Credibly Hires Jerome Pender, Former CIO of the FBI, to Drive Technology Strategy With a Focus on Speed, Innovation, and Security

Credibly, a leading FinTech SMB lending platform, announced today the
hiring of Jerome Pender to drive the vision, strategy, and roadmap for
Credibly’s information technology.

Mr. Pender is a seasoned professional with over three decades of
experience. Throughout his career he has leveraged his knowledge of
business systems, enterprise architecture, technology, and governance to
streamline organizational workflows, improve costs, and drive corporate
strategies, while maintaining the highest level of security and risk

“Jerry is an innovative thought leader with a proven track record of
leading successful IT initiatives at established organizations,” said
Ryan Rosett, Credibly’s Founder and Co-CEO. “His background, leadership
skills, and focus on process improvement will prove to be invaluable as
we continue to build out the technology offerings that allow Credibly to
best meet the needs of small businesses nationwide.”

Mr. Pender will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Troy,
Michigan and manage a team of technology professionals in Michigan, New
York, and offshore. “Credibly already has world class data science
capabilities and top-tier risk analytics“ said Pender. “I’m excited to
join such a dynamic company that is already a leader in the fintech SMB

Before joining Credibly, Pender was the Chief Information Officer,
Operating Partner, and Managing Director at Z Capital Partners. Prior to
that, he spent over a decade at the FBI, serving as Chief Information
Officer and Executive Assistant Director, as well as Deputy Assistant
Director. Before the FBI, he held several leadership positions at UBS
AG. Earlier in his career, Pender was leading Information Technology
teams at the United States Air Force.

Pender received his Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University and
his B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy. He is CISSP certified
and FAC-Project Management (Senior) certified.

About Credibly

Credibly is a Data Science-driven FinTech lending platform which
improves the speed, cost, experience, and choice of capital to SMBs. The
company provides balance sheet, syndication, and off-balance sheet
funding options, while offering its partners access to its robust data
science capabilities.

Founded in 2010, Credibly has funded more than $700MM to over 16,000
SMBs while maintaining a strong emphasis on risk management and a
culture of compliance. In 2017 Credibly was successful in acquiring the
servicing rights of another alternative lender’s $250MM portfolio.
Credibly was selected because of its proven approach to measuring and
managing risk.

Credibly’s headquarters are in Troy, Michigan, with offices in New York,
New York and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit

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