About Erik

Erik Candy began his work as Managing Director of EAB in 2013 to provide business intelligence leadership in the development of the Student Success Collaborative (SSC). The initiative combines technology, consulting and best practice research to help colleges and universities leverage real-time data to measure and optimize intervention effectiveness, and ultimately improve retention and graduation rates.

Erik and his team provide administrators with customized change management strategies to support institutional transformation. Before joining SSC, Erik was a Senior Director in Business Intelligence (BI) at EAB’s parent organization, the Advisory Board Company (ABC), delivering best-in-class BI programs for measuring and inflecting new levels of performance in healthcare management and outcomes. Directly previous to his work with ABC, Erik was a Senior Consultant with CSC Consulting Group beginning in 1997. His industry experience spans chemical manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, hospitality services, mortgage servicing and telecommunication, and includes extensive work done internationally.

Erik earned his MBA from George Washington University and received a dual undergraduate degree from the University of Mary Washington in Economics and Business Administration.

Erik Candy

Executive Director of Member Development

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