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Independent management consultants specializing in the education industry

Independent management consultants in the Umbrex community have experience serving organizations across the full range of the education industry, including primary and secondary schools, public and private institutions of higher learning, social enterprises, and foundations. Over 90% of our education practice consultants are alums of McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The majority also have experience in roles in the education industry.

Examples of how we help clients in the education industry

Developed and implemented an e-learning product in 20 countries for an international language and cultural exchange program. EBITDA increased 12%.
Increased licensing revenues from $18M to $60M+ (230%) in three years for an entrepreneurship program at a Top 50 university in the US.

For a leading test preparation company, restructured product development, sales and marketing teams to increase efficiencies and improve online revenue. Identified $15M in operational savings and increased online sales by 50%.

Transformed the transactional procurement group for a leading K-12 educational publishing company. Established outsourced model with 60 FTE.
For a global education firm with more than 75 schools in 12+ countries, led digital marketing initiatives which expanded student enrollments by 50% year-over-year and more than doubled the pipeline of qualified prospects.

Education industry experience at top organizations including:

Executive Director - Workforce Services

Director of Sales

Chief Innovation Officer

Executive Program Director

VP, Business Development Strategic Alliances

Innovation Officer

President, Graduate Programs


Vice President, Strategy and Administration

Associate Vice Chancellor

What clients say

Insights on the education industry from our podcast:​


Education Inequality

Tim DeRoche

Insights on the education industry from our members:

Useful resources on the education industry recommended by our members

  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Society for Corporate Governance
  • International Corporate Governance Network
  • Business Roundtable
  • The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members 2nd Edition
  • A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member 2nd Edition
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