iGrad Places 2nd Among San Diego’s Fastest-Growing Companies

(San Diego) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – iGrad, the nation’s leading online financial literacy educator, placed second on the San Diego Business Journal’s list of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

“We’re humbled to make this prestigious list of emerging growth companies,” says iGrad President Rob LaBreche. “It shows we have the right strategy for delivering financial literacy education to the students who need it. We’re equally grateful that we can bring quality jobs to the San Diego area while carrying out our core mission.”

iGrad ranked second on the business newspaper’s annual Top 100 list, which evaluates companies that have demonstrated substantial revenue growth over a 24-month period. Others on the Business Journal list include: Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, and Tower Paddleboards, a Mark Cuban company featured on ABC’s Shark Tank television show.

The award-winning iGrad, which is based in Cardiff-By-The-Sea, works with post-secondary institutions and students to provide the latest, interactive guidance, ranging from financial aid and scholarships to responsible borrowing and repayment plans.

Independent studies by a major online university show iGrad’s interactive video-based student loan entrance/exit counseling is twice as effective and engaging as the government-produced counseling.

In addition to the interactive functionality, iGrad provides borrowing, budgeting and career guidance from top experts, such as best-selling authors Sharon Lechter (“Rich Dad” series) and Terry Savage (“The Savage Truth on Money”).

iGrad’s recent “flipped” approach to conventional financial education is receiving wide acclaim.

The flipped format empowers student learning by leveraging online video lectures, practical examples and instructor-led activities and discussions. The result is a significantly higher level of interaction and participant education, which is imperative for the behavioral changes needed to achieve the core competencies of financial literacy.

About iGrad
iGrad is privileged to partner with more than 600 schools nationwide to provide a customizable financial literacy platform that connects more than 1.2 million students, as well as alumni and staff. iGrad is the only organization to offer a customizable, adaptive learning financial education platform with optional video-based student loan entrance and exit counseling. iGrad’s recent accolades include:

– 2013 Outstanding Consumer Information Award, Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
– Best Product of 2013, University Business magazine
– 2013 Education Program of the Year, Institute for Financial Literacy.

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Tom Opdyke