Pagaya Technologies Ltd. (“Pagaya”), a financial technology company that enables financial institutions to expand access to more customers through its partnerships and artificial intelligence network, today announced the appointment of Leslie Gillin, former President of Chase Co-Brand Cards, CMO of Citi's Global Consumer Bank and, most recently, CMO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., as its Chief Growth Officer.
This hire reinforces Pagaya’s commitment to double down on serving all of its partners at scale.
Pagaya continues to bring on talent to execute its mission to enable better financial outcomes for our partners and their customers. Today’s news comes on the heels of the company's recent announcement that it had entered into a business combination agreement with special purpose acquisition company EJF Acquisition Corp., which values the combined company at an estimated enterprise value of approximately $8.5 billion at closing.
"Leslie is a proven leader with a successful track record of building high-performing teams, growing businesses, and having a customer-first mindset,” said Gal Krubiner, Pagaya’s co-founder and CEO. “At this stage in our company's growth, it's essential that we continue investing in top-performing leadership to positively influence our innovations and deliver even stronger solutions for both our partners and the customers they serve. She is the ideal person to lead Pagaya’s efforts on a grander scale.”
As Pagaya's first Chief Growth Officer, Leslie Gillin will initially focus on building upon Pagaya's partnerships in the banking and financial industry. She will oversee business development, partnerships, marketing, and will lead growth for not just the company, but for all of its partners.
“Pagaya’s unique, innovative approach to expanding access to credit, through its partners, truly sets the company apart. I am committed to ensuring every partner, and its customers, benefit from our solutions,” said Pagaya’s Chief Growth Officer, Leslie Gillin. "After 30 years of working for some of the best financial institutions in the industry, I am so excited to bring the power of Pagaya’s data-rich technology capabilities, coupled with its unique business funding model, to further accelerate bringing more deserving customers of our partners into the mainstream economy."