Tess Michaels

Tess Michaels

Founder & CEO

Stride Funding

Tess Michaels is the Founder and CEO of Stride Funding, a venture-backed student financing company that offers a more flexible alternative to traditional student loans via income share agreements (ISAs). She is a serial entrepreneur that successfully exited her previous company and has worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and in private equity at Vista Equity Partners. She attended both the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School.