Stacie Whisonant has over 10 years of experience in retail, commercial and mortgage banking and specialty structured financing, working at HSBC and Stone Street Capital. She paid her own tuition for her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Longwood University by serving in the U.S. Army and is now a military veteran, having served over eight years. Stacie is an innovative African-American entrepreneur and a driven leader who enjoys building her start-up, playing UNO, and laughing with her friends and family.

Venture: PYT Funds, Inc. (“Pay Your Tuition”) is the only currently available debt reduction company for private student loans. It combines crowd-funding, philanthropy, and data science with traditional student loan funding to help students tackle the growing college loan funding gap. Through its proprietary online platform, PYT identifies and qualifies high-achieving students from moderate to low-income families and underserved communities.