August 7th, 2014

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Sean

 

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Sean

Hey folks! It’s time for another edition of Nerds Behind Credit Karma. Last month, we introduced you to Pedro, one of our amazing Senior Products Managers. Today, you get to meet Sean, one of our awesome Data Analysts.

Sean likes to go on adventures by the water: tubing, boat parties, floating down the river, and kayaking, just to name a few. He actually went kayaking recently at Alki Beach in Seattle. Just keep swimming, Sean, just keep swimming.

The Interview

What’s your title at Credit Karma?
Business Development Data Analyst

Describe in 25 words or less what you do.
I use data to understand the customer and ensure we only show them offers they actually care about.

How long have you worked at CK?
3 Months

What’s your favorite thing about working at CK?
As an analyst from a big bank, I’m used to waiting 2 years before knowing if a good decision was made. At Credit Karma, we have those same answers in 2 days; that blows my mind!

What’s your favorite snack in the CK kitchen?
Blueberry Pecan KIND Bars

What is something your coworkers probably don’t know about you?
I didn’t learn to read until I was in the 4th grade.

What was your worst subject in elementary school?
English/Reading

What’s a secret (or not-so-secret) talent you have?
I picked up swing dancing in Dallas last year.

If you could pick any superhero power, what would it be and why?
Teleportation, because I could live anywhere/do anything.

What’s your best credit/money tip?
Don’t buy GAP insurance at a car dealership since dealers normally sell GAP insurance at 3x its actual price. It’s better to call up your car insurance company because they’ll offer you a much better price.

Want to meet more members of the Credit Karma team?

Meet Ezra, Jonathan, Cathy, Greg, Danielle, Jason, Andrew, Ian, Juan, Igor, Alex, Henry, Hok, Helen, Dan, Keith, Chris, Elaine, Rob, Ishan, Travis, Riley, Chelsea, Musab and Pedro!

Interested in joining our team? Check out all of our open positions!

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

-Nazhat, Credit Karma Contributor

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July 15th, 2014

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Pedro

Another month has passed, so it's time to introduce you to another member of the Credit Karma team. Today, we're excited to introduce you to Pedro, one of our amazing Senior Product Managers. Pedro loves traveling and has been to a whopping 37 countries so far. He's also a black belt in taekwondo, but, in his own words, is "pretty chill and completely non violent." Read on for more fun facts about Pedro!

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June 12th, 2014

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Musab

Hey there! Ready to meet another member of the Credit Karma team? Last time, we introduced you to Chelsea, our amazing Office Coordinator. Today, meet Musab, one of our awesome IT Support Engineers. Musab is looking forward to this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He sounds pretty sure that Spain is going home the cup. Maybe we need to start a bet! Want to learn more about Musab? Read on!

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May 16th, 2014

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Chelsea

Our team has been growing rapidly over the past year, and Chelsea has definitely been instrumental in ensuring our team remains happy and comfortable. She loves pizza and movies and has used that love to organize many wonderful movie nights here at the CK office. Want to learn more about Chelsea? Read on!

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April 25th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Riley

Hey everyone, it's that exciting time of the month where we get to introduce you to another valuable member of the Credit Karma team! This month, we're introducing you to Riley, one of our skilled software engineers!

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March 13th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Travis

Hey there! Ready to meet another member of the Credit Karma team? Last month, we told you a little bit about Ishan, one of our talented software engineers. Today, meet Travis, who isn't just a skilled engineer-- he also used to play tennis and chess competitively and won a few regional tournaments in his younger days! Even more importantly (to the team), he plays a mean Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. Keep reading to learn more about Travis!

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March 8th, 2014

Infographic: Get to Know the Credit Karma Team!

Hey everyone! For this week’s infographic, we're giving you an inside look at the Credit Karma team's list of favorite ice cream flavors, favorite site features, spending preferences, and more. Check it out!

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February 13th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Ishan

Hey, everyone! We hope you've been having as much fun meeting the Credit Karma team as we've been having introducing them to you! Today, you'll be learning more about Ishan, one of our awesome software engineers! Ishan spent a period of his life in Wisconsin, so "it's always summer for [him] in SF." He also writes with more exclamation points than anyone I know, averaging 1.6 per sentence in his introduction email to the team. Either that, or he was just really excited to join the team. Either way, hurray for exclamation points! Learn more about Ishan below!

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January 9th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Rob

Hey, everyone! Read to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team? This is Rob, another one of our talented infrastructure engineers! Rob is way too humble to admit this, but he has the nicest handwriting in the world. While most of our meeting notes look like scribbles, his look like they were typed up by a computer! It's very impressive. Scroll down to learn more about Rob!

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October 10th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Keith

Hey there! Are you excited to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team? Well, you should be! This is Keith, one of our excellent software engineers. A little about Keith: he broke his arm three times in two years and is pretty much always wearing black so he doesn't have to worry about color coordinating/matching his clothes. He also used to edit technical books, but we're very glad he decided to join our team instead. Learn more about Keith below!

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