About Us:
A Message From the Founder
JEANNIE TARKENTON Photo

We started this company to provide a product thousands of college students told us they need - a loan that a student can get on his/her own, based on hard work, tenacity, and focus - not based on the income level or credit score of a loan co-signer. We wish no one needed student loans. But, in a world in which college costs are high, financial aid is limited, federal loans have small caps, and banks won’t provide loans without a co-signer, we chose to offer a solution. We love technology, value human honesty and ‘real’ answers, and we always want feedback. But, most of all, we are honored to be part of our borrowers’ journeys towards their academic goals and professional dreams.

JEANNIE TARKENTON

Founder + CEO
Our Team
Team Photo
Jesse Dyer
Cofounder + COO
Peter DeWeese
CTO
Brian McLean
Chief Risk Officer
Max Marquardt
Head of Analytics
David Abercrombie
Head of Customer Relations
Larry Ficych
Lead Underwriter
Matthew Hall
Marketing Manager
Ryan Bradburn
Senior Developer
Ebony Morgan
Loan Officer
Tori Smith
Portfolio Manager
Raul Chavarria
Loan Officer
Alan Ishida
Regional Director of Business Development
Todd Eicher
Director - CEO, TME Ventures
Lora Robertson
Head of Capital Markets, Director - Partner Ret. Goldman Sachs
Dan Kimerling
Director - Managing Partner Deciens Capital
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Email Us
info@funding-university.com
Call Us
(855) 537-5457