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

  • 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.

  • Eric Clemmons

    EricClemmons

    Vice President, Software Development

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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.

  • David Franklin

    DavidFranklin

    Executive Vice President

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    Responsible for overseeing and improving the Company’s digital student acquisition metrics and launching new service offerings. David's previous experience includes Corporate Strategy at DaVita and Management Consulting at Accenture.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • James Headley

    JamesHeadley

    Senior Vice President, Partnerships

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    With more than 20 years of experience working with colleges and universities in the US and abroad, James builds high functioning teams with a commitment to improving the higher education landscape. He previously worked as the VP of Sales for McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Stephanie Snider

    Stephanie Snider

    Marketing Manager

  • Editor II

    Joseph Hopkins

    Editor II

  • Jennifer Yee

    Jennifer Yee

    Director of Offshore Operations

  • David Rubin

    David Rubin

    Marketing Manager

  • Ryan Kluge

    Ryan Kluge

    Senior Marketing Associate

  • Ben Strauss

    Ben Strauss

    Editor II

  • Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes

    Web Publisher I

  • Devon Butler

    Devon Butler

    Marketing Manager

  • Kyle Kuhn

    Kyle Kuhn

    Editor

  • Ky Phan

    Ky Phan

    Software Engineer

  • Heather Dileepan

    Heather Dileepan

    Marketing Manager

  • Quinn Tomlin

    Quinn Tomlin

    Outreach Coordinator

  • Amy Tran

    Amy Tran

    Associate Director, Content

  • Chris Villaluz

    Chris Villaluz

    Software Developer

  • Melissa Messer

    Melissa Messer

    Marketing Associate

  • Amanda Green

    Amanda Green

    Web Publisher II

  • Brendan Gawlowski

    Brendan Gawlowski

    Managing Editor

  • Melissa Venable

    Melissa Venable

    Education Writer

  • Ben Goldberg

    Ben Goldberg

    Marketing Data Analyst

  • Luke Eichinger

    Luke Eichinger

    Marketing Associate

  • James Valentine

    James Valentine

    Senior Marketing Associate

  • Katie Nelson

    Katie Nelson

    Editor

  • Heather Condren

    Heather Condren

    Marketing Associate

  • Nicole Likarish

    Nicole Likarish

    Associate Director, Content

  • Anna Ma

    Anna Ma

    Software Developer

  • Erin Mettling

    Erin Mettling

    Freelance Content Manager

  • Jason Comes

    Jason Comes

    Front End Developer

  • Chad Donohue

    Chad Donohue

    Full-Stack JavaScript Developer

  • Emily Maddox

    Emily Maddox

    Product Manager

  • Jen Germann

    Jen Germann

    Front End Developer

  • Dave Robb

    Dave Robb

    Front End Developer

  • Mitch Comardo

    Mitch Comardo

    Full-Stack JavaScript Developer

  • Eric Rasch

    Eric Rasch

    Director of Front-end Development & UX/Design

  • Will Stern

    Will Stern

    Applications Developer

  • Dan Douglas

    Dan Douglas

    Designer

  • Evan Kaufman

    Evan Kaufman

    Lead Applications Architect

  • Ramzi Beshara

    Ramzi Beshara

    Designer

  • Kate Meyer

    Kate Meyer

    Designer

  • Tim Fowkes

    Tim Fowkes

    Director UX/Creative

  • Jonathan Edge

    Jonathan Edge

    Help Desk Analyst

  • Michelle Tozzi

    Michelle Tozzi

    VP Client Services

  • TJ Quinn

    TJ Quinn

    Senior Account Manager

  • Shilpa Shyam

    Shilpa Shyam

    Compliance Analyst

  • Kristen Allcorn

    Kristen Allcorn

    Director of Business Intelligence

  • Justin Lam

    Justin Lam

    Client Services Analyst

  • Sam Sok

    Sam Sok

    Data Analyst

  • Christian Jones

    Christian Jones

    Strategy Analyst

  • Erick Vargas

    Erick Vargas

    Data Strategy Analyst

  • Christina Valdez

    Christina Valdez

    Accountant & HR Coordinator

  • John Cascio

    John Cascio

    Controller

  • Jessica Shatkin

    Jessica Shatkin

    Administrative Assistant

  • Stephanie Oaks

    Stephanie Oaks

    Accountant

  • Pilar Sneider

    Pilar Sneider

    Administrative Assistant

  • Eric Gilbert

    Eric Gilbert

    Accounting Manager

Careers

Apply today & change the education industry

  • 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

  • Qlikview Developer

    Responsible for the creation and maintaining of reports, visualizations, and other forms of information

    Houston

    The Qlikview Developer will be mainly responsible for the creation and maintaining of reports, visualizations, and other forms of information designed to gain insights and monitor key metrics using QlikView.

    Responsibilities

    • Interpret and document business needs of stakeholders and develop timely analytical solutions
    • Take ownership of projects assigned and support other developers with tasks to complete
    • Build QlikView ETL and data models applications from multiple data sources
    • Design and configure the QlikView applications front-end calculations using set analysis, aggregations, etc. per business requirements
    • Coordinate with other developers on the team to build and share knowledge, ensuring consistent delivery of information
    • Tests applications and conducts data quality checks on a regular basis
    • Work in partnership with other teams and stakeholders concerning the accuracy of data and efficiency of processes

    Qualifications

    • Strong experience with QlikView Design and Development
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Experience with diverse data collection, ETL, and database technologies
    • Proficiency with query performance tuning
    • Quantitative analytical and problem solving skills
    • Strong research skills, fast learner
    • Exceptional communications skills, both oral and written
    • Outstanding attention to detail
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and multi-task, switching priorities as needed

    Education and Experience Required

    • BA/BS in computer engineering, computer science, data science, etc
    • Minimum of 3-4 years of analytical experience

    Adhere to Culture

    • Transfer information and opinions openly
    • Show admiration for teammates’ abilities and qualities
    • Take responsibility for actions and decisions
    • Solve problems gradually with each step building on the previous one
    • Work together toward one common goal
    • Contribute to a positive social and professional atmosphere

    Location: Houston, TX
    Must have eligibility to work in the US

    About HigherEducation.com
    HigherEducation.com is a leading digital media marketing company with offices in Houston, Seattle, and New York specializing in web development and web marketing in the education space.

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  • 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.

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  • Business Analyst

    Support the Strategy/Business Intelligence team to determine performance improvements to the company portfolio.

    Houston

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    The Business Analyst will support the Strategy/Business Intelligence team to determine performance improvements to the company portfolio. The candidate should be willing to continue to learn and grow with the position and the respective responsibilities and challenges; a flexible role for someone with initiative and team values!

    Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

    • Business Intelligence (50%)
    • Support strategy team by analyzing our portfolio’s performance
    • Identify operational trends across the organization and provide data driven recommendations
    • Work with various teams in the company to implement business solutions
    • Collaborate with senior leadership and developers to establish performance analytics
    • Website Management (40%)
    • Monitor H-E and partner-owned websites to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
    • Coordinate with several teams to correct or improve performance on each website
    • Misc. Tasks and Duties (10%)

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • A bachelors degree in Business, Management, Economics or related
    • Strong Written and Verbal Communication
    • 2+ Years Relevant Analytical experience
    • Experience working with large amounts of data in excel, SQL or comparable system
    • Problem solver and creative thinker
    • Eligibility to work in the US

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Consulting or Analytical Background
    • Experience in Business Intelligence Tools
    • Knowledge of HTML
    • Project management experience

    Adhere to Culture

    • Transfer information and opinions openly
    • Show admiration for teammates’ abilities and qualities
    • Take responsibility for actions and decisions
    • Solve problems gradually with each step building on the previous one
    • Work together toward one common goal
    • Contribute to a positive social and professional atmosphere

    Location: Houston, TX
    Must have eligibility to work in the US

    About HigherEducation.com
    HigherEducation.com is a leading digital media marketing company with offices in Houston, Seattle, and New York specializing in web development and web marketing in the education space.

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  • Data Strategy Analyst

    Supports all branches of our business using data to determine performance improvements to the company portfolio.

    Houston

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    The Data Strategy Analyst is responsible for supporting all branches of our business using data to determine performance improvements to the company portfolio. Using data mining and analysis, being able to draw conclusions to report and communicate effectively is key. Data Strategy Analysts will also work with other teams in optimizing set up and operation of both frontend and backend development of our assets. The candidate should be willing to continue to learn and grow with the position and the respective responsibilities and challenges; a flexible role for someone with initiative and team values!

    OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE?

    The Data Strategy Analyst should have experience in design and delivery of data analysis, including Excel and ideally BI Solutions such as QlikView, Tableau or others. In addition, they should have an overall idea of how all data connects and have experience working with data from multiple sources.

    They will be an excellent communicator and collaborator capable of making decisions independently and giving and applying feedback. They are high-energy, positive, and able to problem solve. Detail-oriented and deadline-driven, the right candidate must have the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and pivot when necessary. Candidate must be flexible to take on new responsibilities and challenges assigned to him/her.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Working with large data sets to come up with actionable insights and solutions
    • Support Business Intelligence/Strategy team by analyzing portfolio performance
    • Refine, and improve project management processes, templates, tools, and tracking
    • Help develop front-end/back-end strategies based on stakeholder needs
    • Overseeing third-party partners in pursuit of maximizing performance
    • Auditing and checking operational processes and metrics to ensure portfolio accuracy and precision

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • A bachelors degree in Business, Management, Economics or related
    • Strong Written and Verbal Communication
    • 2+ Years Relevant Analytical experience
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Experience working with large amounts of data in excel, SQL or comparable system
    • Problem solver and creative thinker
    • Eligibility to work in the US

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Consulting or Analytical Background
    • Experience in Business Intelligence Tools
    • Project management experience

    Adhere to Culture

    • Transfer information and opinions openly
    • Show admiration for teammates’ abilities and qualities
    • Take responsibility for actions and decisions
    • Solve problems gradually with each step building on the previous one
    • Work together toward one common goal
    • Contribute to a positive social and professional atmosphere

    Location: Houston, TX
    Must have eligibility to work in the US

    About HigherEducation.com
    HigherEducation.com is a leading digital media marketing company with offices in Houston, Seattle, and New York specializing in web development and web marketing in the education space.

    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