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

Lead Engineer

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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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