People and Culture
Weifang Zhu is the Chief Operating Officer of Engine by MoneyLion where she is responsible for overseeing multiple functions ranging from Data Science to Finance & Operations.
Tell us a little bit about yourself! Where are you from and where do you live currently?
I grew up all around the east coast and midwest - currently residing in New York but like to call Ohio my childhood home!
I have a very energetic frenchie named Oliver who I bring to the office occasionally. He loves to run around and sniff every crevice and every corner of the office for hidden snacks. I also have a very supportive partner who feeds me and keeps me alive during the busy periods at work.
When did you start at Engine by MoneyLion and what is your current role? Describe your team and how it fits into the company.
I have been at Engine by MoneyLion since October 2018 and I am the Chief Operating Officer. I oversee the Data Science, Business Intelligence, Finance and Operations, and Governance, Risk and Compliance functions at Engine by MoneyLion. It may seem like many different functional areas, but I like to think of my role as finding ways to ingrain data into the decision making and operational structure of every core operational function at Engine by MoneyLion, making sure we build systems in a well thought out way to maximally empower our people and support high velocity decision making. My teams do this by supporting the company and our customers with on demand insights and predictions, and also by establishing thoughtful policies that lead to flexibility and adaptivity in our core financial, legal and security operations.
What is your favorite thing about working at Engine by MoneyLion?
First, the people! Everyone here is not only brilliant intellectually, but also chill enough to grab a meal with after work. I love all the hobbies that people take part in - from hot sauce making to kombucha brewing to making art and smoking meats, it’s all great.
Second, there is no end to the new and interesting problems that you see at Engine by MoneyLion and that you are empowered to tackle and handle (with support). It’s quite unique for a startup to sit at the intersection of so many interesting market dynamics in finance, and oftentimes we are at the forefront of innovation helping our partners engage their consumers with finance for the first time, or launch new financial products. I’ve learned so much here, and I still feel like I’m learning, which is good!
What has been your biggest accomplishment or crowning achievement working at Engine by MoneyLion so far?
One of the top accomplishments is definitely how proud I am of everything my department (Growth and Operations) has been able to accomplish in two to three short years with a small, but mighty team. We’ve adapted relentlessly to changes in the company, the market and the world (hello, COVID) in the past three years, and yet we can still take a moment to enjoy and laugh together while simultaneously crushing our quarterly goals. I can’t think of a better team to work with, and I am especially grateful for the support that each and every one of my team members has provided to me over the years.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time for hobbies?
I love to dote on my doggo, and buy him way too many treats - though, I’m not sure if that counts as a hobby. I also spend my free time traveling to remote countries and scuba diving. I’m currently working on completing a multi-year trip through the silk road, and looking forward to when things fully open up again!
(Diving in a cenote in Mexico)
What words of advice or encouragement would you have for a prospective Engine by MoneyLion employee?
We love working with smart, hungry individuals that want to GSD. You should also have a sense of humor :). We’d love to hear from you!
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MoneyLion’s consumer and enterprise businesses were recognized as winners of Benzinga’s 2022 Global Fintech Awards at this year’s Fintech Deal Day
New York, December 14, 2022-- MoneyLion Inc. (“MoneyLion”) (NYSE: ML), the go-to destination for personalized financial content, products and advice, is proud to announce that it has been named “Best Financial Literacy Tool” at Benzinga’s 2022 Global Fintech Awards. MoneyLion’s enterprise business, Even Financial, was also named as the winner for “Best API.”
MoneyLion and Even Financial were honored alongside other top Fintechs, banks, research companies and more. MoneyLion’s consumer business continues to push financial literacy through innovative and personalized content. With the MoneyLion app, users can view personalized financial content in short-form video format and receive personalized financial product recommendations such as loans, insurance and investing. As MoneyLion’s enterprise offering, Even Financial digitally connects and matches consumers with real-time personalized product recommendations from banks, insurance carriers, and Fintech companies on mobile apps, websites and other digital touchpoints through its financial product search engine and Embedded Finance Marketplace technology. This technology powers both the MoneyLion Marketplace, in the MoneyLion app, as well as more than 1,000 enterprise partners.
“We’re thrilled MoneyLion’s consumer and enterprise businesses were recognized by Benzinga,” said Dee Choubey, Co-Founder and CEO of MoneyLion. “Both awards showcase MoneyLion’s every time you money approach to helping our customers. The financial literacy gap is a huge problem for millions of Americans and we remain committed to reducing its effects through engaging, informative content and key partnerships designed to bring an elevated educational experience to all.”
These awards follow the October announcement of MoneyLion University, where MoneyLion launched its latest initiative aimed at closing the gap in money and financial education across the United States.
“We could not be more pleased with Benzinga’s recognition of our company’s API technology,” stated Phill Rosen, CEO and Founder of Even Financial. “Our technology natively integrates real-time credit decisions and product recommendations from the industry’s largest network of connected financial services providers, offering access and choice to consumers searching for financial products. Our elegant Embedded Finance Marketplace, API and search engine enable any company to add trusted, personalized financial products and services to their business, reaching people when and where they need it.”
Even Financial has been named a listmaker for the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards for the last two years and was a previous award winner. In 2021, Even was selected as a listmaker for Best API and, in 2020, selected as a listmaker for both Best API and Best API Platform. In 2019, Even was awarded the Benzinga Rocky Award.
The annual Benzinga Global Fintech Awards take pride in recognizing and honoring the companies and individuals who are propelling the Fintech and financial services industry forward with the most impressive technology advancements and innovations. A panel of industry experts from a wide range of companies reviewed and judged the nominations. Winners were announced at Benzinga’s Fintech Deal Day on December 8, 2022, where MoneyLion’s Chief Customer Officer Cynthia Kleinbaum spoke on the panel, Expert Growth Hacks For Reaching Underserved Markets.
About MoneyLion MoneyLion is the go-to destination for personalized financial content, products and advice. MoneyLion’s mission is to rewire the financial system to positively change the path of every hard-working American. MoneyLion uses its proprietary data advantage and technology to empower its customers. MoneyLion engages and educates its customers with daily, hyper-personalized money-related and money-adjacent content that is delivered through each customer’s own content feed. MoneyLion provides its customers a full suite of financial and non-financial solutions, bundling its proprietary, low-cost financial products with products that are offered through its marketplace technology and network affiliate partners. MoneyLion also leverages its distinct data, technology, and network advantages to deliver leading embedded finance and marketplace solutions for enterprise customers. Since its founding in 2013, MoneyLion has empowered millions of Americans to take control of their finances and live their best financial life, every day.
For more information about the company, visit https://www.moneylion.com/ and https://www.evenfinancial.com. For investor information and updates, visit investors.moneylion.com and follow @MoneyLionIR on Twitter.
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New York, Jan. 11, 2023 -- Even Financial ("Even"), an independent subsidiary of MoneyLion Inc. (NYSE: ML), and a leading embedded finance marketplace platform, is proud to announce that it was honored in Built In’s “2023 Best Places To Work” Awards. Specifically, Even earned a place on the Hybrid Best Places to Work in New York.
The Best Places to Work Awards, now in its fifth year, honors companies across numerous categories, sizes, remote-first employers as well as in person and hybrid working companies across the U.S.
Built In determines the winners of Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation and benefits, and also weighs criteria like remote and flexible work opportunities, as well as other people-first cultural offerings.
This announcement follows Even’s recent win at the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards for “Best API.”
About Even Financial
Even is the industry-leading embedded financial marketplace and independent subsidiary of MoneyLion Inc. (“MoneyLion”) (NYSE: ML). MoneyLion is a leading digital financial services and lifestyle content platform serving both consumer and enterprise customers. As part of MoneyLion’s enterprise offering, Even digitally connects and matches consumers with real-time, personalized financial product recommendations from banks, insurance carriers, and fintech companies on mobile apps, websites, and other digital touchpoints through its marketplace technology. Even's infrastructure leverages machine learning and advanced data science to solve a significant pain point in financial services customer acquisition, seamlessly bridging financial services providers (such as SoFi) and channel partners (such as TransUnion) via its industry-leading API and embedded finance marketplaces. Even enables any company to add financial products to its business, with full compliance and security at scale. Even was named one of "America's Best Startup Employers'' by Forbes for 2022 and was named to the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, which recognizes the fastest growing tech companies in the world. Learn more at www.evenfinancial.com and investors.moneylion.com.