Sioux Falls, S.D., —June 13, 2017—YourLoanAdviser(R), the leading platform-as-a-service for the private student lending industry, has appointed Sourabh Ahuja as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director, Digital Transformation.
Ahuja will be responsible for leading the company’s technology innovation strategy as well as the software and advanced digital engagement development teams. With over 14 years of experience in digital, mobile and emerging technology development, he brings to YourLoanAdviser deep expertise in UX and the application of digital and emerging technologies that attract, engage and build trust with millennials and Generation Z, which, for YourLoanAdviser, will include innovation around education and borrower engagement.
“Sourabh will be driving the digital transformation of YourLoanAdviser as we continue to ramp up our technology product portfolio to deliver a comprehensive state of the art private student loan platform for our bank and alternative lenders clients,” said Michael VanErdewyk, founder and CEO of YourLoanAdviser. “His expertise will enable us to develop technology that connects millennial and Gen Z borrowers with our lending network, on their terms, while enabling lenders to enter and succeed in the private student loan asset class.”
Sourabh was technical co-founder of Schoold, a San Francisco-based college- and career-planning startup and mobile app that is merging with Lingo Media in 2017. He originally joined as a board member and investor through Vested Finance, today known as Vemo Education, a specialist in income-based student-financing solutions for higher education, for which he was the CTO and CPO.
Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years at San Francisco mobile gaming company Glu Mobile, starting as a developer and eventually becoming VP of Android & Cross Platform Development. There, he was responsible for the development, revenue and quality of more than 50 Glu games and apps on multiple platforms. While at Glu Mobile, he partnered with Google X to make the first Google Glass game and invented new technology that earned Glu its first patent.
“I’m excited to join YourLoanAdviser as CTO. The company already has seen so much success with its private student lending platform and has built solid partnerships with banks, credit unions, alternative lenders, and higher education universities. The next natural step is to scale the YourLoanAdviser consumer offerings with best-in-class technologies that will drive borrower participation and engagement through their private student loans with the Connext network of lenders,” said Sourabh Ahuja, CTO and Executive Director, Digital Transformation, of YourLoanAdviser.
Sourabh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Oregon Health & Science University. He will be based in San Francisco, CA.
Founded in 2005, YourLoanAdviser has redefined profitable private student lending for over 450 banks, credit unions, alternative lenders and investors. Through its complete Private Student Loan Platform-as-a-Service solution which includes originating, servicing, borrower acquisition, portfolio liquidity and insurance provided by YourLoanAdviser Surety Company*, YourLoanAdviser enables lenders to quickly, easily and safely help student borrowers realize their education goals. For more information, visit YourLoanAdviser.com.
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