In his current role as CFO, Matthew Seelye oversees all of Kaplan’s financial operations, including accounting, financial reporting and analysis, transaction support, real estate, internal audit and procurement.
Seelye joined Kaplan in 2001 as CFO of Kaplan Higher Education Campuses, then progressed to CFO of all of Kaplan Higher Education (KHE), which includes Kaplan University. During this period, KHE grew from a $100 million company with 28 institutions to a $1.5 billion company with over 75 institutions.
KHE’s expansion was a result of both organic growth and strategic acquisitions. During this period of rapid growth, Seelye led the KHE finance function in a manner that ensured capital was strategically allocated to support long-term growth, the underlying financial infrastructure and related control environment was scaled properly, and business risks were appropriately managed.
Prior to joining Kaplan, Seelye was the Corporate Controller of the Washington Post Company from 1997 to 2001. Previously at Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), he held progressive positions from 1990 to 1997 leading to Manager in the Business Assurance practice.
Seelye is currently a member of the Financial Executives Institute (FEI). He holds a CPA and graduated with a B.B.A. majoring in Finance/Accounting from James Madison University.