Will Sealy

CO-Founder & CEO

Formerly a student loan policy advisor at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Will is passionate about improving the financial situation for millions of fellow student borrowers.

  • Student Loan Policy & Engagement Advisor, CFPB

  • Special Assistant to Senator Elizabeth Warren, CFPB & U.S. Treasury Department

  • Yale School of Management, MBA ’17; College of William & Mary, B.A. Government ’09

  • Student loan borrower


Paul Joo

Co-Founder & COO

Paul brings his legal training and business experience to Simplifi's business strategy. His interest in financial regulation informs his approach to addressing the student debt crisis.

  • JD-MBA Candidate ’18, Yale Law School and School of Management; BA ’12, Cognitive Science, Yale University

  • Associate, The Boston Consulting Group

  • Intern, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLC; Summer Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California

  • Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development


Vincent Tran

Co-Founder & CPO

Vincent is using his experience as a student debt borrower and as the product lead at two early stage venture backed fintech companies to build tools that helps all student debt borrowers. 

  • 10th employee & Product Manager, Orchard Platform

  • Head of Product, Pave

  • Investment Associate at social impact fund, Partnership Fund for NYC

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 

  • University of Michigan graduate. Go Blue! 

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Elizabeth Vale

Elizabeth Vale has served as a Senior Advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren. Previously, Elizabeth served as the Director of External Affairs at the CFPB, as well as the White House Business Liaison to President Obama. Prior to her career in public service, Elizabeth was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley.


Mark Egerman

Mark is a leading expert on mobile payments and financial technology. Currently heading the Google Geo (Maps) team, Mark previously served as one of the earliest members of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He is also the co-founder of Cover, a leading mobile payment application for restaurants.


Ilya Gelman

LEAD Engineer

Ilya is a full-stack developer with experience in working with the largest tech companies throughout NYC and abroad.  He organizes one of the largest developer meetups in React & Angular with over 6,000 members.

  • General Manager, 500Tech NYC

  • Conference Manager, ReactNYC & AngularNYC

  • Author of The Complete Redux Book 


Arden Klemmer

product designer

Arden's experience in UX, marketing and branding informs a holistic approach to design and communication strategies. She has spent her career designing products and systems that make hard problems easy to solve.

  • General Manager & Marketing Director, Fortuny

  • Creative Director, Rounded Corners

  • Bowdoin College, B.A. Mathematics & Visual Art '09

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Norma Hilary Gibson

Content StrategisT

Norma is a creative problem-solver with a knack for words. As an education advocate, Norma believes that student loan borrowers deserve the best tools to manage their debt.

  • Yale School of Management, MBA '17; University of Colorado, MEd '13, Wheaton College, BA '11

  • Swensen Strategy Fellow '16, Yale Strategic Analysis Unit

  • Teach for America Colorado Corps Member '11

  • Student loan borrower


Michael Van der Linden


Mikey studies electrical engineering and computer science at Yale and draws on his experience and education as a member of our product development team.

  • Yale University, B.S. Candidate Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ‘18

  • Project Leader, Yale Aerospace CubeSat Mission

  • Researcher, Yale Social Robotics Lab