What We Do

CommonBond lowers the cost of graduate education in the U.S. Our platform saves borrowers money on their student loans and allows investors to earn a financial return.

CommonBond is a values-driven financial services company and we are reimagining finance as community, not commodity. Our mission is to deliver savings through superior products, simplicity through technology, service that empowers our borrowers, and social impact via our Social Promise to make education accessible in the developing world.

The company launched at Wharton in 2012 and, on the heels of raising over $100 million, expanded to 25 MBA programs in 2013. We now serve over 700 graduate programs across the U.S., and we are working on expanding to serve even more students and graduates in 2015.


Meet the Team

David Klein

Co-Founder & CEO

"We firmly believe that business can and should be a positive force for change."

Michael Taormina

Co-Founder

Jessup Shean

Co-Founder

Morgan Edwards

Chief Financial Officer

Vinayak Gurjar

Chief Risk Officer

Robb Granado

COO

Phil DeGisi

VP, Marketing

Nathan Howard

Counsel

Mark Hanna

Product

Jeff Slater

Engineering

Jessie Chen

Design

Mike Brotzman

Engineering

Julianna Young

Operations

Mike Vigario

Finance

Matt Myers

Marketing

James Gilligan

Care Team

Alison Miller

Marketing

Ruby Bagedonow

Care Team

Glenna DeRoy

Product

Michelle Sarhis

Talent

Ting-Ting Zhou

Care Team

Piyal Basu

Engineering

Caryn Ganeles

Care Team

Mary Brown

Care Team

Dylan Schuler

Operations

Michaela Kron

Marketing

Julie Steinhagen

Design

Matt Jacobs

Engineering

Ashish Patel

Engineering

Nachi Joshi

Engineering

Nikki Singh

Marketing

David Schneider

Finance

Shaw Li

Product

David Hitchings

Engineering

Thomas Blair

Engineering

Dave Carter

Business Development

Keilor Gilbert

Risk

Steve Balik

Operations

We are Hiring!

Want to help build the platform that will transform the finance industry? Start with the broken student loan market! Learn More >


Meet Our Investors

Vikram Pandit

Former CEO, Citigroup

Tom Glocer

Former Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters

Tom Kalaris

Former Sr. Executive, Barclays

Brian Hirsch

Managing Partner, Tribeca Venture Partners

Ted Maidenberg

Partner, The Social + Capital Partnership


Meet Our Featured Borrowers

Mariana

Lansing, MI + Mexico City, Mexico · Class of '13

"I want to build products that enrich people's lives."

Grace

Detroit, MI · Class of '13

"I have to make my money work hard for me. Just looking at the math and the rates, CommonBond was an easy choice for me."

Andrew

Grand Forks, ND · Class of '15

"After 10-15 years in the private sector, I'd like to bring that experience back to public service at the state or federal level."

Chan

Binghamton, NY · Class of '13

"I know that I need to look beyond just the bottom-line in whatever I do."

Dan

San Francisco, CA · Class of '13

"My plan is to help our country achieve energy independence."

Tom

Seekonk, MA · Class of '13

"I'd love to own my own business some day. I'm interested in art and finance, so I'd like to do something in the art investing space."

Dan

East Hampton, CT · Class of '13

"Ultimately, I'd love to start my own company and run it. I like the idea of having something I can pass down to my kids."