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Company Overview of Hack Reactor LLC

Company Overview

Hack Reactor LLC provides software engineering training program. Its immersive program trains students over 12 weeks in a curriculum focused on computer science fundamentals and JavaScript. Hack Reactor LLC was formerly known as Catalyst. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

944 Market Street

8th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94102

United States

Founded in 2012



Key Executives for Hack Reactor LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Director of Employee Services, Finance & Extraordinary Projects
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer of Hack Reactor Core
Chief Executive Officer of iOS Education Arm
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Hack Reactor LLC Key Developments

Hack Reactor Announces Management Appointments

Hack Reactor announced acquisition of Mobile Makers Academy, with campuses in Chicago and San Francisco. Hack Reactor Dean Caroline Esmurdoc has been appointed CEO of Hack Reactor, the company’s original school in San Francisco, replacing Anthony Phillips. Two of Hack Reactor’s key executives, Pamela Greenberg and Jocelyn Robancho, round out Esmurdoc’s leadership team. Phillips is now CEO of Hack Reactor Core, and his executive team members have concluded their transition out of the operations of Hack Reactor and have assumed their new roles at the umbrella organization. The company has appointed Mobile Makers Academy Director of Education Jessi Chartier as CEO of the new iOS education arm. Chartier will be supported by Cofounder Don Bora. They will lead Mobile Makers Academy’s operations in Chicago and San Francisco and drive expansion efforts around mobile education.

Hack Reactor Appoints Roger Piskulick as Chief Operating Officer

The Hack Reactor announced the hiring of Roger Piskulick to the role of chief operating officer. He brings two decades of experience in financial leadership, largely in the education sector. Piskulick will provide key management in charting Hack Reactor's growth, allowing the company to increase its quality and reach. Piskulick has held executive-level financial roles in several sectors, with extensive experience in education technology, most notably at Blackboard where he served as vice president of finance and operations. As COO of Hack Reactor, Piskulick will oversee the high level financial and management structure of the organization as it expands to include more schools and initiatives.

Hack Reactor Partners with Pave and Affirm to Provide Affordable Financing to Students

The Hack Reactor announced they have partnered with Pave and Affirm to now offer financing for Hack Reactor's onsite and remote students in the United States. Students will be able to use the loans to cover the cost of tuition and other cost-of-living expenses. Pave offers students 24 and 36 month payment options, with interest rates from 7% to 15% APR. They can cover up to $25,000 for tuition and moving expenses and currently require a minimum FICO credit score of 660. Led by PayPal Co-founder Max Levchin, Affirm approves students based on thousands of data points in addition to credit score, allowing them to approve more students for financing than would be approved by traditional lenders. They can offer students 12, 15 and 18 month payment options, with interest rates from 6% to 20% APR. They can cover up to $17,780, the full tuition cost of Hack Reactor, depending on creditworthiness.

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