College Ave Student Loans to Present on Student Loans and Online Lending Marketplace Trends at May Conferences

College Ave executives to present at Experian’s Vision Conference and the International Institute for Business Information and Growth’s 8th Annual Education Finance & Loan Symposium

(Wilmington, DE) May 17, 2016 - Joseph DePaulo, co-founder and chief executive officer of College Ave Student Loans, a leading online student loan marketplace lender, and Jim Keller, chief financial officer, will both discuss online lending marketplace trends, innovative approaches, and best practices at conferences this month.

At Experian’s Vision Conference in Arizona on May 17, DePaulo will join the panel discussion “Innovation and Partnership in Marketplace Lending,” and will share College Ave Student Loans’ unique approach to marketplace lending, including partnerships and other business development tactics that are helping to drive the company’s growth.

DePaulo has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. DePaulo and his team founded College Ave in August 2014, setting out to make borrowing for college simple, clear and personalized. Prior to College Ave, Mr. DePaulo was chief financial officer of Sallie Mae. He served as director of the company as well as director of the Sallie Mae Bank, and chief marketing officer. Previously Mr. DePaulo was CEO and co-founder of CreditOne Financial Solutions and held several executive positions at MBNA.

For 35 years, Experian’s Vision Conference has connected business leaders to ideas and solutions, allowing them to target new markets, grow existing customer bases, improve response rates, reduce fraud and increase profits.

College Ave Student Loans Chief Financial Officer Jim Keller will join an expert panel to discuss “Cloud-based Lending: How Disruptive Technologies and New Players are Changing the Student Loan Market” at the International Institute for Business Information and Growth’s (iiBIG) 8th Annual Education Finance & Loan Symposium in Washington, D.C. on May 20.

Mr. Keller has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was most recently a senior managing director in the Structured Products Group at Cantor Fitzgerald & Company where he was responsible for secondary trading and primary origination of structured credit products including CLOs, CDOs, insurance-linked securities, credit-linked notes and synthetic ABS.

The Education Finance and Loan Symposium is known as the only conference of its kind to attract a 360-degree cross-section of all the key players in the education finance/student loan industry.

About College Ave Student Loans
Founded by an experienced leadership team, College Ave Student Loans is the next generation student lender, bringing innovation to a long-stagnant market. State of the art technology and a disciplined, data-centric approach is the foundation for the company’s scalable platform. With a best-in-class customer experience and the most consumer-friendly product suite in the industry, College Ave delivers on its brand promises of clarity, simplicity and personalization. As the only new student lender playing in all three major higher education financing market segments, College Ave is poised to capitalize on the imminent disruption in higher education financing. For more information, visit: https://www.collegeavestudentloans.com/.

Media Contacts:
Angela Colatriano, College Ave Student Loans, acolatriano@collegeave.com, (302) 684-6066
Emily Hollenbeck, Duffy & Shanley, Inc., ehollenbeck@duffyshanley.com, (401) 278-4432