WILMINGTON, Del. -- College Ave Student Loans, a leading fintech lending company of private student loans, announced today that Steve Wilansky has joined the team as Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Wilansky brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate and business law.

“Steve is a valued and welcomed addition to our team,” said CEO and Co-Founder Joe DePaulo. “His vast experience and deep industry knowledge will be instrumental to our future success.”

“College Ave is poised for significant growth in 2017 and beyond as the online student lending market evolves,” said Wilansky. “I look forward to being a part of such a pioneering team of professionals.”

Mr. Wilansky most recently served as Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer at Javlin Capital, a leading commercial finance company. He was a member of the start-up team at Javlin, establishing the legal, regulatory and compliance functions for the company with responsibility for all corporate transactions, governance, capital markets, and regulatory oversight and compliance. The company deployed more than $500 million of capital in its first five years.


Prior to Javlin, Wilansky founded a boutique consulting firm providing legal and strategic advisory services to firms in the consumer asset acquisition business and the legal collection industry.  His experience also includes serving as General Counsel of the Asset Performance Group of Sallie Mae, as well as Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of its subsidiary, Arrow Financial Services.

During his career, Mr. Wilansky has been involved in numerous legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting the accounts receivable management and specialty finance industries. He served on the Debt Buyers Association (DBA) International Board of Directors and as chair of the DBA Legal Committee, and is a co-chair of the In-House Counsel Roundtable of the National Creditors Bar Association. 

Mr. Wilansky earned a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University National Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. 

About College Ave Student Loans

College Ave Student Loans is simplifying the student loan experience so students can get on with what matters most: preparing for a bright future. As a fintech lending company with a sole focus on private student loans, we’re using technology and our deep industry expertise to connect families who need to cover education costs with lenders who can provide that funding. By specializing in student loans, we are able to give our customers the attention they deserve and deliver loans that are simple, clear, and personalized for the individual: we help you find your perfect fit. We offer competitive rates, a wide range of repayment options, and a customer-friendly experience from application through repayment. Visit 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


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