Empowering Student Success.

Our Team

Karim Guessous speaking to students

Karim Guessous

Founder & CEO

Karim spent the past nine years designing and building web and mobile consumer internet products. He is responsible for the strategy and product design of all Tradepal products. He is passionate about working with students and routinely participates as a judge in mobile design contests when time permits. Karim was a mentor and a judge at Stanford’s CS 247 (HCI Design Studio) as well as HackingEDU 2016.

Tamar Burton speaking at COP22 in Marrakech

Tamar Burton

Co-founder & CXO  

Tamar spearheads relations with colleges and universities to grow the tradepal platform community. She brings six years of experience as a middle school teacher for specific learning disabilities students. This experience lead her to focus on the challenges of designing educational solutions. Prior to tradepal, she spent six years as Director of Communications for Saveology.com, which grew to over 1,500 employees and $225 million in annual sales during her tenure.