Dave BestFounder


At Lehigh University, Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, served as Sports Editor of the Brown and White and founded the largest club on campus. Work study roles with the basketball and football teams enabled Dave to travel throughout the Patriot and Ivy Leagues.  As a Graduate Assistant, Dave earned a free Lehigh MBA.


Dave completed the Independent Educational Consultants Association Summer Training Institute and is an Associate IECA Member.  Additionally he formed the College Consulting Consortium (C3) and is a member of SACAC.


Corporately, Dave served Deloitte, Estée Lauder, AT&T and NextEra Energy.  As an award winning Marketing Director, Dave refined the skills to best serve his students including project management, data analysis, training and building presentations.


Volunteer roles include Little League coach and band parent officer where Dave recruited conservatories to the college fair and directed students to their best fit college. Dave knew he found his calling and created Best College Consulting.  


Dave is married to Wendy and their son Justin is a clarinet performance major at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.  

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