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Online Lenders Alliance Adds Three to Board of Directors

By August 17, 2020May 9th, 2024No Comments

WASHINGTON (August 17, 2020)—The Online Lenders Alliance (OLA) announced today the addition of three members to its Board of Directors, which is charged with advising, governing, overseeing policy and direction, and assisting with the leadership and general promotion of the organization. Effective immediately, James Celli, Susan Perlmutter, and Sam Spratt will join OLA’s Board.

James Celli is the founder and CEO of LoanPaymentPro, bringing a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. LoanPaymentPro is a fintech leader in payment acceptance technology, developed by experienced lenders for lenders and utilizing proprietary patent pending technology to develop a compliant and cost-effective Bankcard, ACH, and RCC/Check21 acceptance platform for both brick and mortar and online lenders.

Susan Perlmutter is the Chief Revenue Officer of REPAY, where she oversees the company’s overall sales and marketing strategy. Her role includes forging integrative partnerships with providers of loan management and dealer management systems and other enterprise technologies. She is also charged with architecting and implementing new payments solutions, such as IVR systems and pay-by-text.

Sam Spratt is the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Chip Financial, an online lending company owned by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota. Blue Chip Financial owns Spotloan, an online lending product established in 2012 that has provided more than 675,000 loans to hundreds of thousands of Americans.

“We are fortunate to have an experienced and talented Board of Directors that brings a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds to our work expanding financial products to underserved Americans and promoting innovation in financial services,” said Mary Jackson, CEO of the Online Lenders Alliance. “James, Susan, and Sam will all be assets to our organization and the online lending ecosystem will be strengthened with the addition of their leadership and input.” 

With these additions, OLA’s Board of Directors now includes 19 industry leaders.

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