Senior Vice President of Strategy & Development

We are OppLoans

Growth with a Purpose 
OppLoans is one of the highest-rated online consumer finance platforms in the industry. As a high growth fintech company, we provide simple online financial products with an exceptional customer experience to middle income consumers who are turned away by traditional financial providers. We continue to experience significant growth year over year with profitable returns each year and employees have the opportunity to make an immediate impact as part of a growth stage, mission-driven company.

What you get to do: 

Reporting directly to the CEO with dotted line to CFO, the SVP Strategy and Development will spearhead research and development of potential new strategic initiatives as we grow from an extremely successful online lending marketplace to a multi-billion-dollar global, preeminent financial services platform. This leader will perform deep sectoral analyses across potential businesses and product extensions to recommend build/partner/buy decisions with conviction. Individual will build and lead a dedicated team to generate ideas on future growth initiatives to be delivered in the medium term.  This team will lead execution of new strategies which may include the recruiting of talent for new builds, executing partnership agreements, and executing M&A transactions.  This position is not for the faint of heart – must be willing to come into work every day to “blank sheets” of paper that morph into core strategic pillars of the firm’s strategy for the next decade. This role will have high Board of Director visibility.  

What you will bring to the team:

Ability to dissect vast, complex markets into actionable growth strategies for OppLoans. Leader will meticulously study products and industries to understand what current competitive environment looks like and how OppLoans can bring winning products to its customers. SVP Strategy must be able to take a stand with CEO and Board on what is best for the business.  This includes weighing growth, profitability, and risk to properly vet and prioritize potential opportunities. Candidates with deep management consulting or corporate development AND operating backgrounds will be best positioned for success.  Creativity in recognizing key market gaps and arbitrage opportunities for OppLoans to exploit is a must.  Finally, candidates with a deep network of senior relationships in financial services will have greatest chance of success in the role.    

Why OppLoans?

Employees Love Working Here
With a dynamic startup culture and great benefits, we’ve attracted top talent and boast one of the most engaged offices in the country. In 2019, Opploans was named an Inc. 500 company for four straight years, as well as the fourth fastest-growing Chicagoland company by Crain’s Chicago Business. We also received the 86th spot on the Deloitte Fast 500 and are named one of the best companies to work for in the nation by Glassdoor two years in a row. Check out our Glassdoor reviews to see why our employees love us!


Customers love our product
OppLoans is committed to delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. Don’t believe us? See what our customers are saying on Google and the BBB! We were also named a number one personal lender by Lending Tree, and a “Leader in Quality and Innovation” by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (FinX). 

Benefits

OppLoans is an equal opportunity employer. OppLoans does not discriminate against any applicant for employment due to age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, or any other protected class.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to support you inside and outside of work as you grow your career with us. Some of these benefits include a 401(k) matching program, paid vacation policy, free PPO medical option with BCBS for Employee Only Plans, dental, vision, and accident coverage, free gym membership, discounted Divvy memberships & ClassPass fitness classes, CTA and Metra benefit programs, casual dress policy, subsidized daily lunches, a stocked kitchen with healthy snacks and drinks, an employee and peer recognition program, and intramural sports leagues. 

Our office is conveniently located in downtown Chicago with panoramic views of Millenium Park and Lake Michigan, with rooftop access. 


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