About

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 high-promise 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

CTO & co-founder

Alonso Garza

Alonso Garza

Chief Investment Officer

Lana Bronipolsky

Lana Bronipolsky

VP of Finance / CFO

Shasha Geng

Shasha Geng

VP Financial Operations

Terence Chu

Terence Chu

General Counsel

Kevin McNamara

Kevin McNamara

Director of University Relations

Raj Kabade

Raj Kabade

Senior Manager of Credit

Raabia Halani

Raabia Halani

Customer Success Manager

Ashish Agarwal

Ashish Agarwal

Operations Analyst

Caroline Verkay

Caroline Verkay

Senior Customer Success Specialist

Felicia Budiman

Felicia Budiman

Senior Customer Success Specialist

Ifeanyi Omijeh

Ifeanyi Omijeh

HR Generalist

Jalika Saidy

Jalika Saidy

Customer Success Specialist

Keegan Kelley

Keegan Kelley

Operations Analyst

Scott Metcalfe

Scott Metcalfe

Credit Analyst

Yasmin Lalani

Yasmin Lalani

Senior Operations 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

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

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