Carl Heck is a strategic and entrepreneurial operations executive who generates ideas and ignites creativity by applying a culture of ingenuity and reinvention to problems facing higher education. He is a focused business partner anticipating and delivering creative strategies to address process, delivery and organizational challenges.
As an effective data-driven decision maker, who improves business performance and margins through operational transformation and change management strategies, Heck consistently reduces costs and increases revenue. He is an impactful mentor and relationship builder who invests time to build agreement with key stakeholders.
Prior to Penn State, Heck brought nearly 15 years of management, government, non-profit and higher education experience with a proven success record in facility and event management, finance, operations, sales and fundraising while delivering strategic business solutions across multiple platforms. Heck’s results— growth, efficiency, productivity and improved business operations—speak for themselves. His experience includes developing innovative customer experiences, managing construction projects, building future operating models and strategic revenue generation. Through his work with higher education industry leaders, Heck constantly seeks to identify the best combination of business and technology partnerships to bring sustainable value to the organizations he has worked for.
Heck is a graduate of Butler University, the University of Dallas and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.