Meet Don King

Don King

Board Member - Finance Expert

Don King is a Big-4 CPA that began his career in public accounting, where he worked primarily on Real Estate, Energy, and Higher Education clients.

His King Consulting Group, LLC (KCG) and Hand-Up Financial Group, Inc. (HU) both leverage teams that have over 60 years of Corporate Finance and Higher Ed experience in a variety of Institutional Finance, Accounting and Student Finance roles.

Don previously served in a variety of roles in the post-secondary education industry, including: executive level finance positions focused on operational and financial oversight of multi-state and multi-national educational institutions, external auditor, and executive recruiter.

Don has over a decade of experience in the Private Student Lending Industry with particular expertise in building and managing loan programs through partnerships with schools, third-party servicers and sources of capital.

His team also has experience analyzing millions of federal and private student loan records for hundreds of thousands of students.

Don serves on the Regional Board of HOPE International, a global faith based nonprofit focused on addressing both physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise loans and development.

Don is also the Founder of Hand-Up Financial Group, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to help underserved individuals in the U.S. obtain access to higher education and the skills they need to better their lives.

This mission is accomplished via a “hand-up” in the form of creative financial products versus additional “hand-outs.”

Don holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, from the College of William & Mary.