Jared Kaplan is Chief Executive Officer of OppLoans, one of the highest-rated and best in class online finance platforms and service providers in the industry. OppLoans offers middle class consumers a simple, reliable source of funding when faced with financial emergencies. Founded in 2012, OppLoans brings financial inclusion products and services to non-prime borrowers through short-term, fully amortizing bridge financing at significantly lower rates than its competitors. Since joining as CEO in 2015, Jared’s leadership has rapidly expanded the company’s operations and customer reach which has translated into a five year growth rate of 9,041.9% and $134.2 million in revenue. In 2019, OppLoans was named the fourth fastest-growing Chicagoland company by Crain’s Chicago Business. OppLoans holds an “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau, an average customer rating of 4.9/5 stars on Google and a 96% approval rate on LendingTree. The company focuses on helping customers move out of the non-prime space by reporting on-time payments to all three credit bureaus and providing free, standards-based financial education tools. OppLoans has placed on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies for the past three years consecutively. The company has also been named a 2018 “Best Workplace” by Inc. Magazine, America’s sixth place to work by Glassdoor, a number-one personal lender by LendingTree and a “Leader in Quality and Innovation” by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (FinX). In 2018, Jared was ranked the 8th highest-rated CEO on the Top CEO list by Glassdoor and named a finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a frequent speaker at industry leading events including LendIt, Lend360, and the Chicago Tribune Spotlight Series, which features business thought leaders in the Midwest. Prior to joining OppLoans, Jared was the co-founder and former executive vice president of Insureon, the leading online agency for small business insurance. At Insureon, Jared led the company to achieve more than 1,700% in revenue growth while building its customer base to more than 175,000 small businesses. After beginning his career at Goldman Sachs, Jared also led financial services investing for Accretive LLC, a unique early-stage private equity firm that designs, funds and builds new businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.