Certified Public Accountant

Meet Perry De Fontaine, Founder and President of College Insights, Inc. College Insights is a comprehensive planning firm that specializes in college planning – both financial and admissions. In summary, they show families how to plan and pay for college without going broke – using a combination of proprietary academic, financial and tax strategies that are customized to each family’s unique situation. These strategies can potentially save each family thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars in college costs per year, per student.

Perry is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to creating College Insights, he was a Principal Consultant and Senior Vice President at Willis, the world’s third-largest risk management consulting and insurance brokerage firm, and a Senior Manager at Coopers & Lybrand directing consulting and audit engagements. Additionally, Perry was a Vice President analyzing global financial services companies at Moody’s Investors Service and an investment banking Senior Associate at Salomon Smith Barney helping clients raise capital and with providing mergers and acquisitions advice.

 Also, he created and successfully launched the global debt rating service at A.M. Best, the preeminent insurance rating organization. Perry began his career at Continental Corporation, a $10 billion financial services company, where he managed corporate accounting and operations departments and led various complex project teams and task forces.