About us

Meet Meadow

Paying for education is complicated—but it doesn’t have to be. Meadow exists to clarify and simplify the financial experience for students, improving enrollment, retention, and payment outcomes for institutions. The mission is simple: empower students financially and promote economic mobility through higher education.

Our story

Meadow’s co-founders understand the difficulties of paying for college on a personal level. Their nightmarish experiences as students led to confusion, frustration, and disappointment.

While it was obvious that financial barriers were the primary reason students didn’t earn their degree, they realized that challenges went beyond cost alone. One thing became clear: the finances of higher education are as complicated as they are expensive, and this complexity is posing an equal barriers to access for students.

Meadow’s co-founders teamed up with experts in financial aid, technology, and design to build a consumer-friendly platform that makes the student financial experience as easy as it should be.

Leadership

Alfredo Brillembourg

Alfredo drives growth and sets overall direction across all facets of Meadow’s operations. Before founding Meadow, Alfredo worked in finance at Bowery Capital, Goldman Sachs and New Enterprise Associates. He then joined the founding team at Coursedog (backed by YC, Coatue Ventures and First Round Capital), which exposed him to the opportunities for modern software and entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Alfredo holds a BA in economics and business administration from Columbia University.

Gareth Dismore

Gareth sets the technical and strategic direction for Meadow’s product line. Gareth has been an accomplished entrepreneur from the start of his career when he founded an e-commerce software platform, SearchSpring, that was later acquired by Scaleworks. Prior to joining Meadow, he served as Product Director at Klarna where he led the multi-billion dollar acquisition of PriceRunner and was introduced to the potential for flexible and convenient digital payment experiences.

Pietro Rea

With 15+ years of engineering experience, Pietro leads and oversees all of the technology underlying Meadow’s platform. Pietro started his career as senior software engineer at Amazon. He then founded his own engineering consultancy where he worked on dozens of  projects for companies like Capital One Bank and published original research on mobile engineering. Prior to founding Meadow, Pietro was lead software engineer at Upside Business Travel which raised over $50M in venture funding. He holds a BA in economics and applications of computing from Princeton University.

Just Kraprayoon

Just leads Meadow’s product operations, from research and development to design and engineering. Prior to founding Meadow, Just worked as a product manager for some of the leading financial technology companies in Asia, including 2C2P (acquired by Ant Group) and Line.  Just holds a BA in computer science and philosophy from Columbia University where he also ran a college counseling service for international students from his dorm room.

Advisors

Brenda Hicks

Director of Financial Aid at Southwestern College and former head of the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

Sarah Everitt

Director of Financial Aid Operations at Gonzaga University and president of the Western Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA).

Timothy Maggio

Community Manager for the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), formerly Financial Aid at American University

Christy Miller

Executive Director of Financial Aid at Wayland Baptist University with 15+ years of experience in Financial Aid at Notre Dame and Texas Tech.

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