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College Ave Student Loans CEO Joseph DePaulo and CFO James Keller will be featured speakers at two fintech and finance conferences in New York City this March.

DePaulo, who was CFO at Sallie Mae, will be a panelist at “Opportunities in Private Credit” at the Family Office Winter Forum on March 1. The forum, held at the Marriott Marqui, will feature panels on everything from real estate investing, to investing in innovative technology, and more. These discussions will include over 500 speakers from a variety of finance backgrounds.

On March 7 at the Jacob Javits Center, Keller, who was a senior managing director in the Structured Products Group at Cantor Fitzgerald & Company, will be one of the speakers for a panel on “The Strength of Student Platforms in the Securitization Market.” The panel is part of Lendit USA 2017 which is the largest lending and finance show in the world featuring more than 2,400 participating companies.

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DePaulo explained that he hopes their participation in these panels will start a discussion about the private student loan industry and how it can grow and supply its customers with the best possible service.

According to The Student Loan Report, there is more than $165 billion in outstanding private student loan debt as of 2016. The average PSL loan is for about $10,000, with 1.4 million students using a private loan each year. Private student lending is growing every year which opens the door for companies like College Ave.

College Ave Student Loans is a fintech lending company with a focus on private student loans and private student loan refinancing and consolidation. A part of their target market revolves around students who are struggling with private student loans; they offer refinancing to borrowers who can qualify for lower rates on their student loans.


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