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Chances are...

You wasted a ton of money on textbooks this year.

Packback $5 digital rentals mean you only pay for your textbook when you actually need to use it. Your first $5 textbook rental is on us.

Chances are...

You wasted a ton of money on textbooks this year.

Packback $5 digital rentals mean you only pay for your textbook when you actually need to use it. Your first $5 textbook rental is on us.

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  • Packbook

    Over 30 years, textbooks prices have risen by 812% That's faster than healthcare, housing...and even tuition itself.

  • Packbook

    When we founded Packback, our campus was spending over $10 MILLION per year on textbooks alone.

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    Current student debt in America has topped $1 TRILLION Textbook costs comprise about 20% of tuition expenses at State Schools, and a stunning 75% of tuition expenses at community colleges.

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  • Packbook

    Over 30 years, textbooks prices have risen by 812% That's faster than healthcare, housing...and even tuition itself.

  • Packbook

    When we founded Packback, our campus was spending over $10 MILLION per year on textbooks alone.

  • Packbook

    Current student debt in America has topped $1 TRILLION Textbook costs comprise about 20% of tuition expenses at State Schools, and a stunning 75% of tuition expenses at community colleges.

About Packback

Our Story

We are a student-founded, student-run company backed by a team of prominent and experienced investors.

Packback's founders met while at Illinois State University. Together, we founded a professional business fraternity on campus and all shared an interest in entrepreneurship and educational affordability. We teamed up to compete in our schools' business plan competition, and won first place with our concept of $5 on-demand textbook rentals. After our win, we embarked on our journey of turning our idea into a reality for students everywhere.

Since our start, we've added 2000+ titles to our library of $5 digital rentals, and we have created a bunch of other tools to help students save money on books while we continue to grow our rental library. Our student-run team has grown to include an amazing group of interns, student marketing managers and over 60 brand ambassadors who all passionately believe in our mission of textbook affordability.

Our Team

Meet our Team

  • kasey Gandham

    Kasey Gandham

    Cofounder | President & COO

  • Mike Shannon

    Mike Shannon

    Cofounder | CEO

  • Jessica Tenuta

    Jessica Tenuta

    Cofounder | Head of Design

  • Nick Currier

    Nick Currier

    Cofounder | Head of Finance

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire

    Head of Engineering

  • KArl L. Hughes

    Karl L. Hughes

    Software Engineer

  • Samantha Geitz

    Samantha Geitz

    Software Engineer

  • David J. Bermejo

    David J. Bermejo

    Full-Stack Marketer

  • Kimberly Boehm

    Kimberly Boehm

    Director of Campus Relations

  • Eric Tendian

    Eric Tendian

    Engineering Intern

  • Ngan Hoang

    Ngan Hoang

    Marketing Intern

  • Mary Nelson

    Mary Nelson

    Marketing Intern

  • Zac Gunther

    Zac Gunther

    Marketing Intern

  • Genesis Villarreal

    Genesis Villarreal

    Marketing Intern

  • Caroline Wegner

    Caroline Wegner

    Public Relations Intern

  • Plus our amazing team of

    Campus Brand Ambassadors

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