Fintech Leader OppLoans Appoints Andy Pruitt to Chief Technology Officer Role
Highly regarded technology and business leader joins rapidly growing firm.
CHICAGO—October—OppLoans, the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender, has announced the appointment of Andy Pruitt to the role of Chief Technology Officer. Pruitt is a renowned technologist and company founder. At OppLoans, Pruitt will lead the development team to improve the proprietary OppLoans technology platform to offer borrowers faster, safer, and more responsible online borrowing.
Pruitt is a hands-on technologist who has helped start and grow three Chicago-area software companies. A University of Chicago graduate, Andy lives in Hyde Park with his family and volunteers his technical expertise at local schools.
“Andy Pruitt is the most well-rounded technology leader in the city of Chicago,” said Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppLoans. “This high-caliber addition to the team, in this critical role, is a powerful statement of our commitment to bringing safer and more advanced financial technology solutions to the underbanked community.”
Pruitt added, “OppLoans’ achievements in such a short amount of time speak for themselves:
number 219 on the Inc. 500 list, the 14th fastest-growing company in Illinois, a 4.8 out of 5-star customer rating on Google and so much more. But what truly makes me excited to join this high-growth firm is the opportunity to help build a financial system that works for everyone. OppLoans is bringing a better loan to borrowers whose only options were payday and title loan products. I look forward to doing my part to making OppLoans’ emergency bridge financing and credit building tools available to more working families.”
Opportunity Financial, LLC, doing business as OppLoans, is one of the highest-rated online lenders in the industry. With faster funding, significantly lower rates, total transparency, and unmatched customer service, OppLoans provides non-prime borrowers a safe and reliable alternative to payday lending. OppLoans provides loans or arranges loans in the following states: Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Opportunity Financial, LLC
130 E Randolph St, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60601