Tyson Kopczynski

Tyson is an industry leader with more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and technology. Since 2014, he has led Oportun’s cybersecurity, global security, and investigations teams. Previously, he was cofounder of the cybersecurity practice at Slalom Consulting and held leadership positions at Applied Materials and Convergent Computing. In addition to navigating the ever-changing security landscape, Tyson traverses mountains, rivers, and oceans as a devoted outdoorsman.

Trevor Wade

Trevor brings a wealth of experience from the agency world to her day-to-day operations as Oportun’s vice president of brand and content. In her previous position at branding and design firm Landor, she built and led the global marketing and public relations team and oversaw the company’s award-winning website, social media activity, content development, and communications. A Fulbright fellow with a PhD from the University of Chicago, Trevor loves a good tagline and has been spotted geeking out over grammar.

Stacy Newton

Stacy has led Oportun’s retail stores and operations since she joined the team in 2018, following two decades of leadership in retail and commercial banking. Her experience includes executive roles at Bank of America and SunTrust Bank, where she oversaw the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region. When not on the road, Stacy enjoys adventures with her family and exploring the monumental attractions of the metro D.C. area.

Seher Banwari

With more than 15 years of financial services experience, Seher developed Oportun’s internal audit program and focuses on the company’s second line risk management functions as the vice president for compliance and enterprise risk. Before joining Oportun in 2016, Seher led internal audit and SOX compliance teams at Fannie Mae. At home, Seher mentors college-bound high schoolers and watches too much HGTV, and in her free time, globetrots with the latest murder mysteries.

Sarah Livnat

Sarah has been with Oportun since 2008 and currently leads communications, community engagement, and impact efforts. Prior to joining the Oportun team, she managed trust and safety products and programs at PayPal. Sarah puts her talents to good use outside the office as a founding member of Listos Mountain View, a nonprofit community support network for immigrant families in Mountain View, California.

Robin Lykins

Robin brings more than two decades of leadership experience in human resources and organizational development to her role as chief people officer at Oportun. She has demonstrated transformational leadership at high-growth tech companies such as Verifone, where she served as senior vice president and chief people officer. Robin has also led teams at RMS, MegaPath, CEL, Trazar Corporation, and Etec Systems. She is an avid crafter and fashion enthusiast.

Ram Ramaswamy

Ram leads the engineering, architecture, and quality assurance teams at Oportun. With more than a decade of experience at both startups and large companies, Ram focuses on Oportun’s future product development and strategy. Prior to joining Oportun, he served in various engineering roles at Andy Warhol Museum, Wipro, and ZBee Technologies. Ram’s unwavering curiosity leads him and his family on exciting adventures, exploring new destinations together.

Nils Erdmann

With over 20 years of experience in capital markets, investor relations, and corporate finance, Nils has served as vice president of investor relations at Oportun since 2018. Previously, he was vice president and sales executive of listings and capital markets at Nasdaq. Nils has also served tenures at Twitter and Pixar. He carries his positive attitude in one hand and a cup of coffee, yoga mat, or one of his three children in the other.

Marta Palacios

Marta brings over 20 years of both in-house and law firm experience to her role leading Oportun’s global and commercial legal team and intellectual property practice. Marta has held several senior in-house counsel positions following a career with Perkins Coie and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where her practice focused on antitrust, commercial litigation, and global investigations. As an amateur chef, baker, and drawing aficionado, Marta applies a creative approach to legal risk mitigation.

Mandip Shah

Mandip heads three integrated risk and marketing teams at Oportun: data science, direct marketing, and fraud analytics. Before joining Oportun, he led the credit card risk data science team at Capital One, where he built machine-learning-based risk models used in the decisioning of billions of dollars in credit. Mandip loves building and scaling technology-driven businesses and has a penchant for machine learning. When he’s not at the office, Mandip enjoys spending his time lost in a book or hiking in national parks.