DALLAS, June 12, 2017 — Meritize, an educational lender that leverages individual academic data to enhance credit evaluation and expand student lending, today announced the appointment of Phillip Stegner as Chief Financial Officer.
A seasoned financial services leader with broad expertise spanning consumer and corporate financial markets, credit risk management, quantitative analytics and public policy, Stegner offers a wealth of experience in his role as Meritize CFO. He has deep knowledge of financial modeling and structuring as well as expertise in credit and credit markets that will be crucial to building a solid financial strategy and infrastructure.
Prior to joining Meritize, Stegner worked with Capital One where he led a team of business analysts and at J.P. Morgan in its investment bank division. He also served as senior economic analyst and special assistant to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
“As we expand the Meritize student lending platform and innovate to tap new growth potential, Phillip will be a critical player in our strategic planning and entrepreneurial approach to our business,” said Chris Keaveney, CEO, Meritize. “He’ll leverage his considerable experience to create a foundational funding strategy and keep us focused on the bottom line as we pursue the significant potential that exists with our unique student lending model,” said Keaveney.
Stegner graduated magna cum laude from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, political science and policy studies. He has a Master of Public Policy degree from George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Meritize is an educational lender that uses an individual’s academic record in credit evaluation in order to expand funding options for emerging post-secondary education segments. The company’s proprietary Meritize Score goes beyond traditional underwriting to leverage individual academic performance, resulting in enhanced lending decisions, increased loan access, better loan terms and improved outcomes. By giving financial credit for their academic merit, Meritize is able to provide educational funding to individuals who might otherwise be denied due to thin or no credit profiles. Dallas-based Meritize is privately held. For more information visit www.meritize.com.
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