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Management


John Falb – President & Chief Executive Officer

John Falb is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Edvisors, a leading education company focused on providing information, tools and resources to help students, parents, and educators plan and pay for college. He oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, including marketing, sales, and product development. Since 2002, John’s leadership helped College Loan Corporation (CLC) become the nation’s 7th largest student loan originator, servicing more than 900,000 customers, and the 10th largest holder of student loan assets.

He also serves as Treasurer and board member of Stop Child Predators, a nonprofit organization established to protect children and hold their victimizers accountable. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of San Diego.

Anita Thomas – Chief Marketing Officer

Anita Thomas serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Edvisors. Anita is responsible for all Edvisors web properties, along with revenue growth through the nurturing and development of partner relationships. Ms. Thomas also provides oversight for the company’s marketing, products and services. She is passionate about helping students succeed through the exchange of engaging, timely, and relevant information.

Anita has spent more than 28 years to date in higher education financing, having worked for companies such as Citibank, EdFund, NextStudent and Chase Education Finance. Prior to joining Edvisors, Anita served as the National Sales Director for American Student Assistance (the nation’s first student loan guaranty agency in Boston). In addition to leading the overall sales effort, she led cross-functional work teams on various projects, and was active in discussions with college chancellors, presidents, and other c-suite officers to learn about current demands and needs of campuses and their students. 

Anita holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento, as well as an MBA in Marketing.

Elaine Rubin – Director of Corporate Communications

Elaine Rubin is the Director of Corporate Communications at Edvisors. Elaine is responsible responding to press and media inquiries, as well as serving as the lead contributor for the Edvisors blog and the Ask the Edvisor column.

Elaine volunteers in the local Las Vegas community to help students and families understand the importance of education for success. She also sets aside time to answer questions or go live on our social media pages to help others in real time in both English and Spanish. As a first-generation college student from a multicultural background, she brings her personal experience to help others find a path to their own success. Elaine emphasizes the idea of success is a unique, and everyone can have their own version.

Attending college during the rapid rise of college costs, Elaine found her career in helping people avoid some of the mistakes she made. She has worked in higher education access and finance for more than 10 years, including seven years with the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid. Elaine’s path involved earning a four-year degree, but it took her exploring three majors before she figured out her passion. She paid for college with a combination of federal and private student loans, scholarships, grants, working, and savings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy and Administration from Northeastern University.

Christina Linderman - Vice President of Business Development

Christina Linderman is the Vice President of Business Development for Edvisors. She is responsible for creating new revenue across the enterprise, growing existing revenue streams, facilitating strategic B2B partnerships, and managing the data product line.

Prior to joining Edvisors, Christina worked in both public relations and business development for companies in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Drawing from her former career, Christina parlayed her skills as an improv comedian and actress in Hollywood (appearing in a feature film and television roles for networks such as HBO, MTV, Showtime, and 20th Century Fox), into establishing herself as a well-known professional female poker player –in an industry comprised of less than 2% women—with tournament winnings in excess of $1.7 million dollars. Christina has been featured on the World Poker Tour, World Series of Poker, Fox Sports Network, and ESPN.

An entrepreneur at heart, she has more than 15 years of experience working with companies ranging from start-ups to multi-million dollar corporations such as Zappos, BSN, MTV, Goldman Sachs, Bodybuilding.com, and American Casino Entertainment.

Christina studied Communication and Media at Middle Tennessee State University.

Sravani Atluri - Vice President of Marketing

Sravani Atluri is the Vice President of Marketing for Edvisors. She is responsible for overall marketing management of all Edvisors web properties, including content, email, and affiliate programs. 

Sravani has more than 12 years of digital & data management experience in client and agency roles, with a successful track record in leading digital and direct marketing initiatives and web projects for brands in a variety of industries, including startups. Sravani’s skills —honed within fast-paced, complex business environments— span e-commerce, digital marketing, direct marketing, database management and platform development. 

Prior to joining Edvisors, Sravani worked with companies such as Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Lufthansa, and David Yurman. Sravani earned her bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India.

The Team


Mollie Allen

Mollie Allen is the SEO and Content Marketing Manager at Edvisors. It is her goal to ensure you have access to the information you need! Mollie graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English from University of Illinois, Springfield ( as a non-traditional student, and with the help of student loans). She also holds certificates in Paralegal Studies and Advanced Graphic Design. A parent herself, Mollie is passionate about helping parents understand their role when it comes to helping their children plan and pay for college.


Joseph Anaya

Joseph Anaya is the Video Content Producer at Edvisors. He brings his passion for filmmaking and communication to producing informative video content alongside Elaine Rubin. Joseph graduated from The Art Institute of Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production. From a young age, Joseph has always been deeply invested into making video content that is not only educational but also engaging and fun.


Hannah Horton

Hannah Horton is a Social Media and Content Marketing Associate at Edvisors. Hannah is currently in school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas pursuing her degree in Journalism and Media, and minoring in English. While taking a gap year abroad in Australia, she realized that paving a path for others through writing and creating content to share with the world is an ultimate passion. As a current student herself Hannah brings a student’s perspective to the team.


Rex Huxford

Rex is the Growth Marketing Manager at Edvisors. He aims to help students find financial assistance to help pay for higher education. He graduated from Vassar College and is pursuing his MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rex credits resources like Edvisors for allowing him to graduate from college debt-free and is now returning the favor.


Mandy Johnson

Mandy Johnson is the Business Development Account Manager at Edvisors. She is inspired to lead in business in order to bring more representation to young people that look like her. Mandy graduated with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the California State University, Stanislaus. She is the youngest of four siblings and the first to finish college.


Les Kiyuna

Les is a Product Owner & Performance Marketing Specialist at Edvisors. He manages Edvisors’ newest product line, RewardFish, a rewards program that can continue to benefit our members throughout every stage of life. He also assists with managing all affiliates for all Edvisors’ product lines. Les has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and more than 25 years of hands-on experience including performance marketing, digital marketing, and website development.


Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan is the Senior Database Marketing Specialist at Edvisors and RewardFish. His goal is to make sure that the members are kept up to date on the latest offers, promotions, and newsletters so they don’t miss out on scholarships and other unique opportunities. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire Durham. He also holds certificates in Web Design and Development.


Tre Norman

Tré Norman is a Product Marketing Specialist at Edvisors. He is responsible for creating and updating content, as well as setting up those free scholarships that students like applying for! Tré graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Marketing from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at 20 years old. Funded by various scholarships in college, Tré brings unique insight to help students get their education at a discount.


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