statistical data analysis, and qualitative research interviewing. Prior to joining Eduvantis, Kahleen worked at Huron Consulting Group for three years and worked with enrollment data systems as a Research & Strategy Analyst at Loyola University Chicago for two years. She applies her extensive knowledge and skills in higher ed market research on each project, including a background in admissions strategies, forecasting student demand for new or existing programs, institutional database structures, and effective approaches to compile data and provide university leadership with strategic insights.

Steve Shriberg

Director, Consulting Services

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.

Bridget Thies

Executive Assistant

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.

Roxanne Zong

Associate Consultant

Roxanne derives actionable insights and improves clients performance by conducting market research and data analysis. Before joining Eduvantis, Roxanne had consumer strategy and market research experience in various consultancies and agencies. She earned her double BA in Economics and Art History as well as a certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University.