Meet Our Team

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Adrian A. Nazari

Founder, President and CEO

Adrian is a pioneer in liabilities management. Prior to Credit Sesame, he was the founder and CEO of Financial Crossing and Financial Circuit, where he developed liability management solutions for financial institutions. Before starting his own companies, he served as the vice president of marketing and business development at Savvion where he helped the company become a leader in global enterprise CRM within the financial services sector. Adrian holds numerous U.S. patents, a BSEE, and a master’s in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan fellow.

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Sean Donn

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Vice President of Engineering

Sean is a 17-year veteran in IT and software engineering, with expertise in large distributed systems and Internet/web technology. Prior to joining Credit Sesame, Sean was CTO of Financial Crossing, a leading provider of point of sale credit solutions. At Charles Schwab, he led the implementation of one of the world’s largest retail cost basis accounting engines, tracking over $1 trillion in assets. Sean has also consulted at Fortune 500 firms on both the East and West coasts, with a focus on Java and other web technologies. Sean studied computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Olivier Lemaignen

Chief Marketing Officer

Olivier brings 20 years of online and offline marketing experience to Credit Sesame, having managed and lead every aspect of the marketing function, from brand positioning and creative development, to acquisition and retention programs, across channels spanning from TV advertising to search marketing, website optimization, social, PR, and CRM. Prior to Credit Sesame, Olivier worked at leading brands such as Intuit, Invisalign and LegalZoom. Back in the early 90s, he started his direct marketing career at advertising agencies in Chicago where he consulted on acquisition and retention strategies with clients such as Sprint, NordicTrack, Midas, and Progressive Insurance. He holds a MBA from the University of Notre Dame, a Master’s Degree in Business Management from EDHEC Business School (Lille, France) and a BA in International Economics from the Université de la Sorbonne (Paris, France).

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Tony Wahl

Mortgage Expert and Director of Operations

A self-professed mortgage geek, Tony has more than 20 years of experience in the banking, personal finance and mortgage industries. Prior to joining Credit Sesame, Tony worked at JP Mortgage Chase, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), and Washington Mutual (now Chase), where he was responsible for developing, managing and optimizing large mortgage operations and underwriting teams.

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Kenneth J. Singleton

Lead Scientist

Ken and his team help Credit Sesame with the development of its analytical tools, forecasting methodologies and predictive models. Previously, Ken served as the lead scientist for Financial Crossings, a provider of credit solutions for financial institutions. Ken teaches finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and was a vice president at Goldman Sachs & Co’s Fixed Income division. Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Reed College and a master’s and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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Jesse Levey

Head of Product

Jesse is a product innovator and growth expert with over 12 years experience in technology and financial services, at start-ups and mature companies. He has had a passion for consumer finance since the age of 5 when he tried to convince his parents of the value of home ownership. Prior to joining Credit Sesame, Jesse was a Senior Director at Quinstreet working on their consumer finance products and launching 3 new products in 3 years. Prior to that Jesse worked at the Boston Consulting Group focusing on financial services and technology companies. Jesse started his career as an entrepreneur having founded United Leaders, a college based non-profit that he ran for 4 years. Jesse holds an MBA from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with honors and a BA from Tufts University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Joseph Mognon

Joseph Mognon

Head of Business Development

Joseph leads our Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. Personal finance and savings has been a passion of his since he started saving spare change in an old wine jug. He first experienced the power of credit at age 14 when he was able to convince a store manager to let him buy a stereo on the store’s credit card without his mom as a co-signer. (He paid off the loan within a year.) Previous to Credit Sesame, he held various leadership roles in Business Development, Product, Strategy, and Consulting at Visa, MasterCard, Wells Fargo, E*TRADE, and several start-ups. Joseph graduated with honors from U.C. Davis with a B.A. in International Relations and Business and has completed executive management courses from Stanford, Berkeley, and NYU.