About Inline and the Founding Team

Inline was created by former admissions officers from top U.S. universities. Their goal: to level the playing field in college admissions by decoding and demystifying the college application so that everyone can take take their best shot at getting into a great college.

What problem does Inline solve?
We know that school-based college counselors are always expected to do more with less. You have only so many hours in the day, and you want to leverage that time in the most productive way possible. While there are many great tools that sit adjacent to Inline (college match, scholarship search, career exploration, writing help, etc.), there has been no digital tool that focuses on the application itself, and on the application as a whole. Inline means you spend less time in the weeds with the ins and outs of the college application, and more time having those important, potentially life-altering, 1:1 conversations with students that only you can have with them.

Inline Team

Anna Ivey

CEO & Co-Founder

Former Dean of Admissions at University of Chicago Law School, Anna is now a sought-after college admissions consultant. Anna has been featured as an expert on CNN and Bloomberg TV, as well as in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, Smart Money, and Vanity Fair. She is the co-author of How to Prepare a Standout College Application with colleague Alison Chisolm. Anna serves on the board of Service to School, a non-profit that offers free application advice to veterans transitioning to college. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Alison Cooper Chisolm

COO & Co-Founder

Alison has almost 20 years of experience in admissions and has worked in admissions at three of the U.S.’s most selective universities: Southern Methodist University, the University of Chicago, and Dartmouth. In 2009, she joined forces with Anna Ivey’s college admissions consulting practice and is a highly regarded speaker for parents’ groups and professional organizations. She is co-author with Anna of How to Prepare a Standout College Application, and is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association, where she has served on the ethics committee. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Kevin Grinberg

CPO & Co-Founder

Kevin is an experienced technology leader and co-founder of Active Frequency, a boutique web and mobile software agency that has helped multiple start-ups and established businesses achieve their goals with software. He has held CTO roles at OnCell and Polimedia Group, and delivered internal- and external-facing web applications for Boston University as part of their software engineering team. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Brandeis University.

Andreas Randow

CTO & Co-Founder

Andreas Randow is an accomplished technology advisor and implementation specialist with over 20 years of experience, who has held numerous C-level technology growth roles and also experienced multiple successful exits from his own start-ups. His expertise runs both wide and deep, ranging from software and data architecture, data acquisition and imaging, big data, mobile applications, SaaS, and media services; to business management including turnkey business development; and high-quality functional design. 

Jeannie He

Content Editor

Jeannie served as an Assistant Dean of Admissions at Wesleyan University for several years. As a former first-generation college student, she understands how wide the college information gap can be and is devoted to helping students make the most comprehensive and informed decisions.