National Funding, a large private lenders of small business loans, today announced that Torrie Inouye has been named the company’s president. Inouye will report directly to Founder and CEO Dave Gilbert.
“Torrie has played a critical role in our success to date, and her appointment as president is a natural extension of the work she has already taken on,” said National Funding CEO Dave Gilbert. “As our Big Data capabilities and services evolve, National Funding is uniquely poised to strengthen our position in the FinTech industry. We trust Torrie to lead our company through its next growth phase.”
National Funding has provided nearly $1.5 billion in capital for over 25,000 businesses nationwide, and has experienced a 172% revenue growth surge over the past three years, bringing into focus the need for a leader of overall business operations. Inouye was promoted from EVP of Data & Analytics. The company’s management team saw Inouye as a natural fit for president as she has already taken on a major leadership role within the company, according to the release. As EVP of Data & Analytics, Stanford grad Inouye worked closely with the company’s executive team to further leverage data to drive profitable customer acquisition growth and to increase operational efficiencies in underwriting.
“It is an honor to be appointed to president after watching the company grow from a pioneering alternative lender to become one of the nation’s leading FinTech providers,” said Inouye. “I am very excited about this industry and our company’s role in its growth. I look forward to overseeing the business operations and will continue to drive innovation of our proprietary technology and analytics platform to foster continued growth.”
Prior working at National Funding, Inouye was Staff Business Analyst at Intuit, where she led a team of analysts in the Turbo Tax division and earlier served in analytics posts at Union Bank.