California fintech firm hires execs from Visa, Capital One and Conde Nast

The company has added a new chief people officer, chief marketing officer and chief risk officer

California fintech firm hires execs from Visa, Capital One and Conde Nast

San Francisco-based Fundbox, the AI-powered financial platform for small businesses, has announced three executive hires who previously worked at major corporations, such as Foster City, CA-based Visa, Capital One and Conde Nast, respectively.

As chief people officer, Rebecca Sachs will focus on developing Fundbox's high-performance culture and growing talent pool, overseeing all HR and people operations. With over 20 years of experience across HR, consulting and banking, Sachs served as global senior vice president of people at Conde Nast, where she built and executed talent management strategies as the company underwent a digital transformation and globalization. Prior to Conde Nast, she was vice president of HR at SiriusXM, where she positioned the company for its massive growth and led most merger integration efforts.

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In the role of chief marketing officer, Steve Greig (pictured center above) will build the Fundbox brand and accelerate growth, leading the brand, product and growth marketing and communications functions. Previously, he served as vice president of global marketing at Visa and played a critical role in driving success across brand strategy, product marketing, Olympics and FIFA sponsorships. Prior to Visa, Greig served as head of consumer marketing at The Heineken Company, where he led a team to build customer and consumer demand for brands including Foster's, Beck's and Newcastle Brown Ale.

As chief risk officer, Iskender Eguz will be responsible for Fundbox's lending decisions, fraud and credit loss mitigation and broader risk management oversight. He spent the past two decades at Capital One, where he held various leadership roles for two decades. Most recently, he led shared credit risk management and analytic capabilities for the business. He also previously served as general manager of small business lending, managing a cross-functional team of analysts, data scientists, product managers, underwriters, process and operations associates.

“I’m excited to welcome Iskender, Steve and Rebecca to our leadership team as we continue to build Fundbox into a successful and durable company,” Prashant Fuloria, CEO of Fundbox, said in a press release. “Not only are they strong functional leaders with deep domain expertise, they also are passionate about serving small businesses and resonate with our culture and values.”

Last year, Fundbox announced a Series D funding round of $100 million at a valuation of $1.1 billion. The financing was driven by the company's record-setting performance metrics, including crossing a $100 million annual revenue run rate, tripling new customer acquisition growth and expanding payment capabilities on its platform. Founded in 2013, Fundbox currently has more than 300 employees and offices in San Francisco, Dallas and Tel Aviv, Israel.

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