About Us


LendEDU was Co-Founded by Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard in 2014. LendEDU is a marketplace for private student loansstudent loan refinancing, credit cards, and personal loans - among other financial products.

Pronounced "Lend-E-D-U", our goal is to help consumers make educated decisions and better manage their money.

Our services are free for consumers and do not hurt consumer credit. In addition, we've created hundreds of original guides, tools, and resources designed to help students and graduates make tough financial decisions and ensure that they are making, saving, and growing their money to the best of their abilities.

What We Can Help You With:

  • Cut your student loan interest rates by refinancing
  • Find the lowest private student loan interest rates
  • Compare personal loan offers
  • Find information about credit cards & other financial products to help you find your perfect fit

LendEDU has been featured and mentioned on a variety of websites including TechCrunch, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg, NPR, CBS News, Fox News, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., and many more. 

LendEDU is a graduate of the Iowa Startup Accelerator and Y Combinator.

Email support@lendedu.com or call (800) 928-3940 with any questions, comments, or criticism (really!). PR & Media requests can be directed to brown@lendedu.com. Partnership requests can be directed to partnerships@lendedu.com.

Need to send us something? Here is our address:

80 River St., STE3c2

Hoboken, NJ​, 07030

Our Team

Nate Matherson

Nate Matherson - About Us

CEO, Co-Founder

In his free time, Nate enjoys watching American Pharaoh replays, golf, and 24/7 news.

Matt Lenhard

Matt Lenhard - About Us

CTO, Co-Founder

Matt enjoys a good IPA, hanging out with friends, and learning about emerging technologies.

Alex Coleman

Alex Coleman - About Us

VP of Product

When his nose isn't buried in an Excel sheet, you can find Coleman listening to 90s hip-hop.

Dave Rathmanner

Dave Rathmanner - About Us

VP of Content

Dave enjoys watching the Eagles beat the Patriots in Superbowl 52 over and over and over again. Go Birds!

Melissa Heltzel

Grant Wing - About Us

Senior Editor

When she's not editing, Melissa's usually cooking for friends or lost somewhere in the Arroyo Seco.

Andrew Rombach

Andrew Rombach - About Us

Content Associate

Andrew likes to spend his free time working out, hiking, and brushing up on his history.

Jeff Gitlen

Jeff Gitlen - About Us

Content Associate

Jeff likes traveling around the world, playing golf, and crying with Tom because of the Jets.

Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn - About Us

Consumer Advocacy

You can find Tom cooking a mean steak, watching college basketball or crying because of the Jets.

Grant Wing

Grant Wing - About Us

Business Analyst

When outside of work, Grant likes to rock climb, explore New York City and the surrounding area, and Trust the Process.

Mike Brown

Mike Brown - About Us

Research Analyst

Mike enjoys going to horse races, playing pickup basketball, hanging with his dog Bosco, and catching up on Game of Thrones.

Ray Flores

Tom Flynn - About Us

Software Engineer

As the Jedi Master of his family, the Princess and six young Padawans are all one with the force, and the force is with them.

Marcello Rossi

Mike Brown - About Us

Email Marketing Manager

Outside of work, Marcello enjoys playing hockey, hanging out with his dog, and documenting New York City through photography.

Our Initiatives

One Tree Planted


Starting in late 2016, LendEDU partnered with One Tree Planted to help with global reforestation and to make our Earth a better place. For every loan that is funded through our platform, we will plant a tree through One Tree Planted. We hope that other companies will follow suit and help make our planet more sustainable and healthy because, at the end of the day, it's all we have (for now)!

LendEDU Scholarship

lendedu scholarship

Every Fall and Spring, we offer two $1,000 scholarships to two high school and college students in the United States to help them pay for college and avoid excess student debt. The scholarship winners are chosen based on the required essays that they submit. Prompts usually relate to managing money during and after college. Check here for more information

Our Investors

LendEDU receives support from some incredible investors including:

Iowa Startup Accelerator

Built By Iowa



& Numerous Angel Investors

In The Press

​LendEDU has been featured all over the internet! Here are some of the places you can find us:

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