January 31st, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Greg

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Hello! Ready to meet another member of the Credit Karma team? Just as a reminder, last week we introduced you to Cathy, one of our analysts.

Today, meet Greg! Two fun facts about Greg: he is (or was) in an a cappella group and he has a greatly reduced capability to smell things. Interesting, right?!

Want to learn more about the mysterious man behind the giant Credit Karma banners we have sitting in our office? Read on!

The Interview

What’s your title at Credit Karma?
Director of Marketing, Analytics and Communications

Describe in 25 words or less what you do.
The communications and marketing team helps build Credit Karma by spreading the word about how great Credit Karma is and getting members to stay through excellent member support. Analytics is dedicated to optimizing all aspects of Credit Karma: product, marketing and user experience.

How long have you worked at CK?
I’ve been around since the beginning, but I started working full time for Credit Karma in May 2011.

What’s your favorite thing about working at CK?
The energy! I’ve worked in several places over the years, and in my experience it’s very rare to find a place like this where everyone can get excited about making a difference and Credit Karma a better company.

What’s your favorite snack in the CK kitchen?
I like the BCAA Boost I bring in, as well as the greek yogurt.

What is something your coworkers probably don’t know about you?
My undergraduate degree took 7 years and I graduated with 204 credits (for a 122 credit degree).

What was your worst subject in elementary school?
Hand writing – I still write like a 4th grader (funny story, my dad found some old assignments from elementary school and I really DO still write like I did in 4th grade, and it wasn’t very good then).

What’s a secret (or not-so-secret) talent you have?
I am a reasonably capable swing dancer (lindy hop, anyone?)

If you could pick any superhero power, what would it be and why?
Life is too short – I’d pick immortality (not highlander style immortality though, I want there to be many).

What’s your best credit/money tip?
“Stuff” doesn’t make you happy, people do. A $3 bottle of wine and a $20 board game can provide as much entertainment as $300 spent on show tickets and a fancy dinner if you have the right company. So if you feel like something is missing in your life, try to make some friends instead of buying the latest gadget.

Want to meet more members of the Credit Karma team?

Meet Ezra, Jonathan, and Cathy!

Stay tuned as we continue to reveal the nerds behind Credit Karma!

Unable to look at Greg’s picture for too long because it looks like he’s staring into your soul,

Jenna, Credit Karma Contributor

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14 Comments

  1. How do I unsubscribe from Credit Karma? It takes months for information to post. I’ve paid off my credit card bills 2 months ago and it still shows that I owe money. This is ridiculous.

    M Perkins at 5:10 pm on January 31, 2013
  2. Jenna

    Please send an email to support@creditkarma.com and a member support representative will send you further instructions to cancel your account. Also, please keep in mind that we get all of our information straight from TransUnion.

    Jenna at 12:08 pm on February 1, 2013
  3. THIS MORNING, SUNDAY 2/3/12 I WAS CHECKING MY CREDIT SCORE OF 570 I WAS SENT TO APPY FOR CREDIT BARCLAYS BANK (DALLAS COWBOYS) AND I READ SOME OF REVIEWS OTHERS HAD CREDIT SCORE LIKE MIND AND THEY WERE APPROVE.I NEED HELP HOW TO IMPROVE MY CREDIT.

    BEVERLY WILLIAMS at 6:47 am on February 3, 2013
  4. I have credit card w/ balance of $1,00.00 not showing up on my accounts tab, it has not shown up for over 3 months,although it shows up on my credit report card..
    Also, credit inquiry over 25 months still showing up, supposed to be gone after 24 months.

    s. savage at 11:07 am on February 5, 2013
  5. Jenna

    We get all of our information straight from TransUnion, but you can email support@creditkarma.com for more information.

    Jenna at 11:58 am on February 5, 2013
  6. You clearly do NOT get your info “straight from” TransUnion. You have been in error about my credit availability for months.

    LJ at 5:14 am on February 6, 2013
  7. Jenna

    Please send an email to support@creditkarma.com and we’d be happy to investigate further.

    Jenna at 12:24 pm on February 6, 2013

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