People and Culture
Tell us a little bit about yourself! Where are you from and where do you live currently?
I grew up in Frankfort, Kentucky before going to college in South Carolina. I then spent a year abroad teaching English in Aix-en-Provence, France, before moving to NYC. I picked NYC having never visited before. I assumed (correctly, thankfully) that NYC would have good job opportunities and would be a forward-thinking enough place to come out safely.
When did you start at Even and what is your current role? Describe your team and how it fits into the company.
I started at Even in March 2019 on the Partner Solutions team, managing our savings/banking partners at the time. Since then, I have become the lead for the Partner Solutions Demand team and grew it from the scrappy, two-person operation it was to the incredible team of eight that it is today.
My team manages our relationships with all demand partners, except life insurance carriers, (a diverse set of companies, both fintechs and more traditional financial institutions, offering consumer financial services across loans, credit cards, and savings) with the majority of our time focused on lenders. Given the importance of our lender relationships, we work really hard to keep those relationships strong and grow the total number of consumers that use their loan products.
My favorite aspect of working with our partners is helping them develop new products for underserved consumer segments. Given our experience and breadth of network connectivity, we can help lenders evolve their products to better address underserved consumers, and work with our partners to build new products for that segment is highly rewarding.
What is your favorite thing about working at Even?
I've never worked at a company that is so acutely focused on its employees and each of our wellbeing and growth - and I'm not talking about vanity perks like a ping pong table or bean bag chairs. Our leadership doesn't have to tell us they care and they don't have to codify how they invest in each of us; it shows in the way we are provided flexibility and agency to bring initiatives to fruition. It shows in the camaraderie we have across teams and among various tenures and levels of seniority. It is seen in the way leadership solicits feedback from the company and acts on it.
What has been your biggest accomplishment or crowning achievement working at Even so far?
I take a lot of pride in contributing to the success of my team members. Whether it's growing an account, leading a new product initiative, or working through a career path plan to transition to another role in the company, the continued growth of each individual on my team is what brings me to work every day.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time for hobbies?
Have you ever had a brunch that turned into dinner?
I spend a lot of time out - I'm not much of a homebody. That might mean dinner, or drinks, or drag shows, and sometimes all three.
I love board games, cards, and video games (I main Zelda in Smash) but I need to play with a competitive crowd; winning is fun. On the weekends, I play in a 1000+ person volleyball league and can always be found afterwards slurping back a frozen margarita (irrespective of the weather) at New York's hottest club (it's not), Gymbar.
I've also recently gotten back into reading. I am waiting very patiently for the next volume of my favorite manga, Jujutsu Kaisen to come out. In the meantime, I'm about to finish Dune and Crying in H Mart.
What words of advice or encouragement would you have for a prospective Even employee?
3 things: Invest in your coworkers (superiors, laterals, and reports) and they will invest back. Ask for help, and give help with joy when asked. Finally, don't set meetings on my calendar before 9:30am.
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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.