Cappex Announces Chris Long as New CEO

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Cappex, Your College Decision Headquarters, announced that Chris Long will be its new CEO, effective today. Co-founder and former CEO Leon Heller will continue to be involved with Cappex in a strategic advisory capacity as well as in representing shareholder interests.

Long has been with Cappex for seven years and most recently served as President and General Manager, overseeing all business operations. He has previously held leadership positions at B2B and B2C Internet businesses, including and, where he was responsible for product strategy. Chris graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Journalism and also holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

“I am delighted that Chris will continue to lead at Cappex during what is an important time for the company and a time of tremendous change in higher education,” Heller said. “We are ambitious about the future of Cappex and I’m confident that Chris will play a pivotal role in ensuring that Cappex remains a top choice for students and colleges as they seek to connect with each other.”

Long added, “I am very excited about the opportunity to expand my role at Cappex. I am steadfastly committed to maintaining our strong industry reputation and am confident that our planned growth initiatives will deliver increasing value for our shareholders, college and university clients and student users alike.”

Co-founded by Heller in 2006, Cappex helps students discover new colleges and scholarships, compare top choices and read student reviews. The site has grown to be a premier college search destination on the web and provides valuable tools that students use to facilitate their college decision-making process.

About Cappex
With more than 6.5 million student users, Cappex is a top web destination for high school and college students as they actively discover and research colleges online. Cappex provides free tools for students to determine their best fit for colleges and scholarships as well as search from more than 3,000 college profiles. Cappex also works closely with admissions officers at hundreds of colleges and universities to help them reach their enrollment goals by going beyond student search to generate qualified inquiries online. Schools can attract the students they want without needing to spend time identifying lists and writing campaigns. Learn more at

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