July 15th, 2014

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Pedro

 

Pedro

Hi everyone! Another month has passed, so it’s time to introduce you to another member of the Credit Karma team. We hope you had fun meeting Musab last month! 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.” Scroll down for more fun facts about Pedro!

The Interview

What’s your title at Credit Karma?
Senior Product Manager

Describe in 25 words or less what you do.
Get an in-depth understanding of CK members and deliver great user experiences to address their needs.

How long have you worked at CK?
2.5 months.

What’s your favorite thing about working at CK?
I would say my coworkers (they’re super open-minded and collaborative), the fast work pace, and how we’re all empowered to make things happen.

What’s your favorite snack in the CK kitchen?
“Rip van waffles” – cocoa filled.

What is something your coworkers probably don’t know about you?
Apparently I have reduced sensitivity to caffeine – it’s in my genes. You’ll see me carrying a cup of coffee everywhere I go at any time of day.

What was your worst subject in elementary school?
Music. I love music, but I never was good at playing instruments; I’m even worse at singing.

What’s a secret (or not-so-secret) talent you have?
I can hold my breath for more than 3 minutes. My record was 4m30s when I practiced freediving and yoga.

If you could pick any superhero power, what would it be and why?
I love to travel, so flying would be my superhero power of choice. Wouldn’t it be great to go on vacation to a different exotic location around the world every weekend??

What’s your best credit/money tip?
Maximize your credit card rewards.

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, and Musab!

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

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

3 minutes?! I can barely hold my breath for 30 seconds!

-Jenna, Credit Karma Contributor

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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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May 9th, 2014

Infographic: The Best Money Advice from Mom

The Credit Karma team is full of some pretty smart people. But as much as we'd like to take credit (no pun intended) for our financial proficiency, many of us really have our moms to thank. Today's infographic is a tribute to moms everywhere. Happy Mother's Day!

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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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December 19th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Elaine

Hi there! We hope you've been enjoying meeting awesome members of the Credit Karma team each month on the blog... because it's that time again! This is Elaine, our amazing Talent Acquisition Coordinator! Elaine loves collecting snow globes from her travels and claims she can't do the Elaine dance from Seinfeld, but we're hoping that one day she'll surprise us all. Keep reading to learn more about Elaine!

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January 24th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Cathy

Hello! It's that fun time of the week where we introduce you to a member of the Credit Karma team. Last week, we introduced you to Jonathan, our product manager. This week, we decided to interview Cathy, one of our analysts. Cathy's our resident food/restaurant connoisseur, although strangely enough, when asked what sense she'd give up if she had to, she replied, "taste." Shrug. She's a self-professed nerd, so she probably knows what she's talking about. Want to learn more about Cathy? Read on!

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