About Us

Meet the team behind the award-winning financial literacy platform, iGrad.

Our Story

In 2009, a group of financial aid professionals decided to tackle the alarming lack of financial capability among college students. Our sole mission is to empower this population to effectively manage their money, limit and repay their debts, and begin successful careers.

Today, iGrad serves over 1.2 million students across 500 schools and organizations around the country. Our award-winning platform equips students with the tools needed to succeed in the real world of personal finance.

Featured Partner Praise

Students have been asking for something like this for a number of years... best benefit is in finally being able to offer them a place to begin or to advance their personal finance skills.
iGrad Testimonial - Harvard Law School

Denise Ryan, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services for Program Development and External Relations

Harvard School of Law


About iGrad

We're crazy about financial literacy. Learn how we're creating a financially capable future.

Our Mission

To empower students, alumni, staff, parents and families to make effective personal finance, student loan, and career decisions throughout their lives.

Our Focus

Our entire company is 100% focused on improving financial capability. We are not a subsidiary of a larger company or an organization trying to reinvent ourselves.

Our Belief

We believe financial literacy efforts need three qualities to be effective: 1) Continuous and ongoing, 2) Interactive and engaging, 3) Relevant to each individual.

Our Passion

We're crazy passionate about being a national financial literacy leader, working every day to build a product that enriches the lives of our users.

Our Values

We value individuals and interactions. Our platform serves a vibrant community engaged on a social level and educated in a highly personalized way.

Our Service

We aim to exceed all expectations in every partnership, while providing customized, personalized, and reportable solutions to our partners' unique challenges.

Meet The Team

Meet just some of the people who make financial literacy happen at iGrad.

  • As founder and CEO, Rob leads the team’s overall business strategy and is integrally involved with each department. Outside the office, he likes to pretend he has free time and enjoys traveling to places off the beaten path with his wife Leah and son Landon.

Rob LaBreche

President and CEO / Founder

  • Kris is our Executive Vice President. Outside the office Kris enjoys cheering on the Baltimore Ravens and Maryland Terrapins, and giving regular financial literacy lessons to his wife Shanley and daughter Averie.

Kris Alban

Executive Vice President

  • Dean leads our Technology Team, turning our vision into high quality technology-based products and services for our clients. Outside the office, Dean can be found fixing the dirt bike that he crashed the last time he rode it.

Dean Harris

Chief Technology Officer

  • Dan leads the Product Team, building our suite of personal finance, student loan, and career web products. Outside the office, Dan can be found stumping for Tom Brady's greatness or playing awkward Bright Eyes records.

Dan Goniprow

VP, Product

  • Kevin coordinates interdepartmental communication and workflow, while overseeing our back end operational units. Outside the office, Kevin can be found binging on Netflix and lamenting the latest Buffalo sports disappointment.

Kevin Soehner

VP, Operations

  • Donna leads the Sales Team, making sure we offer what our partners want, need and will use to become financially well. Outside the office, Donna loves life and enjoys laughing as often as possible - especially at herself.

Donna Miller

VP, Business Development

  • Todd works to expand our amazing client base, devoted to improving financial wellness through our financial literacy products. Outside the office, Todd enjoys spoiling a good walk on the nearest golf course.

Todd Woodlee

VP, Client Development & Research

  • Anna manages the Content Team in developing engaging articles, modules, videos, infographics, and more. Outside the office, she can be found gluing things together in the name of art, keeping penpals, and befriending all dogs.

Anna Stoefen

Director of Content

  • Chris is our lead developer, focusing on building an exceptional user experience and bringing new features to life. Outside the office, you might find him writing music or enjoying the outdoors.

Christopher Belknap

Senior Software Engineer

  • Alyssa directs the Video Department, giving our users a creative way to learn and interact with finance topics. Outside the office, Alyssa can often be found on an "off-the-grid" adventure.

Alyssa Lucca

Director of Media & Video

  • Jennifer oversees inside marketing, while working hand in hand with our Content and Client Success Teams. Outside the office, Jen can be found spending romantic evenings with her husband, when not chasing around their two toddlers.

Jennifer Kelly

Director of Business Development

  • Jim leads our client success efforts, empowering clients to achieve their financial literacy goals and objectives by promoting engagement. Outside the office, Jim's a top notch baseball umpire mitigating moans and objections.

Jim Tosches

Client Success Manager

  • Edgar leads our marketing efforts. With the help of his awesome team, he is able to execute provocative financial wellness campaigns. Outside the office, Edgar enjoys long walks on the beach and the occasional gondola ride.

Edgar Rodriguez

Marketing Manager

  • Heather oversees the successful implementation of our web-based products and graphic design projects. Outside the office, Heather can be found doing outdoorsy things, eating delicious food, and traveling the world.

Heather Hopkins

Digital Project Manager

Meet Our Financial Literacy Experts

Meet some of iGrad's brightest minds in financial literacy.

  • Sharon is a best-selling author, founder of Pay Your Family First, international speaker, CPA, and CGMA. In addition to her international blockbuster "Rich Dad Poor Dad," she has written "Think and Grow Rich for Women."

Sharon Lechter

Best Selling Author & CEO of Pay Your Family First

  • Terry is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance. She writes a syndicated personal finance column on the Huffington Post and has authored four best-selling books including, "The Savage Truth on Money."

Terry Savage

Nationally Syndicated Financial Columnist

  • Reyna Gobel, M.B.A. and M.J., is an author, and a professional speaker whose writing appears regularly in national magazines and the web home of her future video game: collegesavingsanxietycrusher.org

Reyna Gobel

Personal Finance Writer

  • Heather is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert specializing in student loan law. She has provided award-winning student loan education and consultation for universities, associations and professional advisors.

Heather Jarvis

Student Loan Expert

  • Angela is a Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator and co-author of the award winning Your Financial Mastery personal finance college curriculum. She is also a featured contributor in Think and Grow Rich for Women.

Angela Totman

Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator

  • A licensed investment advisor for over ten years, Ornella Grosz is the author of "Moneylicious: A Financial Clue for Generation Y," an easy-to-understand guide about money and personal finance for young people.

Ornella Grosz

Investment Advisor & Certified Financial Educator

Awards

We’re good at what we do and we have the hardware to show you.

iGrad - Best Product of 2012-2014 - University Business Magazine
  • The University Business Readers' Choice Top Products annual awards program alerts college and university leaders from across the country about the products their peers are using to operate their institutions more efficiently and enhance students' experiences.

Best Product of 2012-2014

University Business Magazine

iGrad - Education Program of the Year - Institute of Financial Literacy
  • Established in 2007, the mission of the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards is to promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by acknowledging the accomplishments of those that advance financial literacy education.

Education Program of the Year

Institute of Financial Literacy

iGrad - Outstanding Consumer Info
  • The annual award is given to a company or agency that displays scope, timeliness and scholarship in its approach to financial literacy, and provides information useful to those working in the field of financial counseling and planning.

Outstanding Consumer Info

AFCPE Award

Latest Press Releases

Check out the latest iGrad news.

COLLEGE PARK, MD. - Financial literacy leader iGrad announces a new partnership with Maryland’s largest university. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland will encourage students to develop critical financial skills through engagement with iGrad’s...

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The learning modules are core to the program and support student learning with a broad range of highly relevant financial topics such as financial health, smart spending, credit cards and student loans. In addition to the modules, the award-winning...

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Baylor’s Student Financial Foundations program offers workshops about budgets, scholarships, applying for jobs to help students afford school, and a seminar for seniors to begin discussing loan payment options after graduation. iGrad’s learning platform w

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The iGrad online financial literacy platform is an interactive experience that employs adaptive learning technology to help students sharpen their knowledge about paying off (student) loans, affording a home, paying credit card bills, investing, budgeting

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