OppFi Appoints Pamela Johnson as Chief Financial Officer
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– OppFi Inc. (NYSE: OPFI) (“OppFi” or the “Company”), a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help the everyday consumer gain access to credit, today announced the appointment of Ms. Pamela (“Pam”) Johnson as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.
Johnson joined OppFi as Chief Accounting Officer in 2021. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer for more than 10 years at consumer finance companies Heights Finance Corporation and Pioneer Financial Services. Johnson also served nine years in accounting with a large, regional bank. She began her career in public accounting at KPMG.
Johnson will replace Mr. Shiven Shah, who served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer for five years and helped bring OppFi to the public markets. Mr. Shah has agreed to serve in an advisory role through the end of the second quarter of 2022 to ensure a seamless transition.
“Pam has a proven track record within our industry and we believe her strategic and financial leadership experience will be highly valuable to OppFi in her new role as Chief Financial Officer as we continue on our mission for financial inclusion,” said Todd Schwartz, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OppFi. “During the past year, Pam has been instrumental leading and building our accounting department.”
“Shiven’s contributions to OppFi have been immeasurable, during a time of exceptional growth and our listing on the NYSE,” continued Schwartz. “Shiven has been a trusted partner and friend of the Company for the past five years, and we are fortunate to have had him leading the finance organization at OppFi. We wish him much success in his future endeavors.”
“I want to sincerely thank the Schwartz family for their confidence in me to be a part of this incredible journey during the past five years,” said Shah. “I remain very excited about OppFi’s future and will continue to be a long-term supporter of the Company. Having partnered closely with Pam during the past year, I have full confidence that she will successfully lead the Company’s finance organization in its next chapter.”
OppFi (NYSE: OPFI) is a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help the everyday consumer gain access to credit. Through its unwavering commitment to customer service, OppFi helps consumers who are turned away by mainstream options build better financial health. The Company has been an Inc. 5000 company for six straight years, a three-time Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, and the seventh fastest-growing company in Chicagoland in 2021 by Crain’s Chicago Business. The Company was listed on the Forbes America 2021 list of America’s Best Startup Employers and Built In’s 2022 Best Places to Work in Chicago. OppFi maintains an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and maintains a 4.8/5 star rating with more than 19,000 online customer reviews, making it one of the top customer-rated financial platforms online. For more information, please visit oppfi.com.
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