Trace Urdan

Managing Director   
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Trace Urdan is a Managing Director at Tyton Partners and has followed the Global Knowledge market for nearly 20 years.

He has spent much of his career as an equity research analyst covering the Knowledge Services sector, most recently as a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. Prior to working in the institutional investment industry, Trace was the Chief Financial Officer of the Information, Communications and Entertainment practice at KPMG Peat Marwick. Prior to that, he held a number of senior management positions within Time Inc. Asia in Hong Kong.

Trace is primarily focused on developing new relationships in support of the Firm’s banking and consulting practices and extending its sector thought leadership through various research, publishing, and presenting initiatives. He is based in San Francisco, CA.

During his career, Trace has followed a wide range of companies serving the education market, including early childhood, K-12, higher education and employment training. He is widely-cited as an expert on the topics of for-profit education, education technology and education policy. He has been cited by Career College Central magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in the career college sector, testified before the Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education, and authored a white paper for the Kauffman Foundation on the topic of higher education regulation.

Trace received a BA degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.