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Raul Vazquez  

CEO of Oportun

Raul Vazquez is the CEO of Oportun, a Silicon Valley-based financial technology company that leverages advanced data analytics and technology to provide affordable, credit-building loans to U.S. Hispanics who have limited or no credit history. The company’s centralized data analytics system calculates each loan applicant’s ability to repay, approves those loans the company believes can be paid back, and sets loan amounts and terms to fit individual budgets. Customer account information is also reported to credit bureaus to help customers establish credit history. Between 2006 and 2015, Oportun helped more than 689,000 customers by disbursing more than $2.2 billion through more than 1.3 million small dollar loans.

Raul came to Oportun in 2012 after almost nine years at Walmart in various senior leadership roles, including EVP and President of Walmart West, President and CEO of Walmart.com, and EVP of Global eCommerce for developed markets.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of Staples, Inc. and is a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council. Mr. Vazquez is a graduate of Stanford University with BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering and earned an MBA at the University of Pennsylvania.

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