|Brown University, BA||2001|
Chad Billmyer is a co-founder of DealBird, a Web-based marketing company. You can follow DealBird at Facebook.com/DealBird | Twitter.com/Deal_Bird | LinkedIn DealBird | YouTube DealBird
Prior to co-founding DealBird, Billmyer led the interactive marketing arm of Peterson’s. He oversaw sales, product development, customer support, marketing, and strategic planning for Petersons.com and StudentEdge.com, education planning Web sites with an annual audience of over 6MM uniques.
While at Peterson’s, Billmyer presented on technology topics like Search Engine Optimization and e-sign regulations at numerous national conferences including the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
In 2000, Billmyer co-founded Foresite Solutions, Inc a provider of Web-based software that automates back office functions in college financial aid offices. The business won Brown University’s annual business plan competition in 2000. Nelnet (NYSE: NNI), a diversified education holding company, acquired Foresite in 2005. Today, Foresite operates as NextGen Web Solutions and serves hundreds of financial aid offices nationally.
Billmyer holds a B.A. in Economics from Brown University. He has served as a mentor to start-ups in Brown University’s Entrepreneurship Program and to businesses working with DreamIt Ventures. He has served multiple times as a judge for Brown University’s annual business plan competition.