College Gateway for America

We had this great idea about education.
That’s why we created College Gateway For America.

Some of the most exciting conversations begin with “What if…?” That’s what happened when members of the College Gateway for America team—colleagues and acquaintances in education and business sectors—started discussing some of the specific challenges facing employers, the workforce, and post-secondary education institutions. So we decided to put our over 100 years of collective experience in business and education to work on behalf of those specific audiences in a way no one has.

While the list of our combined areas of expertise tell one story (technology and cloud operations; management consulting; curriculum development; marketing and recruiting; operations), words that tell another should also be in that list. Enthusiasm. Passion. Drive. Commitment.

The College Gateway for America team brings all that and more to work on behalf of every client. We invite you to experience the expertise, enthusiasm, vision and transformation we are bringing to how education is done. Give us a call, send us a message. We look forward to working with you to bring about real change.

Thomas Synder

Chairman & Chief Development Officer

Tom is also the President-Emeritus of Ivy Tech Community College the nation’s largest single, statewide, community college System. He joined Ivy Tech in 2007, after serving as Chairman CEO/President of a billion-dollar automotive enterprise which was a division of General Motors. During his 11 years in this role, he established a new business model and diversified the company from a $500 million automotive parts supplier to a global leader in truck, off-road and aftermarket products with more than 6,000 employees worldwide and $1.3 billion in sales.

Martin van Buren

President & Chief Operating Officer

Martin serves as our President and Chief Operating Officer. Martin has a passion for education and is a ten-year veteran of the post-secondary education industry. He has held various executive roles including Chief Information Officer for a post-secondary institution as well as serving as Chief Operating Officer for a Cloud Services company. During his post-secondary education tenure, he also was instrumental in developing relevant, high-impact curriculum, operations, and establishing industry best practices in data analytics that directly helped positively impact student outcomes. Additionally, he has experience leading dozens of large-scale projects from his experience at two “big four” consulting firms.

Subject Matter Experts

The team behind the scenes are front and center when it comes to their involvement and knowledge of cybersecurity.

Corban Cordova

Subject Matter Expert

Jim Hollis, Jr.

Subject Matter Expert

Dustin Hutchison

Subject Matter Expert

Arthur Salmon

Subject Matter Expert