Podcast with Jungwon Byun, Head of the Growth Team at Upstart

Jungwon Byun, Head of Growth at Upstart

In our latest podcast, Dipika Sen (Wharton MBA ’19) chats with Jungwon Byun, Head of the Growth Team at Upstart, the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. In this engaging podcast, Jungwon talks about her own trajectory from consulting into FinTech, discusses her initiative to foster the professional development of women at Upstart, and shares her insights on the importance of diversity in the industry.

At Upstart, Jungwon oversees all of the firm’s user acquisition strategies across digital, offline, and lifecycle channels. She was previously a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, where she assessed the risk exposure of international banks’ capital markets businesses for regulatory stress testing. She brings experience from her time as the CEO and co-Executive Director of a domestic microfinance non-profit. Jungwon graduated cum laude from Yale University, with a B.A. in Economics.