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Kelly Peeler    

Founder & CEO of NextGenVest

Kelly is the Founder & CEO of, the financial partner for Gen Z. Each year 1 million+ students overpay for college due to complex financial aid forms. NextGenVest uses deep learning to scale personalized and on-demand help over SMS.

Kelly has always been passionate about empowering young people to live their fullest lives. As an undergraduate at Harvard she started the International Women in Business Summit and Business Across Borders, to help Iraqi University students rebuild their own economy by starting their own companies. After graduating from Harvard where she studied the History of Financial Crises, she worked in JPMorgan's Investment Bank covering financial institutions and also as a financial advisor.

She was selected as one of the eight Kauffman Foundation Global Scholars, accepted as one of 30 up and coming women in Women In America, named by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and a named a White House #StartTheSpark Ambassador. In 2017, she was named by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative Business Leaders.

Her TED Talk entitled "How to Change the World as a Millennial - Don't be Stupid With Your Money" is below. She has written for the Forbes, CNN Money, Business Insider, and the Huffington Post on Student Loan trends.


NextGenVest CEO Kelly Peeler on success - Business Insider

Kelly Peeler, 29, has had a knack for building and growing a business that started long before her Ivy League days. As an 11-year-old growing up in New Jersey ...

Check out Kelly Peeler, one of Fast Company's Most Creative ...

The Epiphany: After working as an investment banker at JPMorgan Chase, Kelly Peeler saw that financial institutions often profit from delinquent college-money ...

Most Creative People in Business 2017 | Fast Company

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