Who We Are

Meet our company

LoanBuddy was founded in 2017 by Ryan Inman and Alex Bottom to establish a new financial technology platform with a focus on providing solutions to help people get out of student loan debt. What started as a tool for financial advisors has turned into the easiest way for consumers to conquer their student loans. LoanBuddy Consumer was spearheaded by Robert Farrington in 2018 to bring to life a hybrid DIY solution to help individuals navigate the confusing world of student loan debt.

Meet the Team

Alex Bottom
Alex Bottom
Co-Founder
 

I'm proud of the accelerating growth at LoanBuddy, now with 200+ Financial Advisors, that we call Members, who track and monitor over $100 Million of student loan debt on our platform. Our first beta users logged into a primitive beta in May of 2018 and we have gained tremendous insight from our community as we continue to build more features for them. I am on the Economics Leadership Council at my alma mater, the University of Southern California.

Ryan Inman
Ryan Inman
Co-Founder
 

By day, I’m a flat fee-only financial planner at Physician Wealth Services, where I work exclusively with physicians and their families. By night, I write a finance blog for physicians and host the Financial Residency podcast. I created LoanBuddy so I could give my clients better advice in a more efficient manner.

Robert Farrington
Robert Farrington
Co-Founder
 

I'm America’s Millennial Money Expert® and I love helping people get out of student loan debt to start investing and building wealth for the future. As the founder of The College Investor, I've reached millions of people who have been looking for help navigating the complex world of student loan debt. I have a passion for helping people and sharing my student loan debt expertise.

Rebecca Maurer
Rebecca Maurer
Student Loan Lawyer
 

She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School, which she attended after seeing the effects of the foreclosure crisis on her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. She narrowed her interest to student loan law when she saw the difficulties she and her classmates encountered in managing their own debt. Rebecca is admitted to practice law in Ohio, the District of Columbia, the Northern District of Ohio, the Southern District of New York and the Sixth Circuit.