HigherEducation.com About Us

  • 75 Million

    High Intent Users / Year

    Experience where it counts: building high-intent education traffic and industry-leading enrollment services.

  • Premium Portfolio

    Of education-focused websites

    Our proprietary network is proven to attract motivated prospective students.

  • Industry Experience

    In driving high-quality student enrollment

    Years of industry-leading experience to help your student enrollment grow.

Leadership

  • Stephen Amante

    StephenAmante

    CFO

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    With more than 25 years of experience starting and growing technology enabled service businesses, Stephen is responsible for all finance, accounting, human resources, and administrative functions and is closely involved with most of the company’s operations. He has served as CFO for various private-equity backed enterprises over the last 10 years.

  • Patrick Gavin

    PatrickGavin

    CEO

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    Online marketing veteran with 15+ years of experience in digital marketing having founded multiple online marketing companies. Patrick has a core expertise in digital strategic and content marketing. He was the founder and CEO of Text Link Ads, a business acquired by Lake Capital in 2006. Was a founding investor in HigherEducation.com in 2007 and became CEO in 2009. Led company partnership with Abry Partners in 2011.

  • Suzanne Guinn

    SuzanneGuinn

    Vice President, Managing Director

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    With more than 20 years in higher education and expertise in customer experience and market development, Suzanne serves as the primary lisaon between our HE team and our partner universities.

  • Jeff Mayer

    JeffMayer

    Senior Vice President, Operations

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    Over 20 years of marketing and business operations experience with the past 6 years serving higher education. Jeff's previous roles include Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing for Academic Partnerships, Executive Director of Marketing for Kaplan Higher Education Group and various domestic and international roles for DHL Express and Komatsu Latin America.

  • John Cascio

    JohnCascio

    Director of Finance

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    With more than 12 years of experience, John oversees all finance, accounting, data analysis, and forecasting functions. His previous experience includes other private industries and the assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • Daniel Yap

    DanielYap

    Vice President, Digital Marketing

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    Over 17 years of digital marketing experience with the past 7 years in higher education. Before joining the team, Daniel led digital marketing for a major higher education institution. In 2013, he was named one of the Top 40 under 40 innovative brand marketers.

  • Eric Clemmons

    EricClemmons

    CTO

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    Infatuated with web technology since Prodigy.net and a huge proponent of leveraging, creating, & committing to open-source development. Eric is driven by improving both user & developer experience.

  • Avishan Hodjat

    AvishanHodjat

    Senior VP, Sales & Client Services

    Over 15 years of leadership experience in internet technology, marketing and lead generation, including 11 years as an executive in the higher education industry. Avishan specializes in driving enrollment growth for not for profit and private universities.

  • Rafael Jose

    RafaelJose

    COO

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    With more than 12 years of digital marketing experience, Rafael oversees the content marketing production and operations for the Company. His previous experience includes building sales and account teams for both start-ups and large agencies.

  • Joeri Weyenberg

    JoeriWeyenberg

    Chief Revenue Officer

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    Over 20 years of strategy and marketing experience, including 6 years as an executive in online education. Most recently, Joeri was head of marketing and student acquisition at one of the largest online higher education institutions in the U.S.

Team Members

  • Zach Romeo

    Zach Romeo

    Associate Director, Production

  • Content Manager

    Logan Foley

    Content Manager

  • Nicole Likarish

    Nicole Likarish

    Associate Director, Content

  • Quinn Tomlin

    Quinn Tomlin

    Media Relations Manager

  • Brendan Gawlowski

    Brendan Gawlowski

    Managing Editor

  • Jameson Brown

    Jameson Brown

    Marketing Associate

  • Anna Ma

    Anna Ma

    Software Developer

  • Charlie Yaris

    Charlie Yaris

    Marketing Associate

  • Ben Strauss

    Ben Strauss

    Editor II

  • Amanda Green

    Amanda Green

    Web Publisher II

  • Melissa Venable

    Melissa Venable

    Education Writer

  • Erin Mettling

    Erin Mettling

    Freelance Content Manager

  • Amy Tran

    Amy Tran

    Associate Director, Content

  • Luke Eichinger

    Luke Eichinger

    Marketing Associate

  • Outreach Associate

    Colin Weickmann

    Outreach Associate

  • Heather Dileepan

    Heather Dileepan

    Marketing Manager

  • James Valentine

    James Valentine

    Senior Marketing Associate

  • Melissa Messer

    Melissa Messer

    Senior Marketing Associate

  • David Rubin

    David Rubin

    Marketing Manager

  • Ryan Kluge

    Ryan Kluge

    Senior Marketing Associate

  • Jennifer Yee

    Jennifer Yee

    Director of Offshore Operations

  • Cody Anderson

    Cody Anderson

    Marketing Associate

  • Stephanie Snider

    Stephanie Snider

    Marketing Manager

  • Chris Villaluz

    Chris Villaluz

    Software Developer

  • Ky Phan

    Ky Phan

    Software Engineer

  • Valerie Bratt-Leal

    Valerie Bratt-Leal

    Editor II

  • Katie Nelson

    Katie Nelson

    Content Manager

  • Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes

    Web Publisher I

  • Joseph Hopkins

    Joseph Hopkins

    Editor II

  • Kyle Kuhn

    Kyle Kuhn

    Editor

  • Ben Goldberg

    Ben Goldberg

    Marketing Data Analyst

  • Devon Butler

    Devon Butler

    Marketing Manager

  • Heather Condren

    Heather Condren

    Marketing Associate

  • Eric Rasch

    Eric Rasch

    Director of Front-end Development & UX/Design

  • Dave Robb

    Dave Robb

    Front End Developer

  • Kate Meyer

    Kate Meyer

    Designer

  • Chad Donohue

    Chad Donohue

    Sr. UX Engineer

  • Evan Kaufman

    Evan Kaufman

    Lead Applications Architect

  • Emily Maddox

    Emily Maddox

    Product Growth Manager

  • Dan Douglas

    Dan Douglas

    Designer

  • Ramzi Beshara

    Ramzi Beshara

    Designer

  • Jen Germann

    Jen Germann

    Front End Developer

  • Jonathan Edge

    Jonathan Edge

    Help Desk Analyst

  • Jason Comes

    Jason Comes

    Front End Developer

  • Will Stern

    Will Stern

    Applications Developer

  • Mitch Comardo

    Mitch Comardo

    Full-Stack JavaScript Developer

  • Tim Fowkes

    Tim Fowkes

    Director UX/Creative

  • Michelle Tozzi

    Michelle Tozzi

    VP Client Services

  • TJ Quinn

    TJ Quinn

    Senior Account Manager

  • Shilpa Shyam

    Shilpa Shyam

    Compliance Analyst

  • Sam Sok

    Sam Sok

    Data Analyst

  • Justin Lam

    Justin Lam

    Client Services Analyst

  • Erick Vargas

    Erick Vargas

    Data Strategy Analyst

  • Kristen Allcorn

    Kristen Allcorn

    Director of Business Intelligence

  • Christian Jones

    Christian Jones

    Strategy Analyst

  • Pilar Sneider

    Pilar Sneider

    Administrative Assistant

  • Christina Valdez

    Christina Valdez

    Accountant & HR Coordinator

  • Stephanie Oaks

    Stephanie Oaks

    Accountant

  • Eric Gilbert

    Eric Gilbert

    Accounting Manager

Careers

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  • Well-being at Work
  • Culture of Learning
  • Personal Time Off
  • Healthy Snack Options
  • Work-from-home Days
  • Offsites and Happy Hours
  • Houston

    1001 McKinney Street, Suite 400 Houston, TX 77002

  • Seattle

    901 5th Avenue, Suite 3220 Seattle, WA 98164

  • Florida

    6950 Cypress Road, Suite 300 & Suite 301 Plantation, FL 33317

  • Iowa

    226 South Clinton Street Iowa City, IA 52245

  • Skilled Freelance Writer

    HigherEducation.com is looking for a talented, creative, detail-oriented freelance writer who can meet tight deadlines. We're looking for someone who can write high-quality articles, white papers, guides, blog posts, expert interviews, and school rankings. If you want to work with a talented editorial staff and want to help prospective students find educational opportunities that meet their needs, then we want you on our team.

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    HigherEducation.com is looking for a talented, creative, detail-oriented freelance writer who can meet tight deadlines. We’re looking for someone who can write high-quality articles, white papers, guides, blog posts, expert interviews, and school rankings. If you want to work with a talented editorial staff and want to help prospective students find educational opportunities that meet their needs, then we want you on our team.

    Our Ideal Candidate?

    Freelance writers for HigherEducation.com research and write resources for prosepective and current college students. We provide writers with detailed outlines and instructions so you can get straight to work on every assignment. We create all kinds of content, from “The Top College Cafeterias in the United States” to “The Best Careers for English Majors” to the “2016 Student Voting Guide.” We’re looking for writers who know how to balance subject matter expertise with a conversational tone. Our goal is to make complicated topics easy to understand for a variety of audiences. We like writers who know that SEO writing is both an art and a science, and who can blend the two to create engaging articles.

    You can live anywhere and write any time, we just want you to be able to meet deadlines and have the bandwidth to write around 3,000 words per week.

    Assignment length and availability depend on current needs and vary week to week. Payment is based on prescribed word count.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Follow assigned specifications and instructions closely
    • Meet or beat deadlines
    • Create top-quality, second draft work as your first draft
    • Work with editors to revise and rewrite assignments as needed
    • Follow AP and HigherEducation.com writing standards

    Qualifications

    • 2+ years of professional writing experience (freelance and journalistic experience preferred)
    • Proven mastery of grammar, syntax, usage, tone, and spelling
    • Ability to self-edit and submit second draft work quickly
    • Familiarity with: Google Docs, AP standards, basic HTML, SEO writing

    How to Apply

    Using the subject line “Higher Education Freelance Writer Application“, email the following to writersnetwork@highereducation.com:

    • Resume detailing current and previous freelance or writing experience
    • Two Writing Samples: Please send both
      • Previously published article
        • Max 3,000 words
        • Can be linked or attached to email
      • Raw Sample
        • Please write 1-2 paragraphs (about 150 words) on the online Master of Library and Information Sciences program at the University of Washington – Seattle
          • In a conversational, yet informative tone, focus on core curriculum; interesting classes; specific information about capstones, theses or other culminating experiences; skills developed in program; term length; number of credits needed to graduate; what makes the program unique
          • Avoid advertisement-like language
          • Do not write as if you are the school
      • Optionally
        • Link to online portfolio, blog, or other work you feel showcases your abilities as a writer.

    Qualified candidates will be given an opportunity to complete a paid trial assignment to determine their fit in our network.

    Apply Now

  • Houston

    1001 McKinney Street, Suite 400 Houston, TX 77002

  • Seattle

    901 5th Avenue, Suite 3220 Seattle, WA 98164

  • Florida

    6950 Cypress Road, Suite 300 & Suite 301 Plantation, FL 33317

  • Iowa

    226 South Clinton Street Iowa City, IA 52245

Values & Culture Statement

We at Higher Education strive to create a professional and fun environment where people look forward to work. This is a place for collaboration, inspiration, and support. We continuously push ourselves to solve simple and complex issues as a way to advance Higher Education’s success, as well as our own professional learning.

  • Communication

    Transfer information and opinions openly

  • Respect

    Show admiration for teammates’ abilities and qualities

  • Accountabilty

    Take responsibility for actions and decisions

  • Continuous Improvement

    Solve problems gradually with each step building on the previous one

  • Collaboration

    Work together toward one common goal

  • Fun

    Contribute to a positive social and professional atmosphere