David Klein, CEO and Cofounder, CommonBond
David Klein is the CEO and cofounder of CommonBond, the online lender that is revolutionizing the borrowing costs of student loans. Klein specializes in setting strategy to create a superior borrower experience and it’s working. Under Klein’s leadership, the startup founded in 2011 has raised over $1B in funding across both equity and debt. In the last year alone, the company has financed over $500M in loans, established close to 100 employer partnerships with organizations like Betterment, WeWork, and Mercer, and increased revenue over 3x year-over-year. The idea for CommonBond came to Klein from his own personal experience financing his business school education at Wharton.
Prior to CommonBond, Klein worked in consumer finance at American Express, and as an analyst for McKinsey & Co. Klein was recently named to the 40 Under 40 by Crain’s in 2016 and was selected as a New York City Venture Fellow the prior year.
Simply put, his long-term goal is to “change the face of finance,” as the company has plans to move beyond student loans in the future.
Name: David Klein
Title: CEO and Cofounder
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