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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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Leadership team

CommonBond is led by a unique team of financial services leaders and veteran entrepreneurs.

Leadership team

CommonBond is led by a unique team of financial services leaders and veteran entrepreneurs.

Investors

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august-capital
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vp

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

Creative

James Gilligan

James Gilligan

Operations

Ting-Ting Zhou

Ting-Ting Zhou

Product

Caryn Ganeles

Caryn Ganeles

Partnerships

David Hitchings

David Hitchings

Engineering

Thomas Blair

Thomas Blair

Engineering

Dave Carter

Dave Carter

Partnerships

Steve Balik

Steve Balik

Operations

Julia Joggerst

Julia Joggerst

Partnerships

Luke Lavanway

Luke Lavanway

Underwriting

Annah Mason

Annah Mason

Operations

Ani Nagendra

Ani Nagendra

Finance

Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt

Engineering

Eric Ngeo

Eric Ngeo

Engineering

George Theka

George Theka

Engineering

Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes

Risk

Daniel Paez

Daniel Paez

Operations

Tim Seto

Tim Seto

Finance

Chandni Chopra

Chandni Chopra

Product

John Scherer

John Scherer

Engineering

Michael Muller

Michael Muller

Partnerships

Tanya Thanawalla

Tanya Thanawalla

Operations

Asher Kaplan

Asher Kaplan

Finance

Michael Dore

Michael Dore

Engineering

Jason Huang

Jason Huang

Underwriting

Sean Lyons

Sean Lyons

Engineering

Adam Levin

Adam Levin

Partnerships

Grant Biles

Grant Biles

Product

Emma Chao Luk

Emma Chao Luk

Creative

Tara Fung

Tara Fung

Partnerships

Lily Zhou

Lily Zhou

Risk

Rashmi Prithyani

Rashmi Prithyani

Engineering

Nicholas Heins

Nicholas Heins

Finance

Kyle Puskar

Kyle Puskar

Operations

Paige Johnston

Paige Johnston

Operations

Juntao Zhu

Juntao Zhu

Engineering

Spencer Carle

Spencer Carle

People

Bethany Hill

Bethany Hill

Marketing

Joe Max Floyd

Joe Max Floyd

Partnerships

Isaiah Vaughn

Isaiah Vaughn

Underwriting

Jimmy Luo

Jimmy Luo

Finance

Justin Vermillion

Justin Vermillion

Technology

Sara Gazzini

Sara Gazzini

Partnerships

Deepti Panuganti

Deepti Panuganti

Engineering

Bill Broach

Bill Broach

Engineering

Cara Phillips

Cara Phillips

Creative

Carl Link

Carl Link

Technology

Craig Shayowitz

Craig Shayowitz

Operations

Milena Jovanovich

Milena Jovanovich

Product

Tommy Inouye

Tommy Inouye

Engineering

Joe Antolino

Joe Antolino

Engineering

Annalise DeLano

Annalise DeLano

Operations

Jacob Presky

Jacob Presky

Engineering

Avis Dsouza

Avis Dsouza

Engineering

Pam Patipanavat

Pam Patipanavat

Product

Stephen Carlson

Stephen Carlson

Creative

Paul Shi

Paul Shi

Engineering

Martin Danowitz

Martin Danowitz

Finance

Vincent Raia

Vincent Raia

Capital Markets

Amy Song

Amy Song

Marketing

Keith Babich

Keith Babich

Campus Relations

Shuyang Sun

Shuyang Sun

Risk

Karla Bueno

Karla Bueno

People

Rakinur Alam

Rakinur Alam

Engineering

David Ford

David Ford

Copywriter

John Borley

John Borley

Partnerships

Zach Florin

Zach Florin

Partnerships

Samantha Mistretta

Samantha Mistretta

Underwriting

Peter Berman

Peter Berman

Underwriting

Athan Makansi

Athan Makansi

Product

Autumn Fultz

Autumn Fultz

Operations

Kate Hoblitzell

Kate Hoblitzell

Partnerships

Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien

Partnerships

Jeremy Grasso

Jeremy Grasso

Partnerships

Jaemie Lee

Jaemie Lee

Underwriting

Jordan Deitch

Jordan Deitch

Engineering

Trisha Wiles

Trisha Wiles

Partnerships

Suchi Jain

Suchi Jain

Engineering

Monique Biady

Monique Biady

Capital Markets

Jeff Macks

Jeff Macks

Engineering

Laurence Chalude

Laurence Chalude

Marketing

Jane Lemke

Jane Lemke

Campus Relations

Jeff Recker

Jeff Recker

Campus Relations

Alexis Peschiera

Alexis Peschiera

Marketing

Calista Quintalti

Calista Quintalti

Partnerships

Jessie Taylor

Jessie Taylor

Marketing

Melissa Bonneville

Melissa Bonneville

Compliance

Isaac Dunn

Isaac Dunn

Engineering

Julie Moreno Rehder

Julie Moreno Rehder

Campus Relations

Michelle Chiu

Michelle Chiu

Product

Pennie Douligeris

Pennie Douligeris

Product

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

Creative

James Gilligan

James Gilligan

Operations

Ting-Ting Zhou

Ting-Ting Zhou

Product

Caryn Ganeles

Caryn Ganeles

Partnerships

David Hitchings

David Hitchings

Engineering

Thomas Blair

Thomas Blair

Engineering

Dave Carter

Dave Carter

Partnerships

Steve Balik

Steve Balik

Operations

Julia Joggerst

Julia Joggerst

Partnerships

Luke Lavanway

Luke Lavanway

Underwriting

Annah Mason

Annah Mason

Operations

Ani Nagendra

Ani Nagendra

Finance

Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt

Engineering

Eric Ngeo

Eric Ngeo

Engineering

George Theka

George Theka

Engineering

Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes

Risk

Daniel Paez

Daniel Paez

Operations

Tim Seto

Tim Seto

Finance

Chandni Chopra

Chandni Chopra

Product

John Scherer

John Scherer

Engineering

Michael Muller

Michael Muller

Partnerships

Tanya Thanawalla

Tanya Thanawalla

Operations

Asher Kaplan

Asher Kaplan

Finance

Michael Dore

Michael Dore

Engineering

Jason Huang

Jason Huang

Underwriting

Sean Lyons

Sean Lyons

Engineering

Adam Levin

Adam Levin

Partnerships

Grant Biles

Grant Biles

Product

Emma Chao Luk

Emma Chao Luk

Creative

Tara Fung

Tara Fung

Partnerships

Lily Zhou

Lily Zhou

Risk

Rashmi Prithyani

Rashmi Prithyani

Engineering

Nicholas Heins

Nicholas Heins

Finance

Kyle Puskar

Kyle Puskar

Operations

Paige Johnston

Paige Johnston

Operations

Juntao Zhu

Juntao Zhu

Engineering

Spencer Carle

Spencer Carle

People

Bethany Hill

Bethany Hill

Marketing

Joe Max Floyd

Joe Max Floyd

Partnerships

Isaiah Vaughn

Isaiah Vaughn

Underwriting

Jimmy Luo

Jimmy Luo

Finance

Justin Vermillion

Justin Vermillion

Technology

Sara Gazzini

Sara Gazzini

Partnerships

Deepti Panuganti

Deepti Panuganti

Engineering

Bill Broach

Bill Broach

Engineering

Cara Phillips

Cara Phillips

Creative

Carl Link

Carl Link

Technology

Craig Shayowitz

Craig Shayowitz

Operations

Milena Jovanovich

Milena Jovanovich

Product

Tommy Inouye

Tommy Inouye

Engineering

Joe Antolino

Joe Antolino

Engineering

Annalise DeLano

Annalise DeLano

Operations

Jacob Presky

Jacob Presky

Engineering

Avis Dsouza

Avis Dsouza

Engineering

Pam Patipanavat

Pam Patipanavat

Product

Stephen Carlson

Stephen Carlson

Creative

Paul Shi

Paul Shi

Engineering

Martin Danowitz

Martin Danowitz

Finance

Vincent Raia

Vincent Raia

Capital Markets

Amy Song

Amy Song

Marketing

Keith Babich

Keith Babich

Campus Relations

Shuyang Sun

Shuyang Sun

Risk

Karla Bueno

Karla Bueno

People

Rakinur Alam

Rakinur Alam

Engineering

David Ford

David Ford

Copywriter

John Borley

John Borley

Partnerships

Zach Florin

Zach Florin

Partnerships

Samantha Mistretta

Samantha Mistretta

Underwriting

Peter Berman

Peter Berman

Underwriting

Athan Makansi

Athan Makansi

Product

Autumn Fultz

Autumn Fultz

Operations

Kate Hoblitzell

Kate Hoblitzell

Partnerships

Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien

Partnerships

Jeremy Grasso

Jeremy Grasso

Partnerships

Jaemie Lee

Jaemie Lee

Underwriting

Jordan Deitch

Jordan Deitch

Engineering

Trisha Wiles

Trisha Wiles

Partnerships

Suchi Jain

Suchi Jain

Engineering

Monique Biady

Monique Biady

Capital Markets

Jeff Macks

Jeff Macks

Engineering

Laurence Chalude

Laurence Chalude

Marketing

Jane Lemke

Jane Lemke

Campus Relations

Jeff Recker

Jeff Recker

Campus Relations

Alexis Peschiera

Alexis Peschiera

Marketing

Calista Quintalti

Calista Quintalti

Partnerships

Jessie Taylor

Jessie Taylor

Marketing

Melissa Bonneville

Melissa Bonneville

Compliance

Isaac Dunn

Isaac Dunn

Engineering

Julie Moreno Rehder

Julie Moreno Rehder

Campus Relations

Michelle Chiu

Michelle Chiu

Product

Pennie Douligeris

Pennie Douligeris

Product

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WE’RE MOTIVATED BY CHANGE AND INSPIRED BY YOU.

Since launching nationally, we’ve been hard at work transforming the student loan industry and helping improve people's financial well-being.

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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