From the home studio in Brooklyn, Bill Ullman talks with David Klein, Founder and CEO of CommonBond, one of the leading financial technology and student lending companies in America in this latest “Squashing the Market” podcast. Bill and David discuss a wide range of topics including how and why David started this student lending company while still an MBA candidate at Wharton, how he grew CommonBond into one of the largest student lenders with over $4 billion of loans originated, how he has managed a large and complex organization through the Covid-19 pandemic and the current crises in student debt and exorbitant college tuition levels. David is a thoughtful entrepreneur and visionary FinTech leader. CommonBond has helped tens of thousands of students, saving them hundreds of millions of dollars of interest expense annually. Recently, the Company was ranked #1 Most Innovative Company in Education by FastCompany. David earned his MBA from the Wharton School and is a graduate of Brandeis University. He is a Trustee of the Bronx Charter School for the Arts and member of the Forbes Finance Council.
Produced, engineered, and edited by Sam Swanson. Music by Alex Atchley.