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Dena Glaeser – College Ave Student Loans

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Even as a 22-year-old law student, Dena Z. Glaeser found the approximately 40 pages of her student loan documents overwhelming and overly complicated. It took her a while to parse through the various terms and to understand the nuances, like how interest accrues or that borrowers can start paying while still in school. “I struggled […]

Daniel Macy – Lower

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Purchasing a home unleashes an avalanche of confusing data, but Lower, a financial technology lender, is looking to unbury homebuyers with the five, large brightly colored blocks on its website. Each provides visitors with a quick overview of essential information, such as today’s 15-year mortgage and annual percentage rates. Clicking the violet box will connect […]

Dan Gravel – Linear Financial Technologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was one complex corporate transaction in February 2021 that Dan Gravel oversaw as legal and compliance boss of Fundation Group, a small-business lender in Reston, Virginia. His employer of six years along with another firm, the OnDeck subsidiary ODX, were selling their assets to assemble Linear Financial Technologies, which provides a digital loan origination […]

David Erich – Exeter Finance

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The message was clear from the get-go. You’re as much businessperson as in-house lawyer, David Erich has told himself since joining Exeter Finance as senior vice president and deputy general counsel in May 2012. For almost 10 years, the affable Erich has juggled the business and legal roles, helping his tech-enabled employer that underwrites and […]

Doug Goldin – LSQ

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a financial strain on businesses and individuals as invoices have stalled and companies are left in the lurch. But for 25 years before the pandemic began, LSQ had been helping businesses receive payments—now it’s helping clients pay them, too. As the general counsel for the Orlando, Florida, working capital platform […]

David Goldwin – UATP

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Imagine you are a Bulgarian citizen looking to book a flight to Texas. Going online to get your ticket electronically, you hope the airline website will allow you to pay in your native Bulgarian levs. And … it does. For that, you can thank UATP and its Chief Legal Officer David Goldwin. Based in Washington, […]

Douglas Charton – GMO

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Douglas Charton vividly remembers sitting in an internet café on the Greek island of Ios in the Summer of 2007, enjoying a much-deserved holiday following the bar exam. It was there he received an email notifying him he got a job in the Investment Management practice group of K&L Gates LLP, a prominent global law […]

Doug Sandberg – FirstView Financial

Est. reading time: 5 mins

If you’ve watched even an hour of television in the last decade, you’re probably familiar with the formula for pharmaceutical ads: 10 seconds to tell you how great the drug is; another 40 to run through the side effects; and 10 more to say you might be eligible for subsidized coverage. According to Doug Sandberg, […]

Daniel Duval – Jefferies Finance

Est. reading time: 6 mins

For Daniel Duval, it felt like an auspicious new beginning. It was the summer of 2008, and the recently married 30-year-old had just been named senior counsel and vice president for Jefferies Finance, a young, but growing, commercial finance firm a stone’s throw from his former office. As the organization’s sole in-house lawyer, Duval knew […]

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