Pagaya appoints Leslie Gillin to Chief Growth Officer, recommitting to serving banks in the next stage of growth. The company adds industry veterans to the FinTech team to oversee business development, partner engagements, and marketing.
“Pagaya’s unique, innovative approach to expanding access to credit, through its partners, truly sets the company apart. I am committed to ensuring every partner, and its customers, benefit from our solutions.” – Leslie Gillin, Chief Growth Officer.
New York and Tel Aviv, Isreal — (Business Wire) — Pagaya Technologies Ltd. (“Pagaya”), a financial technology company that enables financial institutions to expand access to more customers through its partnerships and artificial intelligence network, today announced the appointment of Leslie Gillin, former President of Chase Co-Brand Cards, CMO of Citi’s Global Consumer Bank and, most recently, CMO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., as its Chief Growth Officer. This hire reinforces Pagaya’s commitment to double down on serving all of its partners at scale.
Pagaya continues to bring on talent to execute its mission to enable better financial outcomes for our partners and their customers. Today’s news comes on the heels of the company’s recent announcement that it had entered into a business combination agreement with special purpose acquisition company EJF Acquisition Corp., which values the combined company at an estimated enterprise value of approximately $8.5 billion at closing.
“Leslie is a proven leader with a successful track record of building high-performing teams, growing businesses, and having a customer-first mindset,” said Gal Krubiner, Pagaya’s co-founder and CEO. “At this stage in our company’s growth, it’s essential that we continue investing in top-performing leadership to positively influence our innovations and deliver even stronger solutions for both our partners and the customers they serve. She is the ideal person to lead Pagaya’s efforts on a grander scale.”
As Pagaya’s first Chief Growth Officer, Leslie Gillin will initially focus on building upon Pagaya’s partnerships in the banking and financial industry. She will oversee business development, partnerships, and marketing, and will lead growth for not just the company, but for all of its partners.
“Pagaya’s unique, innovative approach to expanding access to credit, through its partners, truly sets the company apart. I am committed to ensuring every partner, and its customers, benefit from our solutions,” said Pagaya’s Chief Growth Officer, Leslie Gillin. “After 30 years of working for some of the best financial institutions in the industry, I am so excited to bring the power of Pagaya’s data-rich technology capabilities, coupled with its unique business funding model, to further accelerate bringing more deserving customers of our partners into the mainstream economy.”
Pagaya is a financial technology company working to reshape the lending marketplace by using machine learning, big data analytics, and sophisticated AI-driven credit and analysis technology. Pagaya was built to provide a comprehensive solution to enable the credit industry to deliver their customers a positive experience while simultaneously enhancing the broader credit ecosystem. Its proprietary API seamlessly integrates into its next-gen infrastructure network of partners to deliver a premium customer user experience and greater access to credit.
For more information on Pagaya’s technology, services, and careers, please visit www.pagaya.com.
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