Jordan Goldman

New York, New York, US

Jordan's Skills
Product Management
Business Development
Background

About Jordan

At 18, Jordan Goldman got 30,000 current students to send him reviews of their colleges. He edited the results to create "Students' Guide to Colleges," published by Penguin Books. Jordan turned "Students' Guide" into a series, released by Penguin in five annually updated editions.

After graduating Jordan founded Unigo.com, an online community of college students who generated 100's of thousands of college reviews, photos & videos. The NY Times called Unigo's reviews "so evocative they make the one-page U.S. News summaries read like junk mail." As Unigo's CEO, Jordan hired a talented team, brought in investment from McGraw-Hill Education Ventures, News Corp and the Gates Foundation, and turned Unigo into a popular destination site that has helped more than 40 million families make better decisions about their education. Jordan also founded Unigo Connect, a SaaS technology licensing business, with clients including Macmillan Publishing, NY Board of Education and Colgate University.

In 2014, Unigo.com and Unigo Connect were acquired by Aequitas Capital, a $750 million private equity firm that wholly owns companies in the education, healthcare and financial services sectors. After the acquisition Aequitas re-named its education division "The Unigo Group." The Unigo Group operates companies - including Unigo.com, Unigo Connect and ScholarshipExperts.com - that reach more than 50% of all college-bound students. It also provides more than $300 million in student loans. The Unigo Group has 45+ employees and offices in New York, Portland & Florida.

For his work on Unigo, Unigo Connect and The Unigo Group, Jordan has been named “One of the Top 30 Young Entrepreneurs in America” by Inc Magazine, “One of the Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in America” by the White House, and “One of the 100 Most Influential People in NYC Business and Technology” by Business Insider. He is on the advisory board of the YEC and is a Lead Mentor at the TechStars startup accelerator.