Student Loan Genius Benefit Plan Gets Green Light From Tech Giants

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Innovative technology companies Pinterest, Twilio and Spredfast are offering student loan benefit plans to alleviate employee debt and boost productivity.

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Student Loan Genius, leading student loan benefits provider and financial wellness solution, has today announced its student loan benefit is now a part of the benefits packages for Pinterest, Twilio and Spredfast employees.

With 70 percent of today’s graduates entering the workforce burdened with student loan debt, forward-thinking employers are increasingly moving to incorporate student loan repayment assistance into employee benefits offerings in a bid to attract and retain talent and help impact the nation’s $1.3 trillion student loan debt crisis.

“In a competitive environment, organizations have to think outside the box to attract and keep top talent and foster the kind of workplace cultures that drive innovation – especially in the technology sector,” said Tony Aguilar, CEO at Student Loan Genius. “Pinterest, Twilio, Spredfast and our other clients are seriously committed to their employees’ financial wellness. That commitment is helping solve a giant problem in our economy today.”

More than 1,000 employees at Pinterest, and 500 employees of social marketing company Spredfast, recently gained access to the Student Loan Genius’ platform and the technology that’s helped other users cut their monthly payments by an average of 38 percent. Meanwhile, employees of cloud communications startup Twilio have been receiving student loan help for 10 months.

“Social media is the fastest moving industry we’ve ever seen. We need the very best talent to be able to keep up with the pace of innovation, and always looking for new ways to invest in our team is a huge part of that process,” said Carol Howard, SVP of Human Resources at Spredfast. “Offering Student Loan Genius was an easy decision. By removing barriers, like financial stress, we allow our employees to focus on the things that matter, like delivering the very best product to our customers every day.”

For more information about how Pinterest, Twilio and Spredfast are helping employees tackle student loans or information on Student Loan Genius benefits, email pr(at)studentloangenius.com or call Jovan Hackley at 443.955.6826.

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ABOUT STUDENT LOAN GENIUS
Student Loan Genius helps today’s most competitive companies and employees pursue real financial wellness by tackling one their biggest life hurdles, student loans. Inspired by their own personal student loan debt experiences, the team invented America’s first and complete student loan benefit that helps employees reduce debt and create real long-term financial wellness. Learn more at studentloangenius.com.

ABOUT PINTEREST
Pinterest is the world’s catalog of ideas. More than 150 million people use Pinterest every month to get more creative in their everyday lives. With more than 75 billion Pins, Pinterest has ideas for all interests including fashion, beauty, recipes, parenting and much more. Launched in 2010, Pinterest is based in San Francisco, CA and available everywhere at Pinterest.com and on iOS and Android devices.

ABOUT TWILIO
Twilio makes communications easy and powerful. With Twilio's platform, businesses can make communications relevant and contextual by embedding real-time communication and authentication capabilities directly into their software applications. Founded in 2008, Twilio has over 500 employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and other offices in Bogotá, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Mountain View, Munich, New York City, Singapore, and Tallinn.

ABOUT SPREDFAST
Spredfast is transforming the way companies connect with consumers. Spredfast's smart social software enables companies to build lasting relationships with today's digitally-connected consumer. Brand and media companies use the Spredfast Social Software Platform to manage, integrate, and amplify social content across any digital touch point in real time. With global reach, Spredfast customers manage over one billion social connections across 84 countries. More than 650 customers, including all five major broadcast networks and fifty percent of Interbrand's 2015 World's Best Brands, have partnered with Spredfast to create first-class social experiences. For more information, visit http://www.spredfast.com.

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