Chief Business Development Officer
Bob Park leads higher education initiatives at Meritize, bringing deep experience in creating successful outcomes for students and bridging the gap between college and career.
Prior to joining Meritize, Bob served as the Head of Career Strategy and Professional Development for Social Finance (SoFi) and built the first-of-its-kind career services practice for the lending industry, assisting thousands of SoFi borrowers in securing new job opportunities. Before SoFi, he was the Executive Director and Assistant Dean for the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester where he led the Career Management Center and Corporate Relations department. During his time at the university, the school improved placement metrics more than any other institution among the top 70 in the country. In addition to his experience in career management, Bob has also been an entrepreneur, co-founding and leading a talent acquisition firm, a consultant for Arthur Andersen, and an Infantry Officer for the United States Army. Bob’s deep experience in career management and broad exposure across multiple industries and functions makes him uniquely suited to drive the student success effort at Meritize.
Bob has a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from SUNY Oswego as well as a Juris Doctorate from Temple University.