Credit Sesame strengthens its management team

Credit Sesame brings in a new leadership team to implement the next evolution of its financial wellness platform.

SAN FRANCISCO, September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Financial wellness platform Credit Sesame today announced the composition of its leadership team. After extensive research, the leaders assembled in 2021 and 2022 are joining the company at a time when credit and financial well-being have never been more important to consumers.

Adrian NazariFounder and CEO of Credit Sesame, said, “Credit Sesame has always been driven by a commitment to helping people improve their credit and financial well-being. Our new management team is uniquely qualified to bridge the chasm between credit wellness and banking. – present in today’s market. These talented individuals are passionate, driven and bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives ranging from fintech and banking to technology and gaming. We have assembled an impressive team that will enable us to innovate and fulfill our mission of making credit and financial well-being accessible to all.”

Bronwyn Syiek joined as president of Credit Sesame. Previously, she served as President of NASDAQ-listed QuinStreet, a pioneering online marketing and media company focused on deep expertise in select industry verticals, including financial services. She is a seasoned leader with deep technology expertise and a proven track record of scaling high-performance organizations. She was a non-executive director of International Personal Finance, a UK listed company, and is currently a non-executive director of Oxford University Hurry. Previously, Bronwyn was Director of Business Development and Strategy at De La Rue and spent over 10 years in investment banking and consulting at McKinsey. Bronwyn said: “I am delighted to be working alongside my friend Adrian Nazari and was drawn to Credit Sesame’s mission to help all people improve their financial well-being. Credit Sesame’s incredible growth story has already helped millions of our clients achieve greater financial well-being. I believe we are in a unique position to achieve our goal through a deep understanding of customers, the analysis and application of proprietary data, artificial intelligence and unparalleled credit expertise in the market.”

Marcus Beisel joined as Chief Product Officer to drive product vision, strategy and innovation. Marcus brings over 20 years of experience in financial services and technology. Prior to Credit Sesame, Marcus held a number of leadership roles, including Head of Product Design and Research at LendingClub, Senior Vice President of Strategy for Wells Fargo’s Consumer Lending Division, and CIO of the consumer group at Intuit, which included TurboTax, Mint and Quicken. Marcus commented, “Credit Sesame was the first fintech company to offer consumers free access to their complete credit profile and credit-building digital banking service in a single app. We focus on user-friendly design, helpful advice and quick payback. The goal is to provide a customer experience that brings both utility and pleasure.”

Tim Kamienski joins Credit Sesame as Chief Marketing Officer to guide the company’s brand marketing vision, strategy and organization. Tim brings a wealth of experience as a brand storyteller, growth driver and capacity builder. Tim’s previous experience includes Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment where he was Vice President of Marketing for a portfolio of games based on iconic brands across DC, Harry Potter, Mortal Kombat and LEGO. Previously, Tim held various senior marketing positions at PlayStation and Electronic Arts, creating marketing, brand and product strategies for global brands such as Uncharted, The Last of Us, The Sims and SimCity. Tim said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s most loved brands and jumped at the chance to lead the next chapter in the incredible Credit Sesame brand story.

David Bagatelle joins Crédit Sésame as Chief Banking Officer. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and executive in the banking and financial services industry. Previously, David held a number of senior leadership positions including Director of Banking and Revenue at Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc., President of Middle Market Banking at CIT Group, Executive Vice President and President of New York metropolitan markets at Sterling National Bank. He was one of three executives who founded Signature Bank, serving as Executive Vice President, a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee, and President and CEO of Signature Securities. David said: “I have been in banking for over 30 years. Money, credit, and banking are intertwined, with spending and saving playing an important role in the ability to achieve financial health and stability. I’m excited to build on our successful banking services which include Sesame Cash and Credit Builder.”

About Sesame Credit

Credit Sesame is a financial wellness platform, leveraging the latest technology, AI, and analytics to help consumers improve their credit and financial health and create better opportunities for themselves and their families. Credit Sesame has helped millions of consumers improve their credit scores, increase their chances of approval, lower their cost of credit, and save money. Good credit health leads to better financial health and stability, and with Sesame Cash and credit banking services, Credit Sesame helps accelerate consumer credit and financial well-being all in one place. Credit Sesame is funded by leading institutional and strategic investors. It currently operates in the United States and Canada. For more information on Sesame Credit, visit www.creditsesame.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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