About Us

College Innovative Benefits has a mission to serve college-bound students and families by demystifying the process of searching for a proper college “fit”, and by providing outstanding support during the application and aid processes. We’re dedicated to providing the best coaching, tools, and information to our clients. We interact with our clients in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.

Our extensive research takes you behind the scenes and allows you to make more informed decisions. Our process allows for flexibility to meet the myriad of familial and student needs in both the financial and college counseling arenas. Our core of trained professionals, undergo extensive training and typically have many years of experience in the field. We have had the privilege of serving thousands of students over the lifetime of our company.

Ron English

Ron English is the founder and president of College Innovative Benefits, located in Greenville, SC. He is a college planning specialist with more than a decade of experience. In 2002, Ron took his knowledge on the road and began training college planners across the country on the financial practices used in the execution of higher education. In 2010, He began marketing his knowledge and practices to his local community as College Innovative Benefits. Ron graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Business Marketing.

Matt Buffalo

Matt Buffalo is a graduate of Ole Miss with a degree in General Business. He aided in pioneering new technology for offices to become paperless and has over 35 years of experience exceeding his client’s expectations.

Matt Buffalo began his college planning career working for a recruiter and trainer of other college financial planners. After several years in that role, he decided to take a more direct part in helping families choose and pay for college. In the spring of 2017, he transitioned to helping families understand the strategies in selecting colleges, graduating in 4 years instead of the national average of 6, and developing cash flow strategies for the colleges being considered. Matt is the divorced father of two. His oldest is now a gainfully employed college graduate and his youngest is poised to begin her own college career.