Oportun expands the management team with new key employees
Chief Product Officer, Irfan Ganchi, comes from Meta
Chief Technology Officer, Deepak Rao, comes from SoFi
SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT ), a mission-driven fintech and digital banking platform, today announced the addition of two key members to its leadership team, Irfan Ganchi, who will join as the company’s Chief Product Officer, and Deepak Rao, Oportun’s new Chief Technology Officer. Both new additions will report directly to Oportun’s CEO, Raul Vazquez.
Irfan Ganchi joins Oportun from Meta, where Ganchi was responsible for product management of B2C services marketplaces, Ecosystem Growth & AdTech products for Reality Labs, and most recently Fintech Platforms. Before Meta, Ganchi was a senior product manager at Uber and Amazon, among others. Ganchi holds a master’s degree in management science and engineering from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Osmania University.
Deepak Rao joins Oportun from SoFi, where he was VP of Engineering. Prior to SoFi, Rao spent nearly two decades at Microsoft in a variety of technology and leadership roles. Rao holds a master’s degree in computer engineering and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
“Selecting the right leaders for our product and technology organizations is important as we continue to expand our mission and provide our members with a comprehensive digital banking platform to serve their everyday borrowing, savings, budgeting and spending needs,” said Raul Vazquez. “In Deepak and Irfan, we have found highly experienced leaders with great vision and commitment to our mission of empowering all our members to build a better financial future, and we are all eager to start building together.”
Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT) is a digital banking platform that puts its 1.9 million members’ financial goals within reach. With intelligent loan, savings, budget and consumption options, Oportun gives members the confidence to build a better financial future. Since its inception, Oportun has provided more than $15.5 billion in responsible and affordable credit, saved members more than $2.3 billion in interest and fees, and helped our members save an average of more than $1,800 annually. For more information, visit Oportun.com.