SoLo Funds Hires New Chief Design Officer

  • Parsons design veteran and SoLo Funds Co-Founder Taylor Bruno takes on full time role with 10-year track record of success
  • Joins diverse leadership team aiming to provide affordable access to small-dollar loans
  • Brings human-centered design focus to enhance SoLo user experience and adoption
  • Launched one year ago, the peer-to-peer lending platform has processed $2 million worth of loans

LOS ANGELES--()--SoLo Funds (SoLo), the peer-to-peer lending platform that provides instant affordable access to small-dollar loans, today announced the onboarding of Co-Founder Taylor Bruno as its new Chief Design Officer. With a decade long track-record leading design teams, Bruno’s addition marks the company’s commitment to its end-user experience.

“I’m incredibly excited to have a fellow co-founder join our team full-time,” said Travis Holoway, CEO and co-founder of SoLo Funds. “Taylor brings a wealth of knowledge and prior experience that immediately gives SoLo’s design team more credibility. Design not only facilitates easier, quicker transactions, but also builds trust among and between our users. Taylor’s guidance will play an integral part of keeping the platform simple, relatable and progressive.”

As the previous Senior Product Designer of Oscar Health, Bruno collaborated with product managers, engineers and business stakeholders to tackle complex challenges on internal tools, resulting in the build-out of original platforms for Utilization Management, Eligibility & Billing, Telemedicine and Provider Services. Before this role, Bruno was the Director of Design of the information security company RedOwl, seeing the company through acquisition by Forcepoint. She holds a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons School of Design.

“Taylor is an excellent leader and customer advocate,” said Jon Blackwell, Chief Product Officer of SoLo Funds. “Not only will she tighten the focus on user experience within our product, but also help strengthen our customer-centric culture within the company.”

Design quality is often overlooked in an early startup’s life cycle, and Taylor’s consumer-centric focus will accelerate SoLo’s growth by improving features that enhance both the lender and borrower experience. SoLo’s users will directly benefit from improved transparency prior to making important financial decisions and by having access to relevant information instantly.

In her role at SoLo, Bruno will lead the design team while working alongside product, engineering, and marketing to roll out improved features.

About SoLo Funds

Launched in 2018, SoLo Funds is a peer-to-peer lending platform that allows people seeking small-dollar loans to borrow from other individuals with means. It connects lenders and borrowers for the purpose of providing instant affordable access to small-dollar loans. To learn more about SoLo Funds, visit https://solofunds.com/.

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Contacts

Treble
Laura Asendio
(512) 960-8222
solo@treblepr.com