Intuit is happy to announce CFO Neil Williams will be joining the board of directors for Oportun, a mission-driven financial services company that provides personal loans to people with little or no credit history. Williams, who is best known for serving as Chief Financial Officer of Intuit since 2008, recently announced that he would be stepping down from that role in January 2018.
Oportun CEO Raul Vazquez said he was grateful that Williams had agreed to join Oportun’s board of directors. “Neil brings so much to the Oportun board. In addition to having nearly three decades of experience at financial services companies like Visa and Intuit, Neil has an acute understanding of the challenges our customers face every day,” said Vazquez. “We know that he will make an important contribution to our mission.”
“I grew up in Mississippi and have seen how hard it is for people to respond to unforeseen difficulties or opportunities when they are living paycheck to paycheck and have neither savings nor access to credit,” said Williams. “According to the CFPB, there are an estimated 45 million people in the United States who have little or no credit history. Oportun has the proprietary scoring engine and business model necessary to lend them the money they need so they can establish credit and build a better future. I’m looking forward to serving as board member and doing my part to help Oportun address this important social need.”