Marketplace lending speakers
Senior Business Consultant
With more than 20 years experience in banking and finance, Gavin brings a deep understanding of both the issues facing clients and the practical challenges involved in implementing solutions. For more than half of his career Gavin held senior leadership positions with a large regional bank, gaining experience in commercial and small business strategy, SBA lending, credit and risk management and sales. Gavin has guided organizations through strategic change initiatives and regulatory and supervisory oversight issues. During his banking tenure, Gavin had responsibility for implementing a range of Experian solutions and has spoken at Experian’s annual Vision Conference. Previously Gavin worked in the business leasing, agricultural and construction equipment sectors in sales and credit management roles.
Statistical Business Specialist Consultant
Pete Bolin is a Managing Consultant for Experian Business Information Services (BIS). Pete has been with Experian since 2006, and currently consults with clients and partners on a wide variety of opportunities including; proof of concept tests; score validations; product development; portfolio profiling; marketing, risk, and trend analysis using business credit data.
Previously, Pete designed, delivered, and provided best-in-class client consultation for Experian Consumer Information Services (CIS) analytical engagements, including decision tool and strategy implementation and monitoring, statistical scoring, business intelligence, data quality, and analytical product/solution development using consumer credit data.
Additionally, Pete consulted with Experian Consumer Direct (ECD) on new product development, scorecard implementation, and data analysis for use in public relation initiatives. Prior to joining Experian, Pete was a Senior Analyst at Ameriquest Mortgage Services responsible for forecasting, risk analysis, and reporting. Pete has over 12 years of experience in both commercial and consumer lending with such companies as Bank of America, Toyota Motor Credit, and ITT Commercial Finance.
Pete holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Sonoma State University.
Vice President of Strategy, Partnership and Business Development
Erik Brue is the Vice President of Strategy, Partnership and Business Development for Experian’s Credit Information Services (CIS) business. Erik leads a team of business development professionals focused on partnerships, alternative data and broader strategic initiatives for CIS, bringing an even stronger commitment to Experian’s partners and other business development opportunities with a specific focus on emerging and alternative data. Prior to his current role, Erik led the Specialized Sales Channel, which manages the majority of Experian’s reseller relationships. Leveraging their deep expertise, Erik’s team offered a consultative problem-solving approach to help these partners manage risk and grow their business effectively in markets where Experian doesn’t typically participate. Erik received a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law in Boston, Mass. and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.
Senior Director of Risk Scoring, Trended Data Solutions and Collections
As Senior Director of Risk Scoring, Trended Data Solutions and Collections at Experian, Paul DeSaulniers is responsible for leading all of the Risk Scoring businesses, Experian’s Trended Data solutions, as well as Collections products. He focuses on utilizing data assets to solve clients’ challenges and developing specific strategies to effectively integrate scoring and data into clients’ decisioning systems. DeSaulniers brings strong product and industry knowledge with his experience in the financial services industry, data businesses, offering a deep understanding of risk management and credit policy. Prior to joining Experian in 2011, DeSaulniers served as Director of Credit Risk Decisioning at LexisNexis. He has 17 years of experience working in the financial services industry where he has successfully led several business units at Ascend One and Think Finance. DeSaulniers has a duel degree with a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in finance from Goldey-Beacom College. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Towson University. He is also a veteran of the US Army’s Special Forces.
Senior Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs
Tony Hadley is Senior Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy for the Experian Group of companies where he has led the regulatory agenda relating to consumer reporting, financial markets, direct marketing and advertising, e-commerce, and privacy for 15 years. He advises the Experian Global Risk Management Council on such activities in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Tony represents Experian before a number of trade groups and alliances. These include the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA), the Consumer Data Industry Association, the Internet Advertising Bureau, the Internet Alliance, the US Chamber of Commerce, the American Financial Services Association, the Consumer Bankers Association, and the US Chamber of Commerce. Tony is Chairman of the National Business Coalition on E-commerce and Privacy. Tony previously led the Government Affairs program for a national trade association, worked as a press secretary and legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, and was a Presidential Management Intern, class of 1980.
Vice President, Analytics and Business Development
Michele Raneri is the Vice President of Analytics and Business Development at Experian. In this role, she manages teams of analysts and consultants who use quantitative analytics to demonstrate value of Experian’s Consumer, Commercial and Affinity solutions. Key areas of responsibilities are scoring, segmentation, portfolio benchmarking, and thought leadership. In addition, she manages the mortgage business development, where she is responsible for evaluating the value of new data and assessment of new mortgage market opportunities. She is the Experian spokesperson regarding credit analytics, economic climate and credit trends. Raneri is an industry expert, who is a regular speaker at industry conferences and frequently quoted in the media. She currently sits on the Orange County Business Council Economic Forecast Committee. Prior to joining Experian, she worked at Citi Cards and most recently with Citi Mortgage as the Senior Director of Risk Analytics. Prior to Citi, Raneri was with Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines. While working in the airline industry, she managed the development of marketing databases, performed strategic planning and competitive analysis, and was also a part of the mergers and acquisitions team. Raneri has over 25 years of experience in disciplines including: analytics; database development; scoring; all cycles of credit lending; valuation; and pricing.
Director of Strategy and Business Development
Aaron Suplizio is responsible for strategy and business development for Consumer Information Services, with an emphasis on identifying market trends and opportunities within the rapidly evolving FinTech startup ecosystem. Prior to joining Experian in 2013, Suplizio spent over five years at Line 6, an innovative venture-backed music technology firm where he held several roles in product, marketing and corporate strategy. Suplizio had P&L responsibility for Line 6’s top revenue-producing segment—guitar amplification—and helped Line 6 surpass some of the world’s most prominent music brands to achieve #1 market share in the US for over three years. Before joining Line 6, Suplizio spent five years at Analysis Group, an economic consulting firm that provides economic, financial and strategic analysis and expert testimony to law firms, corporations and government agencies. During his tenure, Suplizio specialized in intellectual property, securities fraud, and antitrust cases in the pharmaceutical and software industries. Suplizio graduated from the College of William and Mary with a double-major in Physics and Mathematics, and received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. An accomplished electric bassist, Suplizio has collaborated and recorded with a diverse range of songwriters and artists from Dianne Warren to Victor Wooten to Weezer.
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