About Us

Attigo is fueled by our belief in the power of education to transform lives and communities. A Latin word meaning “to reach” and “to achieve,” Attigo reflects our commitment to creating brighter futures by driving college access, college completion, and lifelong success.

a Solid foundation

Attigo’s suite of student success solutions is backed by our parent company, Ascendium Education Group (formerly Great Lakes), which has spent more than 50 years helping students get to and through college. Over those years, the company was recognized for achievements as a student loan servicer, guarantor, business partner to schools and lenders, and philanthropic organization. Since 2006, Ascendium has now committed nearly $360 million in grant funding to help more low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students realize the dream of higher education.

Together, we look to the future of higher education and how we can drive efforts to increase financial wellness, prevent student loan delinquency and default, and improve persistence and graduation rates.

Sales & Support Team

Attigo's sales and support team is comprised of well-respected and knowledgeable individuals with decades of higher education partnership experience. From coast to coast, we've got you covered.

Meet Our Sales & Support Team

Leadership Team

headshot of Beth EricksonBeth Erickson
Vice President—Guaranty Repayment Solutions

Beth began her career at Great Lakes (now Ascendium) in 1993 and has been a champion for schools and their students ever since. She's a shining example of the power of higher education. As a single mom going to college, she knew, first-hand, the struggle to juggle it all and succeed. Beth brings a "no student left behind" attitude in her leadership of delinquency prevention, default aversion, default collections, and the day-to-day operations of Great Lakes Guaranty contact centers.

headshot of Hannah AchtorHannah Achtor
Manager—Quality Assurance, Compliance, and Training

Hannah has trained more than 500 Loan Counselors with the motto “kill ‘em with kindness.” She's one of the reasons our customer satisfaction is unparalleled in the industry. 

headshot of Kristi BlabaumKristi Blabaum
Systems Integration Analyst

Kristi is our go-to person for product development, process improvements, and leadership. She thinks like a school, plans like an Information Systems developer, and always has the student in mind.

headshot Keeley GoldthorpeKeeley Goldthorpe
Manager—Call Center

People are Keeley's passion, and she's hooked on the “feel-good” reward of seeing the direct impact our work has on the lives of student loan borrowers. 

headshot of Brendan ShaughnessyBrendan Shaughnessy
Manager—Call Center Operation

Brendan's outreach specialties are late-stage and high-risk delinquency, and in-house default collections. His finely tuned contact center operations, data reporting, and analysis help to “bring home the success.”