Ceannate Appoints New Vice President of Higher Education Partnerships

Seasoned Higher Ed professional will oversee sales for Meta, i-3 Group, and FMS

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ceannate Corp., the only higher ed-health-tech company in the country, is happy to announce the hiring of Julie Mitchell-Barney as their VP of Higher Education Partnerships. Mitchell-Barney has nearly 30 years of experience working within Higher Education, on both the sales side of college collections and financial campus solutions from both lenders and higher education institutions.

Julie is a consummate higher education professional and has an extensive background with both higher education institutions and revenue maximization firms in the sector. She has provided solutions in all areas from first-party servicing to third-party debt collection. Julie deeply understands the needs of higher education institutions and has created innovative solutions for her companies. At Ceannate, we expect Julie’s expertise to create key channels for distribution of the various businesses that address student success from enrollment to well-after graduation. Julie joins Ceannate because she wants to “work with a company that continuously engages across the student-wellness path and which is focused on assisting positive student outcomes.”

Julie will handle relationships for Ceannate’s higher education institutions. These include Meta, i3 Group, and Financial Management Systems (FMS).


Meta is the nation’s first tele-therapy app built specifically for college students. Meta offers real-time, video counseling with licensed mental health professionals from the privacy of an Android or Apple smartphone. Meta’s mission is to circumvent the stigma surrounding mental health by offering in-need users an easy way to receive counseling without having to visit a live location. The app is free to download and sessions can be paid for through insurance or a credit card. Providers can join Meta for a small subscription fee and are able to offer Meta counseling to their existing clients as an alternative method. www.meta.app.


Since 2009, i3 has improved loan repayment rates and reduced cohort default rates for over 2 million students at higher education institutions including community colleges, technical schools, state colleges, and large national universities. i3 today offers GradSTAT, a data collection solution to help colleges collect salary and employment data on their alumni. GradSTAT data on student employment and financial outcomes helps schools report outcomes for their students for accreditation, regulatory requirements and for institutional research.



FMS Investment Corp (dba Financial Management Systems) provides custom BPO solutions to both government and private sector education partners. FMS develops and executes a variety of accounts receivable management (ARM) solutions, each tailored to the individual needs of our clients, but always focused on reducing costs and increasing revenues. At all times, our service delivery centers on providing our clientele with the project management expertise necessary to best serve their consumers and program participants. www.fmsdc.com/.


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