About us

We are a leading financial technology platform focused on helping middle income, credit-challenged consumers build a better financial path. Our mission driven culture means we keep the customer at the center of everything we do. We are passionate about creating accessible lending products that deliver a top-rated customer experience to the millions of Americans who are turned away by traditional providers.

Our Mission

To provide financial inclusion to the middle income, credit-challenged consumer through the best available products and an unwavering commitment to our customers.

Important numbers

Customers Helped: 500,000+

5-Star Customer Reviews: 10,000+


OppLoans 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Report

It is our vision and responsibility to create a company where every person has equal access to opportunity and the ability to be heard – equal opportunity to safely stretch, grow, and thrive in their role and career. The 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Report summarizes our first step in this valuable journey.

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Leadership Team

Jared Kaplan

Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder and former Executive Vice President at Insureon. Accretive LLC. Goldman, Sachs & Co. BBA from the University of Michigan. Die hard Detroit sports fan.

Todd Schwartz

Executive Chairman and Founder

Managing Principal at Schwartz Capital Group. BBA from Tulane University.

Karishma Patel Buford

Chief People Officer

Former VP of Global Talent at Groupon. Psychologist & Consultant. PsyD from Georgia School of Professional Psychology. BA from UVa. World traveler and die hard foodie.

John O'Reilly

Chief Marketing Officer

15+ years’ data-driven marketing including OptionsHouse, Navistar, and FTD.com. MBA Northwestern University: Kellogg Graduate School of Management, MM Trinity College, Dublin.

Shiven Shah, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

Former US CFO at ABN Amro Clearing. Senior finance positions at PEAK6 and Citigroup. MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. BA from Northwestern University. Armchair quarterback.

Andy Pruitt

Chief Technology Officer

20 years of startups, including CTO & Co-Founder at Backstop Solutions. BA from University of Chicago. Bike commuter, board game connoisseur.

Stacee Hasenbalg

Chief Compliance Officer

Over 20 years in banking and financial services, including Associate General Counsel & US Regulatory Liaison at BMO and Chief Compliance Officer at Avant. JD from UC Berkeley. BA from Purdue University. Mountain climber. Trained pastry chef.

Sal Hazday

Chief Operating Officer

SVP of Small Business Services at ADP, Office Depot, Accenture. MBA from Stanford, BA from Yale. One of the very few Cubans who can’t dance.

Chris McKay

Chief Credit Officer

Risk and Analytics. Formerly Capital One. HSBC. Nearly 20 years of experience across multiple consumer lending products. Fan of data and board games.

Marv Gurevich

General Counsel

Over 10 years in fintech, including Lead Regulatory Counsel at Enova International and Avant. JD from New York Law School, BA from University of Michigan. Avid Michigan fan. Go Blue!

OppLoans Newsroom

Press Releases

OppLoans Hires Nationally Recognized DEI Leader Michelle Y. Bess as Vice President of Talent & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

OppLoans Hires Nationally Recognized DEI Leader Michelle Y. Bess as Vice President of Talent & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion   Bess brings new leadership and focus to further strengthen the company’s DEI efforts and support its overall mission of expanding financial inclusion   Chicago, September 15, 2020—OppLoans, a leading financial…

Published on: September 15, 2020

OppLoans Named on the Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year

OppLoans Named on the Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year The Chicago-based fintech firm ranked #539 on the prestigious annual list of America’s fastest growing companies Chicago, August 12, 2020—OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that serves middle income, credit challenged consumers, ranked 539 on this year’s Inc. Magazine’s…

Published on: August 12, 2020

1 in 5 Credit-Challenged Young Adults Who Lost Financial Ground in Pandemic Doubts They’ll Ever Fully Recover

1 in 5 Credit-Challenged Young Adults Who Lost Financial Ground in Pandemic Doubts They’ll Ever Fully Recover Survey of credit-challenged Americans from OppLoans finds that a majority of respondents expect it to take at least 4 months to bounce back Chicago, July 6, 2020—According to a new survey from OppLoans,…

Published on: July 06, 2020

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In the News

Embracing Alternative Data in Loan Underwriting Would Provide Win-Win for Credit Access in Pandemic

InsideSources.com: May 18, 2020

According to research from credit bureau TransUnion to measure consumer hardship caused by COVID-19, nearly 70 percent of Americans are currently worried about their ability to pay off bills and loans, anticipating an average budget shortfall of about $1,000.

OppLoans Named one of Crain's Largest Privately Help Companies and #2 for Revenue Growth

ChicagoBusiness.com: Apr 17, 2020

The annual ranking is back and bigger than before.

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Our Company

As a leading financial technology platform that powers FDIC-regulated banks to offer simple, small dollar lending products, we help credit-challenged consumers who are turned away by traditional providers. We deliver a top-rated customer experience to millions of Americans who need access to safe and responsible credit.

See how OppLoans empowers credit access.

Awards & Recognition

LendingTree Top 3 Customer Satisfaction Award
A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau
BuiltInChicago Top Digital 100
Four time INC. 500 honoree!
Fintech Breakthrough Award 2020

Join the Team

We offer a great compensation and benefits package to support you inside and outside of work as you grow your career with us. Here are a few of our current benefit offerings:

  • 401(k) matching within the 1st 30 days of employment
  • Free PPO Medical Option with BCBS (Employee Only Plan)
  • 3 PPO Medical Options through BCBS
  • Dental benefits that include Adult Ortho Coverage
  • Vision (On-site vision screening offered twice a year)
  • HSA (Includes Employer Contribution)
  • Medical FSA
  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability
  • Dependent Care FSA
  • Transit and Parking FSA
  • 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • and much much more!
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