Student First Technologies Adds Key Executive with Hire of New Chief Operating Officer, Michael Lindell

July 8, 2023


Bloomington, IN – Student First Technologies, the creator of the education funding platform ‘Theodore’, is thrilled to announce the expansion of it’s executive team with the addition of Michael Lindell who joins as Chief Operating Officer. Michael brings decades of experience to the rapidly growing firm from a variety of previous education & finance related roles.

As Chief Operating Officer, Michael will play a critical role in guiding the implementation of the Theodore platform to support Education Savings Account (ESA) & Career Training Account programs. As a former National Director for JP Morgan Chase, former Executive Director of multiple Scholarship Granting Organizations, and executive in higher education, Michael brings extensive experience in the implementation of technologies to scale and support education funding programs of all types.

“It has been my pleasure to work with Michael in several of his past roles. His ability to execute on technology and service delivery has helped hundreds of thousands of families and students achieve their educational goals,” says Forrest Fowler, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Student First Technologies. “Our extensive relationship over the past decade means we will hit the ground running as we continue to provide excellent service to funding administrators and families across the country.”

“It has been my pleasure to work with Forrest and the team over the last several years. I’m thrilled that there was an opportunity to join the team full time and offer my experience to the rapidly growing ESA space” says Michael.

Student First Technologies welcomes Michael to the team and is pleased to continue the important work of helping families access the education funds necessary to create an individualized education experience for their students.

About Student First Technologies

Student First Technologies is a leading education technology company committed to revolutionizing the way families and administrators navigate education funding programs and opportunities. The firm has been at the forefront of innovation in the education choice sector, developing transformative solutions such as the end-to-end funding platform ‘Theodore’ and the Human-in-the-loop Machine Learning powered expense verification system ‘QuinnIQ’.

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