His expertise will be invaluable as SimpleTuition continues to grow its business and presence in the education financing marketplace.
NEWTON, Mass. (PRWEB) December 3, 2007
Mr. Savitz joins existing board members Kevin Walker, CEO of SimpleTuition; Eric Hjerpe, partner, Atlas Venture; Jeff Bussgang, general partner, IDG Ventures; and Ralph James, executive director of Executive Education at Harvard Business School. Each board member brings valuable perspective and a wealth of experience to the SimpleTuition team.
"Scott's background in Internet retailing, financial services and marketing makes him an ideal addition to the board," said Kevin Walker, CEO, SimpleTuition, Inc. "His expertise will be invaluable as SimpleTuition continues to grow its business and presence in the education financing marketplace."
Prior to founding Shoebuy.com, Mr. Savitz was a director at BancBoston Robertson Stephens, and a loan originator with Advantage Mortgage. Prior to that, Mr. Savitz developed and managed a full service marketing company specializing in direct mail, telemarketing, and list maintenance.
About SimpleTuition, Inc.
Founded in 2005, SimpleTuition is dedicated to helping students and parents make sense of education financing options. SimpleTuition offers the leading independent and interactive solution for researching and comparing over 100 private, PLUS, Stafford, GradPLUS and Federal Consolidation loans from more than 45 lenders. The site has been recently featured on Kiplinger's Best List as the best financial services website for student loans and as one of Fast Company's Top 12 Web 2.0 sites. The company also holds awards for exceptional website development from the Interactive Media Council and the Web Marketing Association. SimpleTuition is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts and is funded by Atlas Venture, IDG Ventures Boston and North Hill Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.SimpleTuition.com.