GradFin Welcomes Mackenzie Carroll to the GradFin Team


Congratulations Mackenzie Carroll on joining GradFin! Kenz is GradFin’s latest hire, and we are very excited to have her with us. To learn a little bit more about Kenz and the ways in which she will be an asset to the company, we sat down for a short Q&A.

Q: Where did you attend school and what did you study?

A: West Chester University of PA, Communications Studies

Q: What were you doing before GradFin?

A: I was working as the Director of Agent Services at KW Philly, the number one real estate brokerage in Philadelphia.

Q: What drew you to GradFin? What is it about this position that excites you?

A: I’m excited to be a part of a company that has a goal to help people get out of student loan debt faster. I was drawn to GradFin for the opportunity to show companies the value in our services and help them help their employees.

Q: What experiences are you bringing to your new role and how can this help a GradFin

A: In my previous position I was the point person for over 480 realtors. I really loved being their go-to person through the licensing process, to getting up to speed on our technology, to closing deals. I enjoyed developing and maintaining the relationship. This will help GradFin clients because I thrive in everchanging, fast paced environments and am passionate about helping people with all things big and small.

Q: Why are you passionate about helping people manage their student loans?

A: I have student loans and am aware first hand how confusing they can be to navigate. Student loan debt is a major stressor in our society. People take out their student loans before they truly understand the gravity of the debt they are accepting. I am passionate about educating people on student loans and letting them know there are multiple avenues out there to pay them back that can save them money and headaches.

Q: What have you learned from your experience so far with GradFin?

A: There is so much to learn about all of the ins and outs of student loans. I have been trying to absorb and retain as much information as I possibly can here. I have learned a lot about the burden on student loans and how many people are affected by it in their day to day. I have also learned about all of the ways people can pay off their debts faster/more efficiently and save money.