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Noah Breslow has served as OnDeck’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board of directors since June 2012 and as our Chief Operating Officer from October 2011 to June 2012, our Chief Product Officer from October 2009 to September 2011, our Senior Vice President, Products and Technology from March 2008 to September 2009, and our Vice President, Products and Technology from June 2007 to February 2008. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr. Breslow was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Tacit Networks, Inc., a provider of wide area network optimization solutions, from December 2003 through January 2007. Mr. Breslow holds an S.B. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.
“The family-owned hardware store around the corner. Great selection and amazing service every time.“
James Hobson has served as OnDeck’s Chief Operating Officer since June 2012 and as our Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Platform Solutions from July 2011 to June 2012. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr. Hobson was with Iqor, Inc., a global business process outsourcing company, from November 2008 to July 2011, where he served in various executive positions, most recently as Senior Vice President, Technology Operations. Mr. Hobson holds a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School.
“My local ice-cream parlor where I take my kids in the summer.“
Howard Katzenberg has served as OnDeck’s Chief Financial Officer since June 2012 and has led our finance department since 2009. From March 2008 to October 2009, he served in various other financial and strategic roles for the Company. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr. Katzenberg was a consultant for Swift Financial Corporation, a small business lending firm, from December 2006 to January 2008. In addition, Mr. Katzenberg worked at American Express Company, where he worked in OPEN, its small business division, as well as the company’s venture capital group from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Katzenberg holds a B.S. in Business from Cornell University—Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
“The pizza restaurant by my parents' house – my family has been going there for years.“
Andrea Gellert serves as OnDeck’s Chief Marketing Officer, having led marketing at the company since November 2012. Prior to joining OnDeck, Ms. Gellert was Vice President of Client Services and Operations at Group Commerce Inc., an e-commerce platform for publishers, from September 2011 to October 2012. From July 2008 to September 2011, Ms. Gellert served as Vice President, Customer Experience and Retention, OPEN at American Express Company, a multinational financial services company. Ms. Gellert holds an A.B. in History and Literature from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
“The children's bookstore in my neighborhood – the staff knows everything about children's literature.“
Cory Kampfer serves as OnDeck’s Chief Legal Officer, having led the company’s legal department since November 2011. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr. Kampfer was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP from February 2007 to November 2011. Mr. Kampfer holds a B.B.A. in International Business from the University of Georgia, where he graduated First in Class, an M.B.A. from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.
“The family-owned bodega in my neighborhood. It has literally everything, and the owners are super friendly.“
Paul Rosen serves as OnDeck’s Chief Sales Officer, having led the sales team since May 2011. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr. Rosen was Vice President of Sales for Ovation Payroll Services, a payroll outsourcing company, from March 2003 to May 2011. Mr. Rosen holds a B.S. in Marketing from Illinois State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
“A local sports center where I take my kids to shoot hoops.“
Pamela Rice has served as OnDeck’s Senior Vice President of Technology since March 2014. Prior to joining OnDeck, Ms. Rice was an early senior technologist and led credit product development at Bill Me Later, Inc. from July 2005 until it was acquired by PayPal, Inc., a subsidiary of eBay, Inc. in October 2008. She led Credit Underwriting including Global Credit Technology at PayPal, Inc., from October 2008 to February 2014. Ms. Rice holds a B.A. from the University of Hawaii, an M.S. in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University and an Executive M.B.A. from Loyola University.
“My local doggie day care that pampers my dog on a daily basis.“
Krishna Venkatraman has served as OnDeck’s Senior Vice President of Analytics since October 2013. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr. Venkatraman was Chief Scientist at Calmsea, Inc., a provider of social customer analytics to digital marketers, from October 2012 to October 2013. From November 2008 to September 2012, Mr. Venkatraman was Director, Advanced Data Sciences, at Intuit Inc., a financial and tax preparation software company. Mr. Venkatraman holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune, India, an M.S. in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
“My neighborhood Italian restaurant – the owners are always friendly and welcoming.“
Rob Young is the Senior Vice President of International at OnDeck where he oversees all aspects of the company’s expansion to markets outside of the United States, including Canada and Australia. Prior to joining OnDeck, Rob was VP of Corporate Development & New Ventures at Wonga.com, a pioneer online consumer lender based in the UK, where he helped to scale the company to over $300M in annual revenues across a number of international markets. With an extensive background in technology and finance, Rob’s previous roles include leading the European operations of Orix Ventures, a venture finance and lending subsidiary of ORIX Corp (NYSE: IX), and serving as Chief Financial Officer at Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s most renowned early-stage technology venture capital firms. Rob holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Masters in Computer Science from the Queen’s University of Belfast.
“My dad was a lifelong entrepreneur. To this day my favorite Main Street business is our own family-named organic bakery, which operates throughout the eastern region of Ireland.“
Lorna Hagen is the Senior Vice President of People Operations at OnDeck. Lorna oversees all aspects of human resources, including talent recruitment and development, compensation and benefits. Hagen most recently served as the Vice President of Human Resources at ANN INC., an American group of specialty apparel retail chain stores for women, where she led the human resources and talent practices for LOFT, and the e-commerce division. Prior to that role, she was Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Management at Dow Jones, where she delivered a total re-build of the human resources functions across The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Factiva. Hagen holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from Cornell University and continued study in the field of industrial & labor relations at Cornell.
“My neighborhood Mexican restaurant – it's authentic, vibrant, and always welcoming.“
Zhengyuan Lu has served as OnDeck’s Senior Vice President of Capital Markets since April 2013. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr. Lu was the Managing Director of Capital Markets at Rangemark Investment Management from February 2009 to September 2012 when it was acquired by Gleacher & Company where he served as Managing Director of Asset Finance Banking until March 2013. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Managing Director and head of Structured Products at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Mr. Lu holds a B.S. in Economics and Computer Science from Middlebury College, and was elected Phi Beta Kappa.
“A family-owned sporting goods store in town – I take my kids there to get their sport equipment and uniforms.“
As Senior Vice President of Product at OnDeck, Gagan Kanjlia oversees the strategic vision of new and existing products for OnDeck’s small business clients. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr. Kanjila oversaw the build out of transformational digital products for the Auto Finance and Home Loans division at the Capital One Garage, an internal accelerator and incubator in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Kanjila holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Iowa.
“Family-owned restaurants are my favorite – they always have a certain charm I love.“
Jerome Hershey is the Vice President of Business Development at OnDeck. Hershey oversees general business strategy, develops new strategic partnerships and manages corporate development activities. Jerome has 14 years of corporate finance, deal structuring and private equity experience. Most recently, Jerome was a Vice President at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) where he focused on late-stage growth investing. Prior to TCV, he was a Senior Associate at Spectrum Equity Investors. At both TCV and Spectrum he invested nearly $500 million across the financial technology, software and business services sectors. He began his career in JPMorgan’s technology investment banking group. Jerome earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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