SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) has selected Carrie Dolan, Chief Financial Officer of Lending Club, as the 2015 Financial Woman of the Year. This award recognizes Dolan for her outstanding leadership and achievement in her various finance roles.
Carrie joined Lending Club as its first CFO in 2010. Over the last five years, she has helped build the company into the world’s largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. During her tenure, operating revenue increased from $2M in 3Q 2010 to $81M in 1Q 2015, while employees increased from 40 to over 975 over the same period. Last year, she managed Lending Club’s IPO, one of the top ten U.S. based internet IPOs of all time. Prior to Lending Club, she was the Treasurer for The Charles Schwab Corporation. Carrie also served as the CFO for Schwab Bank, a bank she helped launch in 2003. Before Schwab, she held a variety of financial positions at Chevron. During her time at Chevron, she helped launch the Chevron Credit Bank and served on its board of directors and as its CFO. Among her accolades, Carrie was named the 2013 Bay Area CFO of the Year for Emerging Companies by the San Francisco Business Times. The award recognizes finance leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the company’s performance as evidenced by significant growth and by recognition of the company as a leader in its industry. Carrie has a BS in Finance and Accounting and a MBA degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a member of FWSF since February 2010.
“We are thrilled to have Carrie represent our organization as Financial Woman of the Year,” said Tracy Teale, president of FWSF. “Carrie is both extremely accomplished in her own career and enormously committed to a future with more women in financial fields. Her efforts to inspire young women to pursue their education and dreams are in line with our organization’s goals. She’s an outstanding role model for our scholarship recipients and the entire FWSF community.”
2015 marks the 20th year that the Financial Women of San Francisco organization honors a female senior executive who demonstrates remarkable commitment to her profession, service to her community and support for the advancement of women. Carrie Dolan’s selection as the 2015 award recipient will be formally announced at the annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring the recipients of the FWSF’s 2015 scholarship awards on June 4, 2015, at the City Club in San Francisco.
Carrie will address the audience as part of the award presentation at The Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon on September 30, 2015, at the St Francis Hotel in San Francisco. This award luncheon directly supports the FWSF’s Scholarship Fund and is supported by like-minded Bay Area businesses. In 2015, the FWSF Scholarship Fund celebrates the awarding of over $2M in scholarship grants to talented women pursuing degrees in finance related fields. Learn more about the FWSF Scholarship program here: http://financialwomensf.org/scholarships/.
“I’m honored to be recognized by the FWSF and excited to participate in the FWSF’s signature Financial Woman of the Year event,” said Dolan. “For two decades this organization has provided a forum for women to inspire and mentor each other, and I’m thrilled to be in a position to help support this year’s scholarship program.”
Dolan joins a distinguished list of previous honorees including Sarah Friar, CFO of Square; Pat Yarrington, CFO of Chevron; Barbara Morrison, Founder and President of TMC Financing; Katie Hall, CEO and CIO, Hall Capital Partners; Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, President, Citibank California; Janet Lamkin, President, Bank of America California; and Leslie Tang Schilling, Director, Union Square Investment Company.
Some past sponsors of the FWSF Financial Woman of the Year luncheon include Charles Schwab, Chevron, Wells Fargo, KPMG, Lenos, Bank of America, Hall Capital, John Crane Films and San Francisco Business Times. Learn more about how to become a sponsor at http://financialwomensf.org/sponsors/.
About Lending Club
Lending Club utilizes technology and innovation to reduce costs and offer borrowers better rates and investors better returns. As of March 31, 2015, over $9.3 billion in loans have been facilitated through the Lending Club platform. The Company has been prominently recognized as a leader for its growth and innovation, including being named one of Forbes' America's Most Promising Companies three years in a row, a CNBC Disruptor two years in a row, a 2012 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and one of The World's 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance by Fast Company. Lending Club is based in San Francisco, California. More information is available at: https://www.lendingclub.com. Currently only residents of the following states may invest in Lending Club notes: CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KY (accredited investors), LA, MA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NH, NV, NY, RI, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, or WY.
About The Financial Women of San Francisco
The Financial Women of San Francisco seeks to advance the success of women in finance and financial services and to be a source of insight and inspiration to financial women executives and managers throughout the Bay Area. The organization’s membership includes women in positions of influence within the financial services sector and women who hold senior level positions within non-finance companies, government agencies and the non-profit sector. Included are CEO’s, CFO’s, corporate treasurers, CPAs, attorneys, commercial and private bankers, investment advisors, fund managers, securities analysts, administrators, financial planners, consultants, recruiters and marketers.
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