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Josh Sledge

Senior Director
Financial Health Network

As a Senior Director on the Financial Health Network’s Program team, Josh supports innovative financial services providers working on solutions to improve consumer financial health. His work includes managing relationships with the Financial Health Network member organizations, conducting consumer and industry research, advising companies on strategy and product design, and leading initiatives designed to support foster new financial health solutions. Among other topics, he has particular expertise on the small-dollar credit industry and nonprofit innovation. Josh is excited about working with diverse stakeholders to explore emerging opportunities and approaches to helping Americans make the most of their money. Before joining the Financial Health Network, Josh was a Senior Investment Analyst at Prudential Capital Group, an investment division of Prudential Financial, where he analyzed the business strategy and financial performance of middle market companies to assess their suitability for long-term, fixed-rate debt investments. Josh earned an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. When not at the Financial Health Network, Josh loves listening to music, watching sports, and spending time with his wife and two children.

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