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.

CommonBond has funded or refinanced over $200 million dollars of student loans 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


Jessup Shean


Robb Granado


Vinayak Gurjar

Chief Risk Officer

Phil DeGisi

Vice President of Marketing

Nathan Howard


Mark Hanna

Director of Product

Matt Jacobs

Director of Engineering

Kaitlin Butler

Marketing Manager

Julie Steinhagen

Creative Director

Jeff Slater


Jessie Chen


Mike Brotzman

Lead Developer

Julianna Young

VP, Operations

Mike Vigario

Director of Financial Management

Matt Myers

Acquisition Marketing Manager

Alison Miller

Email Marketing Manager

James Gilligan


Ruby Bagedonow


Glenna DeRoy

Product Manager

Michelle Sarhis

Director of Talent Acquisition

Caryn Ganeles


Mary Brown


Ting-Ting Zhou


Piyal Basu


Dylan Schuler

Special Assistant to the CEO

Michaela Kron

PR Manager

Ashish Patel

Fullstack Developer

Nachi Joshi

Software Engineer

Nikki Singh

Director of Campus Relations

David Schneider

Financial Accounting Manager

Shaw Li

Product Manager

David Hitchings

Software Engineer

We are Hiring!

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Meet Our Investors

Vikram Pandit

Former CEO, Citigroup

Tom Glocer

Former Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters

Tom Kalaris

Former Chief Executive of Wealth Management, Barclays

Brian Hirsch

Managing Partner, Tribeca Venture Partners

Ted Maidenberg

Partner, The Social + Capital Partnership

Meet Our Featured Borrowers


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

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


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."


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."


Binghamton, NY · Class of '13

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


San Francisco, CA · Class of '13

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


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."


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."