LendUp names 2 to executive team.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-August 8, 2019-LendUp names 2 to executive team
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LendUp has announced Chris Lewis and Gizelle Barany, two highly respected compliance and corporate executives, will join the company as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, respectively, the company said.
These hires will add to LendUp's seasoned legal and compliance team and further boost the company's ability to navigate the complex regulatory environment in which it operates both on the state and federal levels.
Chris Lewis joins LendUp as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, where he will be responsible for LendUp's compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Lewis brings more than 30 years of experience in consumer finance, consumer protection advocacy, and compliance program design and implementation to this role.
Lewis spent the last decade as a Director at Promontory Finance Group providing compliance, risk management, and licensing advice and support to the firm's global and US client base. Earlier in his career, Lewis served as Senior Advisor to the Comptroller of the Currency becoming the agency's first Community Affairs Director helping to establish the national bank regulator's community affairs program.
Gizelle Barany joins LendUp as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, where she will be responsible for providing strategic counsel and compliant solutions in the highly regulated sector. Barany is a seasoned financial services and regulatory attorney with over fifteen years of experience in the payments industry.
LendUp is a fintech company redefining financial services for the emerging middle class -- the half of Americans shut out of, or mistreated by, mainstream banking. By building proprietary software and using machine learning, LendUp looks beyond traditional credit scores to offer credit and financial education products to more than 130 million Americans who are rebuilding their credit or just starting out. Named one of the "World's Most Innovative companies" in 2018 by Fast company, LendUp is on a mission to help anyone get on a path to better financial health.
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