National Funding, one of the largest private lenders of small business loans, today announced that industry veteran Geoff Howard has joined its executive team as Executive Vice President of Technology. Howard joins National Funding from Intuit during the company’s fastest-growth period, which has experienced a 172% revenue growth surge over the past three years. Mr. Howard will report directly to Founder and CEO Dave Gilbert.
Howard brings more than 15 years of engineering, technology and UX experience to National Funding. He is focused on three strategic priorities for National Funding’s platform: applying technology innovation to enable the rapid introduction of new financial products, powering the company’s data science team through increased data acquisition, and applying technology and process innovation throughout the customer funnel so that the company can scale to meet growing demand.
“Geoff is joining National Funding at an exciting and important time as the company and online lending industry overall continues to surge,” said Dave Gilbert, founder and chief executive officer, National Funding. “Geoff will bring an added level of tech prowess as we further build National Funding’s platform to help small businesses easily access the capital they need to grow.”
“National Funding has a proven track record of innovation as one of the first companies to enter the online lending space, and I am looking forward to building on that first-mover track record,” said Howard.
Previously, Howard spent over 15 years at Intuit developing consumer and enterprise software solutions. Most recently, as Director of Engineering at Intuit Turbo Tax, he led his team to deliver the Turbo Tax online engineering platform, which supports its entire mobile and web offerings. Howard was also previously responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of Intuit’s Electronic Filing Service – a critical part of the customer experience of over two dozen Intuit products supporting 25 million consumers, small businesses and accountants that generate approximately $3B in annual revenue.
National Funding has provided more than $1 billion in capital for over 20,000 businesses nationwide.