Our Mission

Helping Students Save Money

At BrokeScholar.com our mission is to help students and budget conscious shoppers save money. Our platform offers a library of money saving resources, including a comprehensive and user-friendly database of scholarships, student discounts, and coupon codes. Our leadership team has been serving the online coupons and personal finance industries since 2012, and we are dedicated to helping our users achieve their financial goals.

1 million+
monthly pageviews
brand partnerships
$53 million
in scholarship awards
student discounts
teacher discounts
1 million+
active coupon codes

Our Team

Andrew DePietro

Mark Mazza

Head of Operations at BrokeScholar.com

Mark manages the day to day operations of BrokeScholar.com, and leads our coupon and discounts team. He has over 10 years of experience in the online coupons space. As former CEO of PromoCodeWatch.com, Mark helped grow the coupon website to over 1.5 million monthly users. Over his career Mark has been recognized as an online deals expert and quoted in numerous major media outlets, including CBSnews, Money.com, Forbes, MSN, and Yahoo Finance.

Andrew DePietro

Patrick Williams

Head of Engineering at BrokeScholar.com

Patrick leads our design and development team. He has two decades of experience as a web designer and full-stack developer. Prior to BrokeScholar, he partnered with Mark at PromoCodeWatch as the Lead Engineer. Patrick has played a crucial role throughout his career in creating pioneering solutions that enable users to save money and make informed financial choices. He leverages his technical skills and knowledge of consumer needs to ensure that the BrokeScholar platform consistently provides the most up-to-date and useful information and resources to assist students in navigating the complexities of personal finance.

Andrew DePietro

Andrew DePietro

Senior Researcher, and Content Strategist

Andrew leads our writing staff. Andrew is a personal finance writer with over a decade of experience writing for some of the biggest finance publishers in the world, including Forbes, GoBankingRates, Credit Karma, USnews, and Fortune. Andrew brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise to the BrokeScholar team, ensuring that our users have access to the most up-to-date and relevant information related to student finances.

Get in Touch

BrokeScholar is owned and operated by Contender Digital LLC. For questions or partnership inquiries, contact us today.


Contender Digital
360 E. 2nd St. Suite 821
Los Angeles, CA 90012