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We didn't just build a better student loan.We built a community.
CommonBond Founders, David Klein, Mike Taormina, and Jessup Shean

HOW COMMONBOND STARTED


CommonBond Founders, David Klein, Mike Taormina, and Jessup Shean

In 2011, David Klein, Mike Taormina, and Jessup Shean met as Wharton MBA students and set out to tackle one of the most frustrating areas of consumer finance: the student lending industry. Armed with backgrounds in finance, and a wealth (or more accurately, debt) of first-hand student loan experience, they co-founded CommonBond. Since then, the company has grown, but what has remained consistent is the mission to deliver competitive pricing, a simple, tech-enabled experience, and exceptional customer service.

CommonBond is shaking up the student loan market.
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Executive team

CommonBond is led by a world-class team of financial services experts and accomplished entrepreneurs.

Investors

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nyca
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Vikram Pandit

Former CEO, Citigroup

Tom Kalaris

Former Sr. Executive, Barclays

Tom Glocer

Former CEO, Thomson Reuters

The CommonBond Team

We’re motivated to make a difference in the lives of our members and students worldwide.

Nathan Howard

Nathan Howard

Compliance

Jessie Chen

Jessie Chen

Design

Mike Brotzman

Mike Brotzman

Engineering

Julianna Young

Julianna Young

Operations

Mike Vigario

Mike Vigario

Finance

James Gilligan

James Gilligan

Operations

Glenna DeRoy

Glenna DeRoy

Product

Ting-Ting Zhou

Ting-Ting Zhou

Operations

Piyal Basu

Piyal Basu

Engineering

Caryn Ganeles

Caryn Ganeles

Care Team

Dylan Schuler

Dylan Schuler

Operations

Michaela Kron

Michaela Kron

Marketing

Nachi Joshi

Nachi Joshi

Engineering

David Hitchings

David Hitchings

Engineering

Thomas Blair

Thomas Blair

Engineering

Dave Carter

Dave Carter

Partnerships

Steve Balik

Steve Balik

Care Team

Jonathan Lii

Jonathan Lii

Operations

Karim Bhalwani

Karim Bhalwani

Partnerships

Veena Ramaswamy

Veena Ramaswamy

Special Projects

Julia Joggerst

Julia Joggerst

Special Projects

Luke Lavanway

Luke Lavanway

Operations

Esme Ricciardi

Esme Ricciardi

Care Team

Annie Brown

Annie Brown

Marketing

Alexandra Mihaescu

Alexandra Mihaescu

Compliance

Logan Sorrentino

Logan Sorrentino

Engineering

Joe Groseclose

Joe Groseclose

Engineering

Annah Mason

Annah Mason

Care Team

Radhika Duggal

Radhika Duggal

Marketing

Marco Orellana

Marco Orellana

Marketing

Ani Nagendra

Ani Nagendra

Finance

Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt

Engineering

Amit Dhabalia

Amit Dhabalia

Engineering

Janice Woo

Janice Woo

Partnerships

Samantha Taube

Samantha Taube

Marketing

Eric Ngeo

Eric Ngeo

Engineering

Dave Campanaro

Dave Campanaro

Marketing

George Theka

George Theka

Engineering

Mia Schmidt

Mia Schmidt

Operations

Leigh Gross

Leigh Gross

Partnerships

Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes

Risk

Daniel Paez

Daniel Paez

Operations

Jeremy Bohrer

Jeremy Bohrer

Engineering

Peter Tiwari

Peter Tiwari

Product

Tim Seto

Tim Seto

Finance

Abe Kahan

Abe Kahan

Finance

Abigail Skinner

Abigail Skinner

Care Team

Chandni Chopra

Chandni Chopra

Product

Victoria Green

Victoria Green

Care Team

Christine Su

Christine Su

Special Projects

John Scherer

John Scherer

Engineering

Michael Muller

Michael Muller

Partnerships

Tanya Thanawalla

Tanya Thanawalla

Operations

Asher Kaplan

Asher Kaplan

Finance

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Finance

Michael Dore

Michael Dore

Engineering

Rachel Cowan

Rachel Cowan

Partnerships

Gil Schpero

Gil Schpero

Care Team

Jeff Recker

Jeff Recker

Partnerships

Jason Huang

Jason Huang

Underwriting

Samuel Luk

Samuel Luk

Finance

Sean Lyons

Sean Lyons

Engineering

Adam Levin

Adam Levin

Care Team

Aleksandr Rogozin

Aleksandr Rogozin

Engineering

Grant Biles

Grant Biles

Product

Kevin Bailey

Kevin Bailey

Partnerships

Pete Wylie

Pete Wylie

Finance

Emma Chao Luk

Emma Chao Luk

Creative

Tara Fung

Tara Fung

Special Projects

Join Our Team
Join Our Team

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO. AND WE DO A LOT.

Since CommonBond launched nationally in 2013, we’ve been working hard, growing fast, and having fun.

WORKING AT COMMONBOND

We hire smart, driven people to create the future of finance with us. And have fun while we’re at it.

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YOU’RE NOT A LOAN WITH USTM

We work hard every day to deliver better rates, a simpler process and much better service.

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CONTACT OUR CARE TEAM

We’re ready to help out however we can. Our New York-based Care Team can’t wait to hear from you.

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