Introducing Two New Execs Joining Summer to Propel Growth in the Workplace Fintech Sector

May 22, 2024

We couldn’t be more excited to announce two key additions to Summer’s leadership team: Michelle Tran, who most recently served as SVP, Head of Enterprise Sales & Strategic Partnerships at Vestwell, and Michael Scully, formerly led Core Product for Credit Karma.

Michelle Tran will serve as Summer’s Head of Commercial, Senior Vice President –– in the role, she’ll leverage her enterprise sales and partnership expertise to grow Summer’s already accelerating sales motion and oversee revenue operations. She brings more than 15 years of experience to the role, including stints at BlackRock, Apex Clearing Corporation, and Harness Wealth, and most recently, Vestwell. Michelle is also the founder of NYC Fintech Women, an active community of 12,000+ women in fintech in the greater New York area –– she’s a fintech powerhouse, and has been named one of the Top 100 Women in Fintech by FinTech Magazine. 

“My new role at Summer represents an incredible opportunity to join a startup that’s truly on a roll, but still in the exciting early stages of organizational maturity, ” said Michelle. “With their recent funding, an industry-leading integration with ADP, and Summer’s intent to help borrowers, it’s clear that the market is catching on to what Summer is doing, and I’m looking forward to being a part of its future growth.”

Also joining Summer is Michael Scully, who will serve as Chief Product Officer. Michael has more than two decades of experience in customer-centric product management and leading cross-functional teams through periods of high growth in multiple sectors. Over the course of his career, he has served as Chief Product Officer and Chief Analytics Officer at Passport Labs, product leader at companies including Virgin Mobile and Nokia, and while at Credit Karma, he served as General Manager and Head of Core Product, and later, as Head of Ecosystem Growth.

“Summer is tackling one of this generation’s most pressing challenges to financial progress and economic mobility,” said Michael. “There’s ample opportunity, alongside the nation’s most innovative employers and financial service providers, to help borrowers manage their student loan debt and build a foundation for long-term financial wellness. I’m excited to join Summer’s very talented product and engineering team to help deliver this meaningful impact.”

If you’ve been keeping an eye on developments at Summer, you already know these two hires are just the latest in an exciting line-up of developments!

“2024 has already been a major growth year for Summer, and these latest hires mean we’re poised to accomplish even more,” said Will Sealy, Summer’s co-founder and CEO. “The whole Summer team is laser-focused on our goal to simplify student debt and college savings navigation for millions of families, and it’s truly remarkable to see how compelling our offerings are for hundreds of employers and partners, and clearly, for talented professionals who want to be a part of what we’re building.” 

If you also want to be a part of what we’re building, check out open roles here, and if you’re ready to help your employees tackle student debt and college cost planning with next-generation benefits, reach out today!

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