Cozzell Wilson brings more than 25 years experience in Information Technology to Higher One
New Haven, CT – August 6, 2014 –Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, announces the appointment of Cozzell “Cozz” Wilson as chief information officer.
Wilson joined Higher One in 2011 as vice president of software engineering and recently served as interim CIO. In his new role, Wilson will serve as Higher One’s technology leader to help guide the organization’s strategic initiatives and grow its current systems, resources and infrastructure. He will direct the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development.
“Cozz has demonstrated exceptional leadership through a time of change. His experience has been invaluable and he has maintained a strong commitment to Higher One's innovative solutions and strategies as our technology needs expand,” said Marc Sheinbaum, chief executive officer at Higher One. “We look forward to Cozz’s continued strategic leadership of the company’s technology initiatives in Higher One’s next chapter.”
Wilson has 25 years of experience in information technology working for Fortune 100 companies as well as startups within space and defense sectors, automotive sectors, and finance sectors. Prior to joining Higher One, he held various senior leadership roles for TransUnion, Source Medical Solutions and Experian. Wilson is a graduate of Cleveland State University.
About Higher One Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE) partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. We provide a broad array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness. And for students, we offer financial literacy programs and convenient, flexible and affordable transaction options to help them manage their finances. Higher One is a leader in higher education, supporting more than 1,900 schools and 13 million enrolled students. More information about Higher One can be found at www.higherone.com.