Credibly Hires Former CIO of FBI to Drive Information Technology Strategy

Credibly, a small and medium-sized business lending platform, announced on Tuesday it has hired Jerome Pender to drive its information technology strategy. According to the online lender, Lender is a seasoned professional more than three decades of experience in information technology. He has experience in business systems, enterprise architecture, technology, and governance.

Prior to joining Credibly, Pender was the Chief Information Officer, Operating Partner, and Managing Director at Z Capital Partners. He also spent more than a decade at the FBI, serving as Chief Information Officer and Executive Assistant Director, as well as Deputy Assistant Director. Before the FBI, he held several leadership positions at UBS AG. Earlier in his career, Pender was leading Information Technology teams at the United States Air Force. Speaking about Pender’s appointment, Ryan Rosett, Credibly’s Founder and Co-CEO, stated:

“Jerry is an innovative thought leader with a proven track record of leading successful IT initiatives at established organizations. His background, leadership skills, and focus on process improvement will prove to be invaluable as we continue to build out the technology offerings that allow Credibly to best meet the needs of small businesses nationwide.”

Pender will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Troy, Michigan and manage a team of technology professionals in Michigan, New York, and offshore. He added:

“Credibly already has world class data science capabilities and top-tier risk analytics. I’m excited to join such a dynamic company that is already a leader in the fintech SMB space”.

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