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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July 9th, 2014

Spotlight on Success: How Leah Improved Her Credit Score by 100 Points in One Year

Spotlight on Success: Leah

Leah’s credit awakening happened at a critical time – while she and her husband were obtaining the mortgage for their first home, a cozy bungalow in Atlanta. Although Leah thought she had a great relationship with credit, she was alarmed to find that she actually didn’t have a score that would qualify her and her new husband for the best possible mortgage rates.

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June 27th, 2014

Win a Credit Karma T-shirt!

We’re having a caption contest! Check out this comic from one of our recent commercials and reply on Facebook with some fun captions!

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June 26th, 2014

Spotlight on Success: How Tommy Paid off $34,000 of Student Loan Debt Years Ahead of Schedule

Spotlight on Success: Tommy

Here at Credit Karma, we love success stories. We’re inspired when we hear from members who took control of their finances and made major improvements to their credit health. Tommy, an intensive care nurse from Canton, Texas, is a Credit Karma community member who paid off his student loans several years ahead of schedule. Read more to find out how!

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June 26th, 2014

Credit Scores Are a Mystery for Many Millennials

Credit Scores Are a Mystery for Many Millennials

A recent study released by the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions found that in comparison to older Americans, 18-34 year-olds are less knowledgeable about credit.

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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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April 10th, 2014

Credit Karma and Heartbleed

On Tuesday, news spread about an internet-wide security vulnerability nicknamed “Heartbleed”. We want to be open with you about how we’re handling this situation and what you can do to protect your information. What is Heartbleed? The Heartbleed bug was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a software library that protects almost two-thirds of all web sites. This bug, […]

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March 13th, 2014

Introducing Credit Karma’s Newest Investors: Google Capital & Tiger Global!

Introducing Credit Karma’s Newest Investors: Google Capital & Tiger Global!

We’re incredibly pleased to announce our latest round of funding, led by Google Capital!

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