SoFi Names Michelle Gill Chief Financial Officer
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 9, 2018 – SoFi today announced the appointment of Michelle Gill as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 30.
“We’re thrilled to have Michelle join the SoFi team. She has deep financial expertise, a passion for our mission, and knows our business in and out having been our lead banker for several years,” said Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi. “Michelle is also an exceptional leader who has a passion for building a great culture. I look forward to partnering with her as we continue to build the next great consumer financial services company.”
Gill joins SoFi from TPG Sixth Street Partners. Previously, she spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs & Co., where most recently she was a Partner co-heading the Structured Finance business. Gill received her JD from Cornell Law School and her BA from the University of California at Los Angeles.
“I am excited to be joining Anthony and the team at SoFi in building an innovative and inclusive culture that will radically change the way people approach their finances,” said Gill.
SoFi is a modern finance company taking an unprecedented approach to lending and wealth management. We’ve replaced the impersonal, transactional bank experience with a long-term partnership, enabling our members to realize the full potential of their money, careers and relationships. Our members constantly push the limits of what life has to offer. Whether looking to refinance their student loans, buy their dream home, or simply seek advice as they ascend in their careers, SoFi provides the products and tools to match their ambitions and propel them to new levels of financial greatness. For more information, visit SoFi.com.
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By joining SoFi, you're joining a new kind of finance company based around speed, transparency, and alignment with our members’ interests. Our goal is to be the center of our members’ financial lives. We created student loan refinancing, addressing the biggest financial challenge this new generation has through a new approach to lending. We expanded into other types of loans, and then into insurance and wealth management with similarly inventive products. As the company has grown, we’ve been able to help more people with these tools.
SoFi has achieved significant growth, with big plans ahead. In just the last year, we've more than doubled our member base (300,000 strong), doubled loan volume ($8 billion in 2016), and grown our team from under 200 people to more than 1,000. We're preparing to go global, with expansion to Australia and Canada planned this year. And we're well capitalized to power all this growth, having raised $1.9 billion in equity backing. But we'll only be able to continue this growth with great talent, and that includes you.
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Growth, Learning, Focus our new CEO Anthony is amazing. I feel more confident in our ability to be successful with all of the positive change.
We are moving beyond many of the cons I would have indicated previously. Let’s continue our work to be a more cohesive team and step up our collaboration cross functionally.
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Let’s make this awesome. Focus on the customer experience and the tech needed to make it easy for our front line and we will be unstoppable!
I applied online. I interviewed at SoFi (Cottonwood Heights, UT).
Terrible. Guy interviewing me scrolled through his texts and emails on his phone during the interview, making very little eye contact. At one point he left to talk to someone outside the office we were interviewing in. I knew two minutes after sitting with him that I didn't have the job.
As someone who previously interviewed potential employees in a previous role, and currently through searching for a new position and being interviewed now, this was the first time I had seen a blatant disregard for the interview process. I was very disappointed as I really wanted to work at Sofi and the position was perfect considering my experience. I guess he just didn't like the look of me and made up his mind on the spot and decided to spend the interview looking at his phone.
It is frustrating at times that you have to deal with individuals who do not want to be part of the recruiting process. Potential candidates like myself spend a lot of time preparing for interviews, traveling to and from locations and showing eagerness for roles only to be ignored seconds after the interview commences.
I don't recommend this location if you are considering it.