Chad Bandy

Managing Director, KPMG


KPMG Managing Director Chad Bandy has over 25 years of higher education strategy and operations experience. Prior to KPMG, Bandy served as the Chief Growth Officer for Bisk Education, an online learning services company that provided market research, enrollment and marketing, technology services, and program management for some of the country’s leading institutions.

Chad is an operational strategist with experience as a university administrator as well as an executive leader delivering outsourced solutions to university clients. He has partnered with R1 Carnegie institutions, community colleges, public institutions, as well as private, liberal arts institutions.

Prior to Bisk, Bandy served as the Vice President of Blackboard Student Services, where he worked with over 300 colleges and universities partnering to deliver student life cycle services in the areas of admissions management, financial aid, technology enablement, as well as student retention. 

Chad spent 15 years at a major institution, leading student services for online and campus-based programs. As Regional Vice President, he managed student and instructional services for more than 50,000 learners across 13 states. His role included leadership over a P&L achieving over $600M in annual revenue with 23 campus locations with over 1,000 employees. 

Chad has partnered with college presidents, provosts, chief information and technology officers, as well as leaders in marketing, retention management, and enrollment. He specializes in the delivery of services to deliver scalable, seamless services to university students. In addition, Chad has served as an advisor to universities, ed tech companies, and private equity firms to develop, launch, and operate boot camps, certificates, and professional development programs.