Finance and Foosball

An Illinois graduate worked with a friend to build an online-lending company that has since been acquired by a major player

Most people say to keep your work life and personal life separate—well, I decided to disregard convention when I left a job with GE Commercial Finance to come work for my good friend Albert. I've known Albert for quite some time—we attended college together, both pursued finance degrees, and even interned at Deutsche Bank (DB) together the summer before senior year. So when he asked me to join him and his brother in their new online venture a couple of years ago, I jumped at the chance of mixing business with friendship. So far, that decision has happily paid off.

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