|Brown University, BA||2001|
Chad Billmyer is a co-founder of Panjo, a marketplace for enthusiasts. The Panjo marketplace delivers joy to auto, sport, and hobby enthusiasts by helping them discover, buy, and sell rare and high-quality goods. The Panjo marketplace increases security, reduces administrative overhead, eliminates hassle, and creates an aggregated collection of the world’s most desirable goods for enthusiasts.
Prior to co-founding Panjo, Billmyer led the interactive marketing arm of Peterson’s. He oversaw sales, product development, customer support, marketing, and strategic planning for Petersons.com and StudentEdge.com, education planning Web sites with an annual audience of over 6MM uniques.
While at Peterson’s, Billmyer presented on technology topics like Search Engine Optimization and e-sign regulations at numerous national conferences including the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
In 2000, Billmyer co-founded Foresite Solutions, Inc a provider of SaaS applications (JobX, TimesheetX & ScholarX) for college financial aid offices. The business won Brown University’s annual business plan competition in 2000. Nelnet (NYSE: NNI), a diversified education holding company, acquired Foresite in 2005. Today, Foresite operates as ngwebsolutions.com and serves hundreds of financial aid offices nationally.
Billmyer graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Brown University in 2001. He has served as a mentor to start-ups in Brown University’s Entrepreneurship Program and to businesses working with DreamIt Ventures in Philadelphia, MuckerLab in Santa Monica, and BetaSpring in Providence. He has served multiple times as a judge for Brown University’s annual business plan competition.