Our team

Once upon a time there were three students named Dani, Deirdre, and Will who took out a combined total of $270,000 in loans to pursue their degrees.

Hang on - let’s make that $380,379 with interest.

The story goes on


They each had multiple logins and portals to manage their loans, struggled to find simple information like their interest rates online, and would be placed on hold for eons to have a few questions answered. Needless to say, they saw an opportunity to shake things up.


While at Stanford they spoke with hundreds of students, parents, and grandparents who all felt the enormous pressure of student loans. Whether a single mom at Home Depot who took out loans to support her daughter’s education, or a computer scientist bound for Facebook, they said: “I have no idea how to manage my loans, and I wake up in a sweat thinking about them.”


They turned to businesses. CEOs and product teams would explain:

I want to drive value.

Like everyone else, I want to attract Millennial users. I want to create a differentiated product experience that delights customers.


The team agreed the best way to achieve their mission of lifting a generation out of student debt was to harness the support of the entire developer community. With Rightfoot streamlining the archaic student debt repayment process across loan servicers, developers could add a few simple lines of code and drive value for millions of Americans. And so, Rightfoot was born.

Our mission

Is to lift a generation out of student debt and create a clear path to
financial freedom.
Are you in?

Deirdre Clute

Co-Founder & COO

Danielle Pensack

Co-Founder & COO

Will Schmitt

Director of Engineering