Who We Are

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.

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 $150 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.

Krešimir Lešić
Krešimir Lešić
Senior Software Engineer Dev Lead
 

I'm happy to say that I am involved in this great story since its beginnings and proud to be helping so many people with their student debt. It all started with a few graphs and a simple NSLDS file that evolved into a powerful platform. My primary roles as a Dev Team Lead span from system architecture, integrations and coordination of our team to new features delivery. My goal at LoanBuddy is to make sure that our Members/Users can do their job faster and with ease, so they can optimize their student loans with an Advisor or with self-service tools.

Luka Vidoš
Luka Vidoš
Senior UX/UI Designer
 

Proud to say that I have been with LoanBuddy since the beginning, and was glad to have had such a positive reception to our beta release in May 2018 and even more excited about where we are today. As design support and product manager for dev team responsible for UX/UI Design and Frontend Development, I am also working on the growing functionality of LoanBuddy to accommodate for the accelerating growth. That also includes working on improvements and new features on all front(end)s of LoanBuddy - marketing, blog pages, and application redesign - making sure our users have an awesome experience with our tech.

Dujam Krstulović
Dujam Krstulović
Software Engineer
 

I'm glad to be part of the LoanBuddy family since the beginning and happy to be helping our users/clients to successfully reduce their student debt with our tools. As a Software Engineer, my goal is to prepare everything for our users so they can enjoy the high quality LoanBuddy features. Besides increasing the performance of the dashboard, I've been working on integrations with our newest partners to improve data flows and logins within LoanBuddy. Additionally, you may recognize me as Mr. Tourism Croatia 2015 but now they call me Mr. LoanBuddy.