WFT interview with David Klein, CommonBond CEO / Co-founder and Wharton FinTech Entrepreneur
“The Wharton experience and CommonBond getting off the ground are inextricably linked.
And for that, I’m eternally grateful.”
In our latest podcast, David Gogel (Wharton MBA ’18) talks with David Klein, CEO and Co-founder of CommonBond. Take a listen here:
David discusses a wide range of topics in FinTech, student lending, and entrepreneurship. He goes deep on CommonBond’s student loans products, business model, and future prospects. He discusses how the Wharton MBA experience helped him launch CommonBond. We also cover David’s views on the FinTech industry more broadly, blockchain, and advice for student entrepreneurs.
David Klein is CommonBond’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to pursuing his Wharton MBA, David worked in consumer finance at American Express, as Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development, where he led a team that managed a $250M annual portfolio. Prior to American Express, he worked at McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients in the financial services industry. David graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Politics, Economics, and International Business. He is an alumnus of Wharton Business School and served on the Board of the Bronx Charter School for the Arts in New York.
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