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Team

Bolster is built by the same people who brought you Upturn. And it’s even better this time around. It’s never been so easy to manage your credit and finances.

Mission

Bolster’s goal is to be the easiest way to strengthen your financial health. Our platform expedites reaching your financial goals through actionable, easy-to-use and personalized guidance.

Patrick Dizon

CEO and co-founder

Previously, Patrick was the Head of Engineering at Upturn Financial Inc., a credit improvement company. During his 3-year tenure, he helped the business build its technology and design sensibility, helped grow its user base to 400k+ customers, mentored engineers and lent a hand in every aspect of the business.

Thomas Underdown

Head of Strategic Partnerships and co-founder

Previously, Tom served as the Partnerships Lead at Upturn Financial. He has over eighteen years of sales and business development experience in building and growing strategic partnerships including CreditSesame.com, Credit.com, and RealPage Inc.

David Ortiz-Vallejuelo

Engineering Manager

Previous Lead Engineer of Upturn Financial and first engineer in the Upturn team. David is an experienced engineer and certified Scrum Master, he now serves as the Engineering Manager, overseeing our engineering efforts.

Roberto Marín

Lead Backend Engineer

Previous Backend Engineer of Upturn Financial, now serves as the Lead Backend Engineer. He has over seven years of experience architecting and developing software solutions in multiple sectors.

Manuel Rodríguez-Sánchez

Lead Mobile Engineer

He worked previously as a Mobile Engineer on Upturn Financial. He architected Upturn's app and has actively participated in the development of several mobile apps. He also authored a study on cross-platform development performance.