David Eby

Chief Operating Officer, Project Kitty Hawk, University of North Carolina System


David Eby has over 20 years of experience in higher education marketing, admission and operations leadership.  Over the last four years his work has led him to work with multiple universities to help them navigate through the pandemic by helping them transition to a virtual learning environment. Prior to the pandemic, David was the COO for coding bootcamp, startup, Thinkful, where he helped lead them to acquisition by Chegg in under one year of service. One of his more recent roles in higher education was serving as COO for Grantham University where he was responsible for positioning the university for partnership or acquisition (now a part of University of Arkansas).  Prior to that role, he worked with Bertelsmann Education Group in a variety of roles, including Chief Academic Success Officer for HotChalk, President of Arist Learning Solutions and Chief Marketing Officer for Arist Education System.  Prior to his time with Bertelsmann he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) where he helped lead the marketing and operations strategy that grew SNHU’s online division to over 70,000 students, making it the fastest growing nonprofit university in the country. David started his career in education at the Apollo Education Group as Director of Student Services at the College for Financial Planning. David’s experience also includes serving as President of Anthem College Online and Vice President of Enrollment Management at Jones International University.