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Our Team

The Promise team strives to provide people who are struggling with the tools and resources they need to succeed. Our expertise spans sectors: we are technology experts from companies like Google, Stripe and Palantir, as well as accomplished government leaders.

We are always looking for great people. Come work with us!

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Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Co-Founder
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Diana Frappier
Co-Founder
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Evan Marshak
Engineering
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Monet Zulpo-Dane
Client Success
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Camilo Ramirez
Product
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Olivia Man
Finance
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Daniel Mintz
Data
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Jessica MacLeod
Customer Success
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Juliet Ellis
Utilities
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Julie Kennebeck
Sales
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Susan Rice
Criminal Justice
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Bailey Russ
Client Success
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Kelly Stewart Danner
Operations
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Brandee Ahlson
Administration
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Pure Valles
Administration
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Jare Fagbemi
Engineering
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Brendan Berg
Engineering
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Oscar Wang
Engineering
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Tara Sykes
Client Success
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Joy Maldonado
Client Success
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Taja Conley
Client Success
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Shauncey Jenkins
Client Success
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Cassandra Long
Operations
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Mia Short
Client Success
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Lauren Renaud
Data
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Olivia Grubert
Engineering
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Javier Uvalle
Client Success
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Kofi Ansong
Engineering
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Jessica Wamala
Product
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Andrew Reid
Engineering
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Alisha Thornton
Business Development
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Jessica Parhusip
Engineering
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Carol Mathis
Finance
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Kiki Miller
Operations
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Tim Bennett
Engineering
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John Blessing
Product
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Makaila Tonan
Client Success
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Brittany Smith
Implementation
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Our Investors

Promise is backed by a diverse group of world class investors providing capital and strategic resources in support of our growth and mission.

Press & Case Studies

Improving human dignity is an engine of scale

Payment Tech Startup Promise Tackles Utility Billing

Promise’s flexible payment platform for government debts grows fast, raises $25M to keep growing

Promise among the world's 10 most innovative personal finance companies of 2022

History in the Making: Promise's Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Diana Frappier among the Top-Funded Female Entrepreneurs in 2022

Promise named one of 2022 YC Top Companies

CNBC

'I want better for other people,' says Promise's Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Forbes

How Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO Of Promise, Has Leveraged Partnerships To Spare Millions Of Americans From Debt

Modern, Effective, and Compassionate Billing: How Louisville Made an Overdue Upgrade to Assistance Programs and Improved the Utility- Customer Relationship