Tony Aguilar is founder and former CEO of Austin-based Student Loan Genius, Austin-based inventor of the first complete student loan employer benefits solution.
As a first generation high school graduate who grew up in a small West-Texas town, Tony knew he’d have to finance every penny of his out-of-state college tuition. But, what he didn’t know when he walked into the financial aid office to sign his name on the dotted line was that we he would carry more than $100,000 in student loan debt off the graduation stage.
This eye-opening, but all-too-common situation led Tony into a decade-long career in financial services, where he worked as a financial advisor, founding both Amiti Advising, a millennial-focused financial planning company, Campus Slice, a tuition crowdfunding platform, and Student Loan Genius, the first student loan benefit.
Featured in the Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Money Magazine, and on CNN, Tony’s commitment to helping young professionals get ahead and live a life free from debt is the common thread in all of his work. President Obama invited him to the White House to share his story and the impact he is making with Student Loan Genius. He also serves as a member on the Forbes Financial Council.
Currently, Mr. Aguilar is working on a new AI fintech startup using AI that will drastically improve the financial lives of underbanked Americans.