Australian fintech Study Loans signs on three big name heavyweights

Australian fintech Study Loans signs on three big name heavyweights

Student loan provider Study Loans bolsters its advisory stocks by adding Ryan Meyer, Jim Cock and Marcus Oakley to its advisory panel.

Australia’s first dedicated provider of student loans has recently signed on three big-name corporates to their Advisory Panel.

Ryan Meyer, the APAC boss for global education startup General Assembly is one of the three advisors to back the student loan provider, which went live after raising $2 million from investors early September.

Now Sydney-based, the native Californian looks after Asia-­Pacific operations for private coding, data science and business school.

Prior to General Assembly, Meyer founded AlumniFunder, a crowdfunding platform for student and alumni entrepreneurs within research university communities. He also co-founded Minds-in-Motion, a brain-training company for children that impacts 65,000 students across the United States daily. And, earlier in his career, spent nearly a decade as the Director of Sales at Dai Nippon Printing, a Global Fortune 500 company.

“Having Ryan on board is a game changer for us. With over a decade of experience in education and business, Ryan brings with him a wealth of knowledge that’s invaluable to our business,” says Study Loans CEO and Co-Founder Brett Shanley.

Other heavyweights to join the panel include Jim Cock, who has spent nearly a decade in Senior Executive positions leading companies like GE Capital, Wingate and Money Place. Cock is also a lecturer at Melbourne’s Swinburne University and has a strong knowledge and background within education in Australia.

Marcus Oakley is the third founder and a Director of Advisory Services at Connected Analytics. He has over 17 years across various risk disciplines and in varied portfolio and business roles.

“Funding for education is such an important and topical issue in Australia at the present time. Having the experience and knowledge that Jim and Marcus both bring to our business is really valuable right now.

Our aim is to help people start a career, learn a new skill or continue to advance their career through upskilling and we’re in the best possible position to do this with Ryan, Jim and Marcus on our Advisory Panel,” CEO and Co-Founder Brett Shanley.