Refinancing your Education with David Green, Chief Product Officer at Earnest

Miguel Armaza
Oct 2, 2020 · 2 min read

In this podcast, Miguel Armaza is joined by David Green, Chief Product Officer at Earnest, where he oversees Product Management, Product Design, User Research, Data, and Analytics. Earnest is a company tackling the $1.6 trillion student debt balance in the US. Earnest has raised over $120 million from investors including Maveron, Accomplice, New York Life Insurance, and many more.

Prior to his current role, David founded Poplar Finance, which sought to eliminate the need for large security deposits in residential rentals. He received his MBA from The Wharton School and a B.A. from George Washington University.

David Green

David Green is an accomplished operator and Chief Product Officer at Earnest where he oversees Product Management, Product Design, User Research, Data, and Analytics. Known for constantly seeking out new challenges and driving better outcomes by continuously improving his skill set, David loves to build companies and products he believes in.

Prior to his role with Earnest today, he founded a fintech startup, Poplar Finance, which sought to eliminate the need for large security deposits in residential rentals. During his first stint at Earnest he helped scale the company from 20 to 200+ employees and as the Vice President of Business Operations at the American Mortgage Consultants, Inc. he managed large operations teams of 300+ remote employees. He received his MBA from The Wharton School and a B.A. from George Washington University.

When he’s not founding startups or training teams, David can be found playing outside, either mountaineering, hiking, trail running, or camping. He is an avid fitness fiend, also looking for new songs and albums he can play while he takes in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature.

About Earnest

Earnest is a fintech company that’s tackling the $1.6 trillion student debt balance in the US. One in five adults is affected by student loan debt — Earnest is on a mission to help graduates take control of their financial wellness and empower them with the capital they need to live better lives. Earnest uses technology, data and design to build better loan products that help customers. The company currently has over 124k clients and has refinanced over $10.2 billion in student loans. In addition to student loan refinancing, Earnest introduced its own private student loan product in 2019.

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