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 strengthen economic mobility through higher education.
The idea for Meadow came to our co-founders after a nightmarish higher education financial experience led to confusion, frustration and disappointment.
We knew that financial barriers were the #1 reason students didn’t earn a degree, but we learned that the challenge went beyond cost alone. One thing was clear: the finances of higher education are as complicated as they are expensive, and complexity poses an equal barrier to access for students.
We teamed up with experts in higher education, tech, and design to make the financial experience of students and institutions as easy as it should be.
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, and First Round), which exposed him to the opportunities for modern software in Higher Education. Alfredo holds a BA in economics and business administration from Columbia University.
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.
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 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.
Amy (Yamner) Jenkins
Amy leads sales, success, marketing and operations for Meadow. She has spent most of her career in education, focused on opening up opportunity and access for students. Most recently, Amy was the Head of Schools and Businesses for Outschool during a time of tremendous growth. Prior to that, Amy was the COO of Education Elements, an investor with NewSchools Venture Fund, a consultant, a middle school teacher, and afterschool program provider. Amy has an AB from Dartmouth College and MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in California with two daughters who inspire her to make the world a better place.
Director of Financial Aid at Southwestern College and former head of the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).
Director of Financial Aid Operations at Gonzaga University and president of the Western Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA).
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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At Meadow we are passionate about having an impact. We're a team of parents, recent grads, and second-time founders who have worked at Amazon, Amex, Coursedog, Klarna, and Outschool. Together we have a unique ability to transform the higher education financial experience.
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