TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Credibly, a leading FinTech SMB lending platform, announced today the hiring of Jerome Pender to drive the vision, strategy, and roadmap for Credibly’s information technology.
Mr. Pender is a seasoned professional with over three decades of experience. Throughout his career he has leveraged his knowledge of business systems, enterprise architecture, technology, and governance to streamline organizational workflows, improve costs, and drive corporate strategies, while maintaining the highest level of security and risk management.
“Jerry is an innovative thought leader with a proven track record of leading successful IT initiatives at established organizations,” said Ryan Rosett, Credibly’s Founder and Co-CEO. “His background, leadership skills, and focus on process improvement will prove to be invaluable as we continue to build out the technology offerings that allow Credibly to best meet the needs of small businesses nationwide.”
Mr. Pender will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Troy, Michigan and manage a team of technology professionals in Michigan, New York, and offshore. “Credibly already has world class data science capabilities and top-tier risk analytics“ said Pender. “I’m excited to join such a dynamic company that is already a leader in the fintech SMB space”.
Before joining Credibly, Pender was the Chief Information Officer, Operating Partner, and Managing Director at Z Capital Partners. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at the FBI, serving as Chief Information Officer and Executive Assistant Director, as well as Deputy Assistant Director. Before the FBI, he held several leadership positions at UBS AG. Earlier in his career, Pender was leading Information Technology teams at the United States Air Force.
Pender received his Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University and his B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy. He is CISSP certified and FAC-Project Management (Senior) certified.
Credibly is a Data Science-driven FinTech lending platform which improves the speed, cost, experience, and choice of capital to SMBs. The company provides balance sheet, syndication, and off-balance sheet funding options, while offering its partners access to its robust data science capabilities.
Founded in 2010, Credibly has funded more than $700MM to over 16,000 SMBs while maintaining a strong emphasis on risk management and a culture of compliance. In 2017 Credibly was successful in acquiring the servicing rights of another alternative lender’s $250MM portfolio. Credibly was selected because of its proven approach to measuring and managing risk.
Credibly’s headquarters are in Troy, Michigan, with offices in New York, New York and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.credibly.com