Addressing the Student Loan Debt Crisis to Empower Financial Freedom

Episode 139

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Jeff Bond

As the CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner of People First Elevation Team, Jeff leads media strategies for global clients, enhancing content marketing, companywide meeting experiences, conferences, and cross-cultural training. With over 20 years of experience in media, technology, and marketing, Jeff founded Chat With Leaders Media in 2021 to elevate purpose-driven businesses in the marketplace. His core values are Partnership, Inclusion, and Empowerment. Jeff also co-hosts "The People Experience Pulse," a podcast that explores leadership strategies in People, Employee, and Human Experience (PX/EX/HX). Off the clock, he is a devoted husband, father of three, and active citizen in Atlanta, GA.

In today’s episode, Jeff Bond hosts a conversation with Farrukh Siddiqui, Founder & CEO of Defynance, and Ashvini Nirbhavne, Marketing Analyst at Defynance. Defynance refinances existing student loans through income share agreements to empower people’s financial freedom. This conversation was hosted at the TAG FinTech South 2022 Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Farrukh and Ashvini talk with Jeff about the student loan debt crises, aligning your personal values and goals with the organization at which you are employed, and the hope for the younger generation to continue creating businesses that do good and be uncompromising in their work-life balance.

More About Farrukh Siddiqui

Seasoned financial executive, social entrepreneur, and impact innovator with over 30 years of diverse professional background in social impact, product development, business development, sales, operations, and technology with a consistent leadership track record of achieving results by empowering staff, demanding organization-wide accountability, and transparency.

Farrukh is the founder of several companies, including Defynance, RedPerit, and Murzzy SRI, Inc.



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