Tony Aguilar

Tony Aguilar was a first-generation college student who graduated with $100K plus in student loans. Aguilar went on to become a financial adviser, where he counseled others who were struggling with student debt. Convinced that there had to be a better way to cope with debt payments, he co-founded Student Loan Genius. The two-year-old Austin startup lets companies create matching programs that help their employees pay off their student loans faster. The company’s service allows employers to contribute to paying off an employee’s student loan, as well as providing automatic payment plans and helping employees with repayment strategies.