SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The industry's first and proven student loan payback platform, Tuition.io, today announced Stephanie Anavim as Vice President of Finance and Operations. Stephanie will spearhead the company's financial management & operational strategy. Stephanie is joining Tuition.io from MetLife as managing director, where she led regional business strategy and grew sales to $5 million in revenue.
"It's a critical time in the benefits space as there is an arms race for hiring and retaining talent. Education costs have risen and incomes haven't kept up, creating the perfect time for companies to incorporate a modernized employee benefits program such as a student loan contribution program," said Brendon McQueen, CEO and co-founder, Tuition.io. "Stephanie brings her expertise of strategically growing a team to our company during a time of explosive growth."
Prior to MetLife, Anavim was the associate director of finance at KIPP where she specialized in financial management. Previously she served as a senior consulting group analyst and associate vice president at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney where she managed a team of investment analysts and performed portfolio construction and analytics. Anavim graduated from UCLA Anderson School of Management where she received her MBA and received her B.S. in business administration and management in finance from University of Southern California.
"In an industry that desperately needs a revolution, Tuition.io is leading the charge of the employee benefits space," said Anavim. "I've spent many years in legacy financial institutions where I gained critical experience in business and financial management. I'm ready to make a difference in people's lives at a startup that is poised to truly change millions of lives across the country."
Tuition.io is the leading employee benefit platform empowering employers to hire, retain and engage talent who are saddled with stifling student debt by helping them pay it down. The first company to bring employer student loan contributions to market at scale, the platform has managed more than $2B in outstanding loans on its secure platform. Tuition.io works with companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies such as Fidelity Investments to startups including ChowNow and Chegg. Founded by Brendon McQueen who himself graduated from Columbia with 12 student loans, Tuition.io is on a mission providing an impactful solution for employers and employees across the country. For more information visit www.tuition.io or twitter.com/TuitionIO.
Jen Warren on behalf of Tuition.io
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