is the Heart
of our Company
We come from inside and outside the college industry. Most of us have pursued our
own college dreams, and some of us still harbor unfulfilled college dreams. Many
of us are products of student aid. Some of us have worked for student loan companies,
and most of us understand personally what it means to be in debt with student loans.
Some of us have put children through college, and others worry about how we are
going to support our children’s dreams.
Some of us are experts in database design
and development, while others are industry leaders in harnessing technology to create
customized solutions for highly personalized needs. Some of us are experts in engaging
customers in a dialogue, whereas others know customer service and what it takes
to exceed a client’s expectations. Many of us have worked with colleges and the
students that they serve. All of us are committed to making a difference.
Craig V. Carroll, Chief Executive Officer
Previously Craig was the co-founder & President of Y2M: Youth Media & Marketing
Networks. Y2M was a marketing services company that helped Fortune 500 clients connect
with college students and is now owned by Viacom. Y2M’s publishing technology division
College Publisher, Inc. provided software and services to over 600 universities
and colleges enabling them to publish their campus newspapers online. Craig was
also the co-founder & President of EGRAD, a company founded to help graduating college
students and young alumni with information, services and benefits as they transition
to the world beyond college. The company was partnered with over 100 leading university
alumni associations. EGRAD is now owned by JP Morgan Chase. Prior to this Craig
was a management consultant with Bain & Co. in Australia, U.S.A and South East Asia.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Sydney, Australia
and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Don Singleton, Senior Vice President of Operations
Don Singleton is adept at developing teams, systems and databases in order to provide
outstanding customer service and a ‘can-do’ operational culture. He has over 20
years of experience in building call center and operations teams for a variety of
businesses such as Student Advantage, Chadwick’s of Boston, Invacare, EGRAD and
JP Morgan Chase. Don earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Communications
from Olivet Nazarene University.
David Childress, Vice President of Product Design and Strategic Solutions
Previously David was a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army from May 2000 to January
2006, deploying multiple times in support of the Global War on Terror. While pursuing
a master's degree, David conducted a national study in conjunction with over 610
college-advising professionals. He authored
Solutions to Expand College Access,
which focuses on identifying the most problematic barriers to higher education and
practical ways to expand college access for all. David earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West
Point and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
John Deleppo, Vice President of Product Development
John Deleppo, as a father of two soon-to-be college students, is passionate about
the vision of helping bring clarity and access to student financial aid. Previously,
he was the founder and President of DeLayne Solutions, a software development consulting
firm, and was a co-founder of Active Web Solutions, a web-solutions-for-hire consulting
firm. John has over 20 years of software development and project management experience,
ranging from working on projects for the U.S. Department of Defense to running start-up
companies out of his garage. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Westfield
Christina Kline, Vice President of Marketing
Christina Kline has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, strategy, and
execution on the web and in print at companies such as Harte-Hanks, W.A. Wilde Company,
and JP Morgan Chase. Responsible for marketing on behalf of more than 200 college
and professional partners at JP Morgan Chase, Christina directed the strategy, database
segmentation, creative, and execution of many highly successfully educational finance
programs tailored specifically to the needs of college graduates.
Eric McCormack, Vice President of Software Development
Eric McCormack has been designing and developing commercial software applications
in the finance, security, healthcare, and technology sectors for companies such
as GTE, MediQual, EMC, Braintree Security Software and Thompson Corporation. Eric
has a passion for technology, especially data driven systems. Eric earned his Bachelor
of Science degree in Computer Science from Bridgewater State College and has taken
advanced courses from Northeastern University.