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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Jeff Hitchens

Jeff Hitchens

Chief Operating Officer

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Lisa Beggs

Lisa Danforth

Vice President of Accounting and Finance

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Steve Fucci

Steve Fucci

Vice President & General Manager

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Chanda Graham

Chanda Graham

Vice President & General Manager

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Chris Bailly

Chris Bailly

Chief Technology Officer

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Derrick Shy

Derrick Shy

Vice President , Campus Development

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Wimer Alberto

Wimer Alberto

Senior 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

Director of Quality Assurance & Digital Services

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Dylan Boudro

Dylan Boudro

Director of Digital Strategy

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Stephanie Baker

Stephanie Baker

Project Manager & QA Coordinator

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Natalie Tarangioli

Natalie Tarangioli

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Alexis Nelson

Alexis Nelson

Membership Specialist

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Jeremy Norris

Jeremy Norris

Applications & Systems Lead

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Lauren Butler

Lauren Butler

Membership Marketing Director

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Albert Tjornehoj

Albert Tjornehoj

Software Engineer

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Nicki Thornhill

Nicki Thornhill

Implementation Manager & Data Specialist

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Shawn Giroux

Shawn Giroux

Software Engineer

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Our Advisors

Bill Suneson

Bill Suneson

Co-Founder and Board Member

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Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley

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Phil Super

Phil Super

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