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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Higher Education space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CFO of Chegg
As CFO of Chegg, Andy’s goal is to help drive the financial performance of the company. Andy has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, over 10 of which he’s spent as CFO of three public companies, most recently with Palm, Inc. Andy’s proven ability to help build organizations, impressive track record in high growth environments and significant experience in the consumer technology space make him a great fit for Chegg and will help continue the company’s growth. Andy earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Eastern Illinois University, where he serves on the Business School advisory board. He lives in the Bay with his wife, has two children in college and when he’s not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family. When time permits, you will see him going wheel-to-wheel with other competitors, racing his formula car in the West Coast Formula Car Challenge Series!
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About Chegg: Chegg is a student media learning platform offering services to universities and community colleges.
Chief Campus Operating Officer (founding CFO). of Avenues: The World School
Steve is a broad-based financial and operational executive, having served in senior executive roles at leading global businesses in the fashion, consumer, media and education sectors. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, he leads the design and implementation of Avenues’ global financial, accounting, planning and treasury functions, as well as select operational, information technology and human resources activities. He will also support development at the school’s future campuses. Prior to joining Avenues, Steve served as CFO of Ralph Lauren’s global retail business, with flagship stores in North America, Europe, Japan, Australia and South America, as chief financial and operating officer of Scripps Networks’ Shop at Home interactive retail division and as CFO/COO for several education companies within the Sterling Partners’ educational investment portfolio. His early career included roles in finance and strategic planning with Goldman Sachs, Limited Brands, Price Waterhouse and PepsiCo International, including five years of experience in Europe.
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About Avenues: The World School: Avenues: The World School is a planned international system of for-profit private schools for pre-K-12th grades.
Co-Founder, COO and CFO of PORTL Hologram
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About MSMCi, PopJax, PORTL Hologram: PORTL Hologram offers at-home hologram machines.
CFO and Board Member of PORTL Hologram
Steven Hammersly is the CFO at PORTL Hologram.
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About PORTL Hologram: PORTL Hologram offers at-home hologram machines.
CFO of Holberton School
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About Holberton School: Holberton School is a project-based alternative to college for the next generation of software engineers.
Chief Financial Officer of READY Education
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About READY Education: Ready Education’s mission is to help higher ed institutions improve the student experience.
Steven J. McGarry
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sallie Mae
He is responsible for finance, accounting, and treasury activities, as well as equity and fixed income investor relations. He serves as the lead financial spokesperson for the company. A 17-year veteran of Sallie Mae, Steve appreciates its entrepreneurial atmosphere. He believes in the higher education value proposition and in the company’s mission of helping students get the education and training they need to succeed in today’s complex economy.
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About Sallie Mae: Sallie Mae is an American corporation that originates, services, and collects student loans.
Chief Financial Officer of Liaison International
Jim is Liaison’s chief financial officer. Jim joined Liaison with over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting in the Massachusetts high-tech industry. Prior to Liaison, Jim was chief operating officer and chief financial officer at NaviSite, Inc., a provider of enterprise-class hosting and managed cloud services. NaviSite was acquired by Time Warner Cable in 2011. Prior to NaviSite, Jim held senior finance positions at Lanthorn Technology, Guardent, Inc. and Razorfish. He holds an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.
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About Liaison International: Liaison International helps higher education institutions better identify, recruit, enroll and retain best-fit students.
VP of Finance & CFO of MPOWER Financing
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About MPOWER Financing: MPOWER Financing is a social benefit corporation financing domestic and international students.
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer of The Ohio State University
Kelly Hamilton is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at The Ohio State University. Kelly has been with OSU Health Plan since 2011 and has responsibility for finance, information technology, human resources, strategic planning and provider network contracting and management. Kelly began her career at KPMG, a big four public accounting firm. After KPMG, Kelly joined Nationwide where she held multiple leadership roles in Finance and Audit. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University. Kelly lives in Powell with her husband, Chris and their three daughters.
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About The Ohio State University: The Ohio State University is a public research university based in Columbus, Ohio.
Chief Financial Officer of n2y
David Swank is a CFO at n2y. Prior to that, David served as CFO for various companies including Bendon, Xunlight Corporation, and Diomed Holdings. He also held various positions at BrookstoneFive, Telxon Corporation, KPMG Peat Marwick, and PepsiCo Foods International. David holds an MBA degree in finance from the Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business.
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About Bendon, n2y: N2y is a developer of education curricula and teaching materials for K-12 students with special needs.
Chief Financial Officer of Mad Fish Digital
Corrie (Chasteen) Herman is the Owner & Chief Financial Officer at Mad Fish Digital.
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About Mad Fish Digital: Mad Fish Digital is a full-service interactive web agency that specializes in Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing.
Chief Financial Officer of USEED
James Ryan Co-Founder at Eli Partners.
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About Eli Partners, USEED: USEED is an internet company that provides an online crowdfunding platform for higher education.
Chief Financial Officer of ProctorU
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About ProctorU: ProctorU provides distance proctoring services using webcams and screen-sharing technology.
Co-Founder & CFO of Steppingblocks
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About Steppingblocks: Steppingblocks is a data analytics platform that uses big data to help users make intelligent decisions.
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Partner of WittKieffer
Sally DelBeccaro, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Partner, oversees the firm’s fiscal health, investment in new practices, and capital planning to drive profitable growth. As a key member of the executive management team, she plays an important role in the formation of strategic alliances, legal and compliance matters, internal control, tax planning, and financial strategy. She joined Witt/Kieffer in 2001 after serving in the professional services and healthcare fields. She is based in the firm’s headquarters in Oak Brook, IL. A certified public accountant, Sally holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the firm, Sally was in the audit division of Peat Marwick, working in the banking and finance industry, and with major transportation and manufacturing clients. After leaving public accounting, Sally was drawn to the healthcare field and entered hospital administration. She worked extensively with medical staffs, insurance carriers, and physician organizations to develop managed care networks on behalf of both hospitals and medical groups. Sally has a deep passion and appreciation for the primary industries served by Witt/Kieffer; healthcare and education. She served for eight years as the president of her local school board and has been actively involved in fundraising activities and volunteer leadership roles for foundations and service organizations benefitting local children’s hospitals.
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About WittKieffer: WittKieffer is a global executive search firm dedicated to organizations that improve quality of life in healthcare, education, and more.
Co-Founder, CFO of PatronX
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About PatronX: Helping schools and libraries across America connect to the internet and tech.
CFO of Fire Engine RED
Akber Pabani Leads finance department at Fire Engine RED.
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About Fire Engine RED: Fire Engine RED is an innovative technology, marketing, and modeling solutions company that’s served the education market since 2001.
Chief Financial Officer of Triseum
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About Triseum: Triseum is an information technology company that offers game based learning, computer gaming, e-learning, and education technology.