DebtMaven
 

Our Team

 

CEO

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Jordan Selleck

 

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Jordan spent six years in cross-border investment banking advising global corporates and private equity firms on M&A deals up to $250 million. From pig farms to printers, and car components to cardboard boxes, Jordan worked on deals in a wide array of industries.

Jordan has also advised startups and SMBs in MMA apparel, nutritional supplements, real estate technology, content marketing, daycares and dentistry.

Jordan was born in San Diego, grew up in North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He has traveled to 32 countries, lived in China for 18 months, trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is a private pilot, SCUBA dives and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

COO

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Austin Hulbert

 

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Austin has worked with Goldman Sachs in Investment Management and at Afterburner Consulting as an Executive Consultant, where he helped organizations to improve performance though effective implementation of debriefing and planning into the company culture. 

Prior to joining DebtMaven, Austin spent ten and a half years in the U.S. Navy flying the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet fighter jet off carriers. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2011 and 2015 fighting Al Qaeda and ISIS. Austin left active duty service and currently serves part time in the Naval Reserve forces. 

Austin was born in San Diego and later moved to Memphis, TN. He graduated with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2005 with a B.S. in Political Science. While at the Naval Academy, he attended the elite U.S. Navy Dive School, becoming a Navy Diver in 2004. Austin earned his M.A. in Security Studies in 2006 from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his M.B.A. in 2017 from Harvard Business School.

 

CMO

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Ella Selleck

Ella is our show pony. Often accompanying Jordan and Austin to conferences, she brings in more business than Austin on any given day.

 

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DebtMaven works with an organization called Elite Meet (www.elitemeet.us) which helps special forces personnel and fighter pilots transition careers into the civilian world. Elite Meet’s Veterans in Residence program places high-performing, transitioning veterans (e.g., SEALs, Green Berets, fighter pilots) into companies for a couple of months in order to give the veteran exposure to the business world. It’s a basically no-obligation internship. These veterans, many of whom have commanded others in battle and been through our military’s most intense screening processes are instrumental to our success.

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mike Halas

U.S. Army - Special Forces

Mike is currently a Special Forces Officer in the National Guard, deploying Iraq (2004, 2007) and Afghanistan (2006, 2017).

Prior to DebtMaven, Mike worked for QinetiQ North America, both domestically and internationally, as a business development manager within the Technology Solutions Group.  He focused his efforts on matching customer requirements with unique engineering solutions to increase soldier survivability on the battlefield.  In 2015, Mike also led sales for a boot-strap, FINTECH start-up prior this recent National Guard deployment. 

Born in Worcester, MA, Mike grew up in White Plains, NY.  In 2002, he graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with B.A. in Sociology and letters in football and basketball. Mike earned a M.A. in Intelligence Studies from American Military University in 2014 and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 2015.

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Chris Brantley

U.S. Army - Special Forces

Management and finance professional. Former Army Captain qualified as a Ranger and Green Beret. I have extensive experience solving difficult problems in the most challenging environments. I enjoy developing solutions and creating great organizations. I currently work in corporate finance helping to position my firm to maintain its market leading position.

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Randy Moon

U.S. Army - Special Forces

Having always been interested in the capital markets, I have transitioned from military service to a new career in investment banking. I truly enjoy conducting detailed research and analysis, solving complex problems, always searching for opportunities for improvement, and developing lasting relationships.

I am also a U.S. Army special operations non-commissioned officer, experienced entrepreneur, MBA & MSF graduate of the Kelley School of Business, and an ambitious self-starter. 

Military schooling has included the U.S Army’s most rigorous leadership, intelligence analysis, and process management training. 


Interns

All of our interns are aspiring finance professionals. They are all great workers, and have made invaluable contributions to our team. If you are looking to hire, we will gladly provide references!

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Brencis Navia

JD Candidate, Rutgers Law School '18

Brencis is from Summit, NJ and graduated from Gettysburg College in 2013. Prior to attending law school, he interned for WilmerHale in Boston, MA. After graduation, he worked for a short time as a Regional Consultant at Lord Abbett in Jersey City NJ, an asset management firm. Brencis spent his 1L summer at the Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, DC working in both the SEC's Trading & Markets and Corporation Finance Division. Brencis then interned for both Novartis Pharmaceuticals in East Hanover, NJ and the Federal Bankruptcy Court For the District of New Jersey with the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella. 

At Rutgers, Brencis is part of ALALS, the Association of Latin American Law Students, is the President of the Corporate Law Society, served on the Student Body Association as a 1L and 2L representative, and served on the school's budget committee both his 1L and 2L year. Brencis was also part of the school's Entrepreneurship Clinic where he and his classmates advised startups on legal matters such as entity formation, securities offerings, nondisclosure agreements, and other transactional related matters important for growing a business.

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Skanda Sandeep

MS Finance Candidate, University of Rochester '18

Skanda is currently a Master in Finance Candidate specializing in Investment Banking and Valuations. He is board representative of the Simon Finance and Investment Club that is mandated to invest a part of the Business School's $87 million endowment fund.

Prior to Debtmaven, Skanda worked, Dubai and India, as part of Mashreq Bank's leadership development program where he donned responsibilities including Financial Analysis & Control, Project Management and Stakeholder Management.

Born in Bangalore, India, Skanda is conversant in three languages. In 2015, he graduated from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, with a Major in Mechanical Engineering and Minored in Economics. Skanda played Minor league basketball and was Captain of his Varsity Basketball team. 

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karen gao

MS Enterprise Risk Management, Columbia University '18

Prior to Debtmaven, Karen worked in one of the top 3 securities in China and also worked in a local company in Australia for three months. She owned her own business and made over $5,000 in half a month. When she had the exchange study in Australia, she got the Dean’s letter and recommendation letters from her finance professor. She also won the National Prize in her bachelor's cohort for the research study about the financial institutions in Chinese rural areas.


Our Story


April 2017

Angel funding is secured by DebtMaven from a small group of investors


July 2017

Austin joined DebtMaven, growing the company to three in preparation for the product launch and an aggressive expansion plan


August 2017

The DebtMaven website went live, and our first deal was posted


February 2018

over $200M of deals on platform since 2017

How we operate


mission statement

The mission of DebtMaven is to create the smoothest, most efficient debt process in the core and lower middle markets

We will accomplish this by providing middle market borrowers with access to lenders around the country by using technology to overcome the barriers (such as geographic proximity) that prevent borrowers from gaining exposure to the nation’s lending institutions


mantra

"Make debt financings easy using technology"

our culture


operating principles

  1. Live the hustle
  2. Radical candor
  3. Speed > perfection
  4. The market doesn’t care about your excuses. The market only cares about building an amazing company
  5. Consistency & Intensity are achievable
  6. Discipline = freedom
  7. Deliver more value than you receive
  8. Accountability matters
  9. We are a professional sports team, not a family
  10. Naps are necessary - recharge the batteries

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