Appoints Mark Kantrowitz as Publisher and VP of Research

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Nationally-recognized expert Mark Kantrowitz will develop new tools and content, along with exclusive analytics and 529 plan investment strategies for families and financial professionals.

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Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher and VP of Research,

“I’m proud to join at such an exciting time as the company continues to grow.", the leading source of unbiased information on 529 plans, is pleased to announce that industry expert, Mark Kantrowitz, has officially joined as Publisher and VP of Research for the company. Mark has decades of financial aid and college planning industry experience, having served as publisher of Cappex, Edvisors, Fastweb and FinAid. He is also president of Cerebly Inc., a consulting firm focused on computer science, artificial intelligence and statistical and policy analysis.

As Publisher and VP of Research, Mark will utilize his expertise to develop exclusive analytics and 529 plan investment strategies to help families and financial professionals save and pay for college. He will also lead the expansion of’s content offerings and continue to develop relationships with leading news media outlets.

"We’re excited to welcome Mark to the team," said Marcos Cordero, CEO of "He is a seasoned industry professional with a proven track record of success, and I am confident he will play a critical role in growing our business.” Mark Kantrowitz added, “I’m proud to join at such an exciting time as the company continues to grow. I look forward to contributing to the overall success and expansion of the firm, while helping families make informed decisions about college financing.”

Mark writes extensively about student financial aid policy and has testified before Congress and federal/state agencies about student aid on several occasions. He has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper and magazine articles, and has written for leading publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reuters, Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report and Money Magazine.

About has been a leading independent authority on 529 savings plans since 1999. The site compiles and analyzes data, and creates content and tools to provide parents, financial professionals and state agencies with resources to help them understand how to meet the challenge of increasing education costs.

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