Our Executive Team

Adam Levine - Chairman and Co-Founder

Adam Levin

Chairman and Co-Founder

Adam Levin has more than 30 years experience in consumer protection and is a prominent expert on credit and identity theft. Earlier in his career, he served as a Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, where he was responsible for the passage and rollout of more than 40 major consumer protection laws and regulations. It was during this experience that he realized there was a lack of reliable and accurate credit information available. In 1995, he co-founded Credit.com to educate and help consumers better manage their credit finances. Credit.com has since grown into a leading resource and online marketplace for credit solutions and products.

Ian Cohen - Chief Executive Officer

Ian Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Cohen has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2009 and has been a recognized credit expert for nearly a decade. By leveraging his experience in management, online education, and product development, he is passionate about simplifying the process of applying and getting credit. Prior to Credit.com, he was the Founder and CEO of ALIC Creative Partners, a content marketing company that helped credit and financial services companies educate and engage their customers. Ian is a frequent panelist and contributor on credit topics and also serves on Experian's Fraud Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Columbia University.

Michael Schreiber - Editor in Chief & Chief Content Officer

Michael Schreiber

Editor in Chief & Chief Content Officer

Michael Schreiber leads the editorial and content team, which consists of more than 30 credit experts. Credit.com’s content is syndicated daily across major news and media outlets including Yahoo, MSN, AOL, NBC and others. Michael is an Emmy and DuPont award winning journalist & producer, with more than 15 years of experience and has worked in print, television and online. Previously, He was Managing Editor of MainStreet.com, the personal finance site owned by TheStreet.com. He is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he also served as an adjunct professor in the multimedia department.

Michelle Lenich - VP of Strategic Partnerships

Michelle Lenich

VP of Strategic Partnerships

Michelle has deep leadership experience in the direct to consumer credit management industry and a strong passion for helping consumers improve their credit standing and overall financial health. Michelle spent more than 10 years in leadership positions at myFICO, the consumer division of Fair Isaac Corporation, where she led the new product development efforts and directed the strategic partnership channel. Earlier in her career she worked in the financial services industry at Liberty Enterprises (now Harland Clarke) with a strong focus on the development and implementation of Internet banking and online payment systems. Michelle has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Tim Olson - VP of Business Development

Tim Olson

VP of Business Development

Tim Olson has more than 20 years experience in business development with several of the largest US financial institutions. Ten years ago, he launched Experian’s Data Breach Resolution practice to $70mm in annual revenue -- supporting many of the largest data breach events in US history. He then led Experian Consumer Services Affinity Group as its GM / SVP of Business Development; winning new accounts exceeding $500mm in total contract value. Most recently he served as Group Vice President – Strategic Accounts at Experian in which he was responsible for Experian’s largest accounts including Citibank, Wells Fargo, American Express, Discover, Google, Facebook and Apple. Prior to joining Experian, Olson worked for American Express, London-based Thomas Cook and UBS. Tim graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University where he attended the Marriott School of Management and is fluent in German.

Marc Elbirt- VP of Business Development

Marc Elbirt

VP of Product

Marc leads product innovation from 15 years of experience in all aspects of ecommerce, finance, and software development, rooted in his early success leading the architecture and development of online banking for global financial companies, after graduating from York University with a Computer Science degree. Relocating to the Bay Area, he led product management at Wells Fargo, PayPal, and Western Union, delivering and patenting one killer product after another to help these companies pivot and extend their market reach. Seeking to create awesome customer experiences at the leading edge of financial services, Marc brings a deep understanding of where customer needs meet corporate strategy to design and launch new products.

Ellen Perelman- VP of Marketing

Ellen Perelman

VP of Marketing

Ellen has nearly 20 years of experience leading marketing teams and has worked at the intersection of consumer financial services and technology throughout her career. Prior to joining Credit.com, Ellen was VP, Consumer Marketing at Manilla, a Hearst-funded personal finance start-up, where she led digital & product marketing. Ellen spent nearly seven years at Yahoo!, serving in a number of senior marketing & business roles, including GM of Yahoo! Personals, Regional Business leader of Yahoo! Travel & Yahoo! Answers and Director of Marketing for Yahoo!'s community & social media properties. She also worked at Intuit where she drove Internet initiatives for the Quicken business. Earlier in her career, Ellen worked as a management consultant at KPMG, in marketing at Citibank and as a journalist at American Banker. Ellen earned a BS in Journalism from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business.

Rebecca Jones- VP of Engineering

Rebecca Jones

VP of Engineering

Rebecca has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. She has displayed strong leadership throughout her career with an extensive track record of architecting and delivering high quality, scalable systems. She has a deep understanding of software development techniques and processes and emphasizes a pragmatic agile approach. Prior to joining Credit.com, Rebecca was Vice President of Software Engineering and Product Architecture at Innovative Interfaces. Rebecca holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with majors in Computer Science and Mathematics.