In the latest Wharton podcast, David Gogel talks to David Klein, CEO and co-founder of CommonBond.

In this new episode, David Klein from CommonBond talks to Wharton’s David Gogel about a wide range of topics in fintech, student lending and entrepreneurship. He goes deep on CommonBond’s student loans products, business model and future prospects, sharing his thoughts about how the Wharton MBA experience helped him launch CommonBond.

We also cover David’s views on the fintech industry more broadly, blockchain, and advice for student entrepreneurs.

David Klein is CommonBond’s co-founder and CEO. Prior to pursuing his Wharton MBA, he worked in consumer finance at American Express as director of strategic planning and business development, where he led a team that managed a $250m annual portfolio. Prior to American Express, he worked at McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients in the financial services industry.

David graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Politics, Economics and International Business. He is an alumnus of Wharton Business School and served on the board of the Bronx Charter School for the Arts in New York.

You can listen to more episodes of the Wharton FinTech Podcast, and other fintech shows, on the BankNXT podcast page. Enjoy!

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Matthew Applegate

Matthew Applegate is an MBA candidate at The Wharton School, and is content director for Wharton FinTech.

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