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Our Team

ScholarPoint's team of experienced lending professionals has collectively worked in the education finance industry for over 50 years. After several years leading the efforts of other lenders and related businesses, ScholarPoint’s team recognized the potential of the Internet to fundamentally change how student loans are delivered to students and parents.

Chris Studer, Founder, President and CEO of ScholarPoint, is a college loan executive with a documented record of increased sales, operating income, market penetration, and customer service levels. Over the past decade, Chris has played an influential role in starting, growing, and managing very successful high-growth student loan companies. He has served in multiple management and executive roles giving him experience in operations, technology, business development, product development, and strategic planning.

Ulrika Myggen, Chief Operating Officer, has 15 years of operational and executive experience in the student financial aid industry. Over the last six years, Ulrika served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of ELM Resources, a mutual benefit not-for-profit corporation serving schools, lenders, guarantors and servicers, facilitating the process of translating and moving data between school financial aid offices and loan providers. During that time, ELM’s business grew from 88 schools and 20 members to over 1300 schools and over 300 members and affiliate participants.

Stuart Chuharski, Chief Financial Officer, brings almost two decades of student loan experience to ScholarPoint. Stuart served as Chief Financial Officer at an education finance corporation where he was instrumental in growing a group of companies from $330 million to $2.1 billion by accessing the capital markets through implementation of several new methods of financing with multiple funding sources. His expertise includes structuring various sophisticated financial instruments; including student loan asset backed floating rate notes, fixed and variable rate tax-exempt and taxable bonds, auction rate securities, commercial paper programs and warehousing facilities. He led the pricing and negotiation team for the acquisition/origination of over $3 billion of multiple loan types, serving over 650,000 students. He actively managed the first fixed rate student loan program for California borrowers in conjunction with CEFA (California Education Facilities Authority), a division of the California State Treasure’s Office, including financing, marketing and loan servicing.

Craig Garrett, Vice President of Online Operations, is a master in operations and process improvement with proven results in productivity, quality, motivation, and teamwork. Over the past two decades Craig has had influential roles in the financial services industry, from being an entrepreneur to managing key functions at a top financial services company. In these capacities, he gained experience and provided expertise in operations, credit, marketing, project management, and strategic planning.