We’re proud that so many talented professionals have chosen Oportun as their workplace—and even prouder of all they accomplish. Together, our team members bring a wealth of expertise to shaping Oportun’s financial services, from personal loans and credit cards to savings, investment, and money management products.
We’re not alone in our appreciation. Several publications have recently profiled the team members listed below.
Growing up in a tough part of San Jose, California, led Carlos Galvez to a career in a field with few Latino faces. Today he serves as head of Security and Crisis Management at Oportun, where his people-first work ethic and commitment to learning have propelled him to the top of his profession. Hispanic Executive applauds Carlos in a September 2022 profile.
Rising legal star Pamela Lujan has been honored by both Modern Counsel and the Silicon Valley Business Journal for her exceptional leadership. As Senior Director and Senior Corporate Counsel, Pamela played a major role in Oportun’s successful IPO and other strategic transactions. She’s also deeply involved in several diversity and inclusion efforts internally and externally. Her best advice to those she mentors? “Speak up, ask questions, and go for it.”
Congratulations to Kate Layton, Oportun’s Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, on being named one of 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. In this online interview she discusses teamwork during the pandemic, the challenges facing women in leadership, and her love of corny jokes. Who does Kate admire most? She’s “in awe of” media icon Oprah Winfrey.
Chandra Bradley relishes the complexity of her job as Oportun’s Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management, weighing risk factors from multiple perspectives. To encourage and build community with her colleagues that identify as Black, Chandra founded the Black Life, Opportunities, Culture and Connection (BLOCC) Employee Resources Group. She recently spoke with Profile Magazine about the importance of authenticity and empathy in the workplace, and her own path to career success.
Like so many of our executives, Gonzalo Palacio is passionate about making a positive contribution through his work. Prior to leading our marketing organization, Gonzalo led the development and launch of Oportun’s credit card business, calling on skills honed in banking services and the values instilled in him by his extended family in Colombia. Gonzalo has been featured in Hispanic Executive.
Alicia Dagosta has found a professional home as Assistant General Counsel and Head of Product and Regulatory Legal at Oportun. She thrives here in the work culture of collaboration and respect, bringing her unique talents to our team. Modern Counsel talked to Alicia about strength in diversity, human values on the job, and what makes her stand out from the crowd.
In his role as Senior Director of Public Affairs, veteran policymaker Orson Aguilar advocates to help people of all colors and economic circumstances achieve their goals. His collaborative skills and service ethic are a perfect fit for Oportun’s values of inclusion and equality. In an interview with Hispanic Executive, Orson talks about access, empowerment, and opportunity for all.
Our CEO, Raul Vazquez, operates with a servant style of leadership that sets the tone for our corporate culture and day-to-day operations. Under his guidance, Oportun has revitalized its technology and streamlined its loans, credit cards, and savings, and money management services. Raul is known for his hands-on approach, dedication to excellence, and willingness to listen. Hispanic Executive profiled him in January of 2020.
Stacy Newton excels at integrating values with behavior. Connection, collaboration, and team spirit inform her work as Chief People Officer for Oportun—a role that has become even more crucial during the Covid pandemic. Her innovations have helped foster a deep sense of community and enabled our people to thrive while working remotely. Profile Magazine interviewed Stacy to learn more.