Meet the Upstart Team

Upstart Team

Founded by ex-Googlers, Upstart goes beyond the FICO score to finance people based on signals of their potential, including schools attended, area of study, academic performance, and work history. Our proprietary underwriting model identifies high-quality borrowers despite limited credit and employment experience. Funds can be used for almost anything, including starting a business, paying for a coding bootcamp, eliminating student debt, or paying off credit cards.

Interested in joining? We're hiring!


Leadership

Dave Girouard
Dave Girouard
Co-Founder & CEO
Paul Gu
Paul Gu
Co-Founder | Product
Anna M. Counselman
Anna M. Counselman
Co-Founder | Operations
Alison Nicoll
Alison Nicoll
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Jeff Keltner
Jeff Keltner
Business Development
Jonathan Eng
Jonathan Eng
CTO
Jungwon Byun
Jungwon Byun
Growth
Barry Rafferty
Barry Rafferty
Capital Markets
Sanjay Datta
Sanjay Datta
CFO

Team

Cindy Chin Smith
Cindy Chin Smith
Operations
Andrew Bezzub
Andrew Bezzub
Engineering
Simon Lepkin
Simon Lepkin
Data Engineering
Viraj Navkal
Viraj Navkal
Data Science
Neha Hebbar
Neha Hebbar
Product
Andrew Kayvanfar
Andrew Kayvanfar
Engineering
Brian Mascarenhas
Brian Mascarenhas
Engineering
Ben Chang
Ben Chang
Operations
Grant Schneider
Grant Schneider
Data Science
Natalia Mirgorodskaya
Natalia Mirgorodskaya
Finance
Kate Rowley Sutcu
Kate Rowley Sutcu
Operations
Alex Rudyak
Alex Rudyak
Growth
Brandon Kam
Brandon Kam
Data Science
Xi Chen
Xi Chen
Engineering
Kyle Phillips
Kyle Phillips
Finance
Ben Tejes
Ben Tejes
Operations
Anushka Bhatia
Anushka Bhatia
Operations
Xinpeng Huang
Xinpeng Huang
Engineering
Gui Carvalho
Gui Carvalho
Engineering
Ning Tang
Ning Tang
Growth
Andris Zingitis
Andris Zingitis
Operations
Anthony Ruozzi
Anthony Ruozzi
Engineering
Dan Apczynski
Dan Apczynski
Engineering
Dean Hakim
Dean Hakim
Operations
Dave Anders-Richards
Dave Anders-Richards
Recruiting
Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee
Growth
Fiona Li
Fiona Li
Engineering
Jeremy Mah
Jeremy Mah
Operations
Long Truong
Long Truong
Operations
Andrew Krause
Andrew Krause
Engineering
Jackie Gerlach
Jackie Gerlach
Operations
Melissa Wallace
Melissa Wallace
Operations
Charles Tran
Charles Tran
Operations
Sarah Giakoumis
Sarah Giakoumis
Operations
Briana Harper
Briana Harper
Operations
Annie Delgado
Annie Delgado
Compliance
Victoria Wong
Victoria Wong
Legal
Amber Yao
Amber Yao
Operations
Kun Guo
Kun Guo
Operations
Farouk Rice
Farouk Rice
Growth
Samvaran Sharma
Samvaran Sharma
Engineering
Samantha Licea
Samantha Licea
Operations
Jason Conger
Jason Conger
Finance
David Liu
David Liu
Operations
Derrick Chow
Derrick Chow
Operations
Zev Shimko
Zev Shimko
Capital Markets
Johanna He
Johanna He
Data Science
Vicky Lai
Vicky Lai
Engineering
Melissa Chuang
Melissa Chuang
Growth
Darren Domingo
Darren Domingo
Growth
Karina Sils
Karina Sils
Product
Adam Barton
Adam Barton
Legal
Sheldon Xu
Sheldon Xu
Engineering

Investors

Andy Palmer
Andy Palmer
Serial Entrepreneur
Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt
Executive Chairman, Google
Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban
Owner, Dallas Mavericks
Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff
Founder & CEO, Salesforce
Joe Liemandt
Joe Liemandt
Founder & CEO, Trilogy
Scott Banister
Scott Banister
Founder, IronPort