About DRB Education Finance

DRB Education Finance is a nationwide business engaged in refinancing and consolidating student loans for graduates working in their professional fields. We value our customers and strive to do all that we can to help them grow financially as they also grow in their professions.

Aaron Pisacane
Aaron manages the student loan business for the bank. Before joining DRB, Aaron worked in the student loan industry for 20 years. He enjoys cycling, traveling to Italy and going to concerts at Tanglewood with his wife. Aaron has a BS from the University of Delaware with a dual major in Finance and Accounting.
Iryna Sushma
Iryna is a loan processing analyst for DRB’s student loan group. Prior to joining the loan processing team, she was a customer service representative at the bank. She enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. Iryna has a Masters degree in Management from the Ternopil National Economic University in Ukraine.
Jonathan Cohen
Jonathan is a loan processing analyst for DRB. When not reviewing loan applications, he’s applying firsthand customer feedback to improve the process. Previously, he was a food industry entrepreneur. He’s an avid sports fan and loves to cook. Jonathan holds a BA in Political Science from CUNY Queens College.
Syd Ally
Syd is our chief credit officer. His over 30 years of consumer lending experience includes: President & CEO, Quantum Auto Group; SVP/GM, Consumer Lending, Washington Mutual and SVP/Strategic Planning & Finance Director, Consumer Lending, Dime Savings Bank. Syd earned an MBA from St. John’s University.
Andrea McDonald
Andrea is a customer service manager dedicated to providing excellent customer service for DRB’s retail and student loan customers. Prior to joining the DRB team, she was a preschool teacher and an active community volunteer. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, playing sports and being active outside. Andrea has a BS in Economics.
Bob Kettenmann
Bob is the president of the bank. He brings 40+ years of banking experience to DRB, and has spent 25 years at Chase Manhattan Bank in various executive positions. In his free time he loves spending time at home with his family. He enjoys traveling and listening to live music. Bob has a BS in Economics from The University of Pennsylvania.
Chaila Robinson
Chaila is a customer service associate in DRB’s student loan group. Prior to working at DRB, she was a senior customer service rep for Save the Children. She has 2 wonderful boys and spends all of her free time with them. Chaila is currently attending Post University to finish her BS in Business Management.
Jessica Johnston
Jessica is the head of underwriting for DRB’s student lending team. Previously, she was the senior processor and transaction coordinator for the bank’s mortgage division. In her free time, Jessica enjoys cooking, running, and traveling as often as possible. Jessica holds a BA in Legal Studies from Hampshire College.