Dave Kieffer

Areas of Expertise:

  • Data management tools and processes
  • Finance
  • HCM
  • Large research universities 
  • Student

How Dave Helps
Tambellini Members:

  • He offers strategic advising for IT leaders and solution providers on how to address the rising role of technology in institutional strategy. 
  • He produces research and other publications to support strategic decision-making in the higher education community. 
  • He provides institutions advice and publications on how to prepare for and optimally execute large transformational projects. 
Dave Kieffer

Dave Kieffer

Vice President, Research and Analysis; Principal Analyst

Roles and Responsibilities

Leading the analyst and research teams, Dave Kieffer drives the Tambellini strategy and processes to provide insightful, impactful, and accurate research and publications to our members. As an analyst, he spearheads research focused on Finance and HCM applications, data management and other critical higher education technologies. His reports provide actionable insights on how Tambellini members can leverage technology to improve the experience and outcomes for students, faculty, staff, and administrators through effective architecture, functionality, and accessibility of enterprise-class technology. Dave is a regular speaker and panelist at national conferences and has served on multiple education technology advisory committees. 

Professional Background

With over 30 years of experience leading technology operations in higher education, Dave Kieffer has become a vetted leader in the technology space. Before joining Tambellini Group, he served as the administrative systems AVP at The Ohio State University. In this role, he oversaw every facet of the university’s enterprise applications, including implementation, mobile and web development, application architecture, security, and integration technologies. 

Education & Certifications

  • BSCIS, Computer Science, Engineering, The Ohio State University

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