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Jens Meyer, SVP, Credit Risk
Cognition Financial Corporation
200 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02119
Jens Meyer is the SVP, Credit Risk at Cognition Financial Corporation, a data-driven education financing solutions provider. Jens oversees the credit risk, data management, and collections teams using data science to guide credit risk underwriting and portfolio performance optimization based on one of the largest student loan performance databases in the US. Prior to his work on credit risk solutions Jens was responsible for data integrity and data management groups as well as leading enterprise-wide data standardization initiatives.
Prior to Cognition Financial Jens worked at Boston University's Neuromuscular Research Center as a research engineer. His focus was on the processing of neuro-muscular signals and building sensors and data acquisition and bio-signal processing software supporting a variety of research initiatives around back pain and muscle fatigue.
Additionally, Jens is the voice of Simon& Schuster’s Pimsleur German language learning programs, having recorded audio learning books like Pimsleur's German Plus since 1999. He has also recorded German voice samples for Nuance’s car GPS speech recognition software and the German language instructions for an automated external defibrillator.
Previously, Jens served as the President of the Boston chapter of TDWI, formerly The Data Warehouse Institute, organizing professional education and networking opportunities around data warehousing and business intelligence.
Jens is heavily involved at the German International School Boston where he was the Chairman of the Parent Council for six years and served as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Jens regularly talks at both the German International School Boston (GISB) and the German Saturday School Boston about short- and long-term college financing strategies and is teaching financial literacy topics to GISB’s high schoolers.
Jens is a graduate of both German and US universities having obtained an M.Sc. Administrative Studies (Innovation & Technology) from Boston University as well as a Dipl.-Ing. Biomedical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. He is also a Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP).
Cognition Financial develops data-driven solutions for our partners and their customers. An engine for our partners’ growth, we take a thoughtful, collaborative approach to product development and delivery. Cognition Financial has over 25 years of experience facilitating more than $23 billion in private student loans for dozens of lender clients and thousands of schools. We've helped more than 1 million families pay for their education.