Our Story

Founded by proven entrepreneurs and leaders in producing innovative solutions for higher education and financial services industries. Our team is mission driven and dedicated to working with partners to help students and their families protect their investment in higher education. Acting as a program manager with our selected underwriters or products, GradGuard executes all consumer marketing and enrollment processes through:

  • Direct contracts with colleges and universities.
  • Technology and enrollment solutions integrated within the student experience
  • Partnerships with leading insurance brokers, technology providers and companies that serve the market.

GradGuard™: is the leading insurance & benefits eCommerce platform specifically designed for the collegiate market and a leader at the rapidly growing intersection of InsurTech and EdTech.

The GradGuard Team

John Fees

John Fees

Co-Founder

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Joe Creney

Joe Creney

Vice President of Partnership Development

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Lisa Beggs

Lisa Danforth

Vice President of Finance and Accounting

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Steve Fucci

Steve Fucci

Vice President of Campus Development

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Chanda Graham

Chanda Graham

Vice President of Partnership Marketing

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Chris Bailly

Chris Bailly

Director of Technology

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Wimer Alberto

Wimer Alberto

Director of Campus Partnerships

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Susan LeVangie

Susan LeVangie

Campus Development Director

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Kaylyn Manning

Kaylyn Manning

Campus Development Director

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Becca Presant

Becca Behari

Operations and Quality Assurance Manager

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Adrian Higgins

Adrian Higgins

Software Engineer

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Dylan Boudro

Dylan Boudro

Engineer & Designer

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Stephanie Baker

Stephanie Baker

Member Operations and Content Manager

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Seth Westby

Seth Westby

Assistant Director of Campus Partnerships

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Alexis Nelson

Alexis Nelson

Member Advocate Team Lead

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Nina Shonka

Nina Shonka

Member Advocate and Community Leader

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Nelly Jane Chávez

Nelly Jane Chávez

Director of Customer Experience and Operations

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Our Advisors

Bill Suneson

Bill Suneson

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Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley

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Phil Super

Phil Super

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