Meritize CEO Chris Keaveney [Photo: Meritize]
Meritize CEO Chris Keaveney, in a previous stint as a student loan credit officer, saw that "educational finance was really not student lending—it was family lending. And the loans were really made to prime and super-prime co-signers."
Meritize provides an alternative to the traditional way of securing an educational loan, he says. The platform looks at a person's "potential to succeed," providing options that can help get workers trained and placed in a variety of industries.