Bob DiGuardia

EVP for Client Success

AMSimpkins & Associates

Bob DiGuardia is a seasoned higher ed information systems professional who has worked in the field since the days of punch cards. He is still fascinated and excited by the technology that we use to provide services to the higher education community. He currently serves as EVP for Client Success at AMSimpkins & Associates, an IT consulting firm specializing in higher ed data integrations and SAFE, a product that uses AI to detect fraudulent college applications by scammers. DiGuardia had a 46-year career in higher ed ITS, most recently serving as director of ERP systems at Suffolk University, where he managed a team of nine to provide support for the business needs of the university. His team worked on all aspects of running systems from admission, student, advancement/alumni, and finance. He has also been a member of the faculty in the Sawyer School of Business at Suffolk since 1989, teaching classes in both undergrad and graduate programs, ranging from Career Start for freshmen to Systems Analysis and Design for grad students. He is also a professional musician and enjoys playing with a seven-piece band, One Moe Time, in local venues. But his most important job is being Grandpa to his five grandchildren.