About Us

Who we are

We believe socio-economic mobility should be borderless.

Higher education is key to this mobility but, unfortunately, millions of students struggle to get into or through school due to financial constraints. We’re tackling this pervasive issue by working with investors and universities to provide an innovative and forward-looking education financing product for students from around the world. We’re not just a student lender – our goal is to set students up for academic, professional, and financial successes.

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

Board of Directors

Erika Norwood

Erika Norwood

Executive Director at Gray Matters Capital

Ken Ruggiero

Ken Ruggiero

Chairman and CEO of Goal Structured Solutions

Mukul Gulati

Mukul Gulati

Managing Partner of Zephyr Peacock

Nicole West

Nicole West

Co-founder and COO at Luminous Group, LLC

The Team

EMMANUEL (MANU) SMADJA

EMMANUEL (MANU) SMADJA

CEO and Co-founder

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Chief Investment Officer & Co-founder

Lana Bronipolsky

Lana Bronipolsky

Senior VP of Talent and Operations

Lutz Braum

Lutz Braum

VP of Marketing and Business Development

Kin Chung

Kin Chung

VP of Credit Innovation

Bob Alexander

Bob Alexander

Senior Director of Finance

Parimala Pakalapati

Parimala Pakalapati

Senior Director of Engineering

Carmen Kienow

Carmen Kienow

Director of University Relations

Maureen Klovers

Maureen Klovers

Director of Social Impact

Scott Dalla Valle

Scott Dalla Valle

Product Owner

Terence Chu

Terence Chu

General Counsel

Ashish Agarwal

Ashish Agarwal

Manager - Analytics

Claire Almand

Claire Almand

Manager – Marketing

Kortney Avadikian

Kortney Avadikian

Manager - Loan Servicing

Kristin Pugliese

Kristin Pugliese

Manager - Customer Success

Sasha Ramani

Sasha Ramani

Manager – Corporate Strategy

Felicia Budiman

Felicia Budiman

Associate Manager - Office Operation and Compliance

Ifeanyi Omijeh

Ifeanyi Omijeh

Associate Manager - Talent and Culture

Aditya Suresh

Aditya Suresh

Team Lead - Customer Success

Brittany Coppola

Brittany Coppola

Senior Customer Success Analyst

Elisa Taylor

Elisa Taylor

Customer Success Analyst

Gizem Girgin

Gizem Girgin

Senior Customer Success Analyst

Ian Davis

Ian Davis

Senior Credit Risk Analyst

Keegan Kelley

Keegan Kelley

Senior Loan Operations Analyst

Kyean Clore-Byrd

Kyean Clore-Byrd

Customer Success Analyst

Mahendra Rianto

Mahendra Rianto

Software Engineer

Meet Semlani

Meet Semlani

Customer Success Analyst

Mohammad M. Nazar

Mohammad M. Nazar

Customer Success Analyst

Moiz Zhara

Moiz Zhara

Customer Success Analyst – Underwriting

Nicole Hall

Nicole Hall

Senior Customer Success Analyst – Underwriting

Olivia Thomas

Olivia Thomas

Student Engagement and Communications Specialist

Ronald Rego

Ronald Rego

Credit Risk Analyst

Scott Metcalfe

Scott Metcalfe

Senior Credit Risk Analyst

Silver Yang

Silver Yang

Customer Engagement Analyst

Smithy Pazhaya Purayil

Smithy Pazhaya Purayil

Global Talent Associate

Tania Salazar

Tania Salazar

Customer Success Analyst

Treesa Jose

Treesa Jose

Customer Success Analyst

Board of Advisors

Alexandre Lazarow

Alexandre Lazarow

Alonso Garza

Alonso Garza

Andrew Wert

Andrew Wert

Ivaylo Guenov

Ivaylo Guenov

Jim Turner

Jim Turner

Joe Haberman

Joe Haberman

Kelly Hernandez

Kelly Hernandez

Ruben Hillar

Ruben Hillar

Sanjib Kalita

Sanjib Kalita

Tahira Dosani

Tahira Dosani

Todd Ruppert

Todd Ruppert

Expert Network

Andrew Stephen

Andrew Stephen

Bob Armour

Bob Armour

Burak Gunes

Burak Gunes

Chris Cronk

Chris Cronk

Jonas K. Samsioe

Jonas K. Samsioe

Patrick Tuttle

Patrick Tuttle

Paul Breloff

Paul Breloff

Rick Patro

Rick Patro

Zakir Gaibi

Zakir Gaibi

© MPOWER Financing, Public Benefit Corporation

DISCLAIMER - Subject to credit approval, loans are made by Bank of Lake Mills or MPOWER Financing, PBC. 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.