We are Jump Start Finance
We believe in high-quality child care and that it leads to great outcomes. As parents, we are also well aware that child care is one of American households' largest expenses, making it inaccessible to some or many. By helping to make high-quality care more accessible, we can help parents generate more lifetime income and help their kids improve their cognitive abilities. For child care centers to flourish and provide the kind of care your family demands, we provide certainty of future cash flow, and help more of their applicants become customers.
Jump Start Finance was founded by financial service veterans with a dream: designing loan programs that generate the most value to society. We offer loan products that offer fair pricing and terms, take pride in providing excellent customer service, and work hard to ensure our loan programs are thoughtfully crafted so child care centers can focus on what they do best: help children grow.
Brian Enneking, CEO and Co-Founder
Brian is a 7th-generation Oregonian, devoted husband and father of 2, mediocre (but enthusiastic) musician, chess player, and lover of the outdoors. For more than 20 years, Brian has been a leader in the consumer finance industry, focused on developing financial products for under-served markets, creating outstanding consumer experiences, and obsessing about how to achieve business strategies that lead to positive outcomes for consumers, partners, and investors.
Throughout his business career, Brian has endeavored to create a positive and engaging work environment, where character, respect, and truly caring about your peers and colleagues are key ingredients that lead to great business results.
John Chalekian, Chief Analytics Officer and Co-Founder
John is a native Southern Californian, married with two young children, who all enjoy the outdoors and lifestyle in SoCal that includes spending time on the beach, surfing, being outdoors and gardening. John has spent over 20 years in both the academic and financial service industries applying quantitative and predictive analytics to describe human behavior and what makes people do the things they do. John has a real passion for blending both art and science to create practical and durable solutions that work in the real world.
John cares deeply about people, and intensely about the quality of work, inspiring those around him to become better and more thoughtful leaders.
Kevin Cadman, Chief Financial Officer
Hailing from Connecticut, Kevin currently resides in Oregon where he enjoys spending time with his niece and nephews, dabbling with his guitars, watching the Portland Trailblazers, and more importantly, enjoying the company of his two rambunctious dogs. Kevin has spent nearly twenty years in corporate finance with a primary focus on optimizing growth and increasing efficiencies, both financially and operationally. He combines his background in psychology and finance to employ best practices at both the personal and technical level in order to achieve the highest results.
Kevin is a strong advocate for providing opportunities for all individuals to pursue their personal and professional goals and is mindful of the challenges that may hinder some from fulfilling their dreams. He thrives on coaching others so they’re equipped with the tools and confidence needed to attain all they endeavor.