About Us

Our Mission

We enable high-promise global citizens to further their academic and financial aspirations because we believe that socio-economic mobility should be borderless. To accomplish this mission, MPOWER works with investors and universities to lend to students coming from all parts of the globe. In addition to providing students with access to the financial resources necessary to attend and complete college, MPOWER builds students’ credit histories, provides personal finance education, and offers gateway financial products to prepare for life after college.

Why we are helping students finance their education

Millions of students struggle financially to get into or through their undergraduate or graduate education. Both MPOWER co-founders faced this problem first-hand – Manu as an international student and Mike as a first-generation domestic student – and are extremely passionate about solving this issue. The rest of the team experienced similar financial challenges first hand. In short, we are global nerds who care.

OUR VALUES

Bold with unwavering Integrity

Bold with unwavering Integrity

Committed to Excellence and Inclusion

Committed to Excellence and Inclusion

Compassionate and Data-Driven

Compassionate and Data-Driven

The Team

Manu Smadja

Manu Smadja

CEO & Co-founder

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Chief Investment Officer & Co-founder

Lana Bronipolsky

Lana Bronipolsky

VP of Finance & CFO

Shasha Geng

Shasha Geng

VP of Financial Operations

Terence Chu

Terence Chu

General Counsel

Carmen Kienow

Carmen Kienow

Director of University Relations

Kevin McNamara

Kevin McNamara

Director of University Relations

Rohan Tibrawalla

Rohan Tibrawalla

Country Director - India

Raj Kabade

Raj Kabade

Senior Manager - Credit Analytics

Senthil Sockalingam

Senthil Sockalingam

Senior Manager - Finance

Ashish Agarwal

Ashish Agarwal

Manager - Analytics

Felicia Budiman

Felicia Budiman

Associate Manager - Customer Success

Ali Birouti

Ali Birouti

Business Analyst

Amit Patel

Amit Patel

Capital Markets Intern

Anantya Sahney

Anantya Sahney

Leadership Development Program Analyst

Brittany Coppola

Brittany Coppola

Customer Success Analyst

Caroline Verkay

Caroline Verkay

Senior Customer Success Analyst

Claire Almand

Claire Almand

Marketing Strategy Intern

Ian Davis

Ian Davis

Credit Analyst

Ifeanyi Omijeh

Ifeanyi Omijeh

HR Generalist

Keegan Kelley

Keegan Kelley

Operations Analyst

Mahendra Vitrianto

Mahendra Vitrianto

Engineering Intern

Nicole Hall

Nicole Hall

Customer Success Analyst

Olivia Thomas

Olivia Thomas

Junior Customer Success Analyst

Ronald Rego

Ronald Rego

Jr. Credit Analyst

Sasha Ramani

Sasha Ramani

Business Analysis Intern

Scott Metcalfe

Scott Metcalfe

Senior Credit Analyst

Sofia Pearson

Sofia Pearson

Customer Success Analyst

Susie Shen

Susie Shen

Corporate Finance Intern

Yasmin Lalani

Yasmin Lalani

Senior Marketing Analyst

Board of Directors

Ken Ruggiero

Ken Ruggiero

Chairman and CEO of Goal Structured Solutions

Thomas C. Barry

Thomas C. Barry

CEO & Founder of Zephyr Management

Mukul Gulati

Mukul Gulati

Managing Partner of Zephyr Peacock

Board of Advisors

Alonso Garza

Alonso Garza

Ruben Hillar

Ruben Hillar

Tahira Dosani

Tahira Dosani

Joe Haberman

Joe Haberman

Kelly Hernandez

Kelly Hernandez

Sanjib Kalita

Sanjib Kalita

Alexandre Lazarow

Alexandre Lazarow

Todd Ruppert

Todd Ruppert

Jim Turner

Jim Turner

Andrew Wert

Andrew Wert

Expert Network

Paul Breloff

Paul Breloff

Zakir Gaibi

Zakir Gaibi

Andrew Stephen

Andrew Stephen

Burak Gunes

Burak Gunes

Jonas K. Samsioe

Jonas K. Samsioe

Ivaylo Guenov

Ivaylo Guenov

Rick Patro

Rick Patro

Patrick Tuttle

Patrick Tuttle

Chris Cronk

Chris Cronk

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DISCLAIMER - Loans are made by Bank of Lake Mills. Bank of Lake Mills does not have an ownership interest in MPOWER Financing. Neither MPOWER Financing nor Bank of Lake Mills is affiliated with the school you attended or are attending. Bank of Lake Mills is Member FDIC. None of the information contained in this website constitutes a recommendation, solicitation or offer by MPOWER Financing or its affiliates to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments or other assets or provide any investment advice or service.