Our Leadership

SoFi Management Team

Combining strong expertise in financial services and the experience of seasoned
entrepreneurs, our team is passionate about building a company that’s unlike any other.

  • Anthony Noto

    Anthony Noto

    Chief Executive Officer

    Anthony Noto

    Chief Executive Officer

    Anthony is the CEO of SoFi and serves on its board of directors. Before joining SoFi, he served as chief operating officer of Twitter since November 2016, and as its chief financial officer when joining the company in July 2014. Prior to Twitter, Anthony served for almost four years as co-head of global TMT investment banking at Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1999, was named partner in 2004, and served as the head of communications media and Internet equity research. Before returning to Goldman, Anthony spent almost three years as chief financial officer of the National Football League.

    A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Anthony also holds a masters of business administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

  • Chris Lapointe

    Chris Lapointe

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Chris Lapointe

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Chris Lapointe is SoFi’s Interim CFO. He joined from Uber Technologies where he was the Global Head of FP&A, Corporate Finance and FinTech. Prior to Uber, Chris was Vice President of TMT Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs.

    Chris holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math and Economics From Dartmouth College.

  • Lauren Stafford Webb

    Lauren Stafford Webb

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Lauren Stafford Webb

    Chief Marketing Officer

    As Chief Marketing Officer, Lauren oversees SoFi’s brand and advertising initiatives. She joined SoFi from Intuit, where she led global corporate marketing, spearheading the delivery of the company’s first corporate brand strategy and campaign. Prior to Intuit, Lauren held marketing leadership positions at Procter & Gamble, achieving impressive results leading a number of household brands at different stages of growth and innovation.

    Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

  • Rob Lavet

    Rob Lavet

    General Counsel

    Rob Lavet

    General Counsel

    Rob is responsible for managing all legal affairs for SoFi and its affiliate entities. Prior to joining SoFi, he served as a Principal in the Education and Litigation practice groups of the Washington, DC law firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville (PPSV) where he represented financial institutions and post-secondary institutions on a wide variety of regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. Prior to PPSV, Rob served as General Counsel to Sallie Mae, a Fortune 300 company and the largest provider of education finance. Before his 16 year career with Sallie Mae, Rob served as a Partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Cole Corette & Abrutyn specializing in corporate and securities litigation. He was named a top Washington D.C. corporate counsel in 2015.

    Rob holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Michelle Gill

    Michelle Gill

    EVP & Group Business Unit Leader – Lending & Capital Markets

    Michelle Gill

    EVP & Group Business Unit Leader – Lending & Capital Markets

    Michelle is SoFi’s EVP and Group Business Unit Leader for Lending & Capital Markets, and previously served as Chief Financial Officer. She joined SoFi from TPG Sixth Street Partners. Previously, Michelle spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs & Co., where most recently she was a Partner co-heading the Structured Finance business. She received her JD from Cornell Law School and her BA from the University of California at Los Angeles.

    She received her JD from Cornell Law School and her BA from the University of California at Los Angeles.

  • Maria Renz

    Maria Renz

    EVP & Group Business Unit Leader – Money, Invest & Credit Card

    Maria Renz

    EVP & Group Business Unit Leader – Money, Invest & Credit Card

    Maria Renz is SoFi’s EVP and Group Business Unit Leader for Money, Invest and Credit Card. She was previously the vice president of Global Operations Customer Experience at Amazon where she launched Prime One Day Shipping, led 80k associates across 140+ countries to deliver world class Customer Service, re-imagined the customer returns experience, and piloted Scout—a fully electric, autonomous sidewalk delivery robot. Previously, she served as technical advisor to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Over her 20 years at Amazon, Maria held a variety of leadership positions at Amazon, including CEO of Quidsi—an wholly owned Amazon.com subsidiary with unique shopping sites, including Diapers.com. She was Vice President of Physical Media & Canada and Vice President of Shoes, Jewelry & Watches. Maria also led Amazon’s Consumables group and launched popular customer categories such as Beauty, Health & Personal Care and Grocery as well as the first-of-its-kind Subscribe & Save program. In 1999, Maria joined Amazon’s Marketing Department—she managed customer emails and the Amazon homepage (back in the days when this could be done using an Excel spreadsheet!).

    Prior to joining Amazon, Maria worked in brand management at Kraft Foods, Inc., as well as Hallmark Cards, Inc.

    Maria holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in Interior Design from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is currently a member of the Vanderbilt University Business School Alumni Board.

    A native of New Jersey, Maria lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.

  • Jennifer Nuckles

    Jennifer Nuckles

    EVP & Group Business Unit Leader – Partnerships, Content, @ Work, Relay, & Protect

    Jennifer Nuckles

    EVP & Group Business Unit Leader – Partnerships, Content, @ Work, Relay, & Protect

    Jennifer is the head of Partnerships, Content, @ Work, Relay, and Protect at SoFi. Prior to joining SoFi, she was the Chief Marketing Officer of Zynga, as well as several consumer technology companies, including telemedicine leader Doctor On Demand. Jennifer spent almost a decade in leadership positions at The Clorox Company, running well-known household-name brands. She began her career in consulting covering consumer and media at Arthur Andersen.

    Jennifer holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a licensed CPA.

  • Tony Donohoe

    Tony Donohoe

    Chief Technology Officer

    Tony Donohoe

    Chief Technology Officer

    Tony Donohoe is the CTO of SoFi. Before joining SoFi, he served as CTO of Brand Expedia where he led a global team responsible for all consumer, mobile and supplier platforms. He oversaw a multi-year transformation to a cloud native architecture and integration of multiple acquisitions onto a single platform. Prior to Expedia, Tony was a Managing Director at JP Morgan where he built large scale consumer finance platforms and analytics applications. Tony brings a passion for building learning organizations and products that delight the customer.

    Tony holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Dublin City University.

  • Aaron J. Webster

    Aaron J. Webster

    Chief Risk Officer

    Aaron J. Webster

    Chief Risk Officer

    Aaron is SoFi’s Chief Risk Officer, responsible for the company’s risk, fraud, and credit management frameworks, as well as its credit risk and underwriting activities. Prior to SoFi, Aaron served as Chief Risk Officer – U.S. Retail Bank and Mortgage and Head of Global Regulatory Analytics for Citibank, NA. Aaron was previously Managing Director, Americas Risk Management at Toyota Financial Services, the world’s largest automotive lender. Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility at GE Capital, Washington Mutual Bank, FSB, and Wachovia Bank, NA.

    Aaron holds a BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Anand Cavale

    Anand Cavale

    Business Unit Leader

    Anand Cavale

    Business Unit Leader

    Anand Cavale is a Business Unit Leader at SoFi. Before joining SoFi, he served as the Managing Director and Business Head of Citi’s U.S. consumer lending businesses, helping navigate a changing technology landscape. Anand’s career at Citi spanned over 25 years across U.S. and Asia where he helped Citi be the premier provider of consumer payment solutions and grew the franchise through the introduction of several cutting edge cards products and services.

    He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from St. John’s University, New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Production Engineering from Bangalore University.

  • John Gardner

    John Gardner

    Business Head, Invest

    John Gardner

    Business Head, Invest

    John Gardner, CFA, is the Business Head, Invest & Advice at SoFi, where he’s responsible for the development for SoFi’s investment, insurance and advisory services platforms. Prior to SoFi, John was a Co-founder & CFO of LearnVest, a subscription based financial planning platform acquired by Northwestern Mutual in 2015. He also was a co-founder of Cabezon Investment Group, a Global Macro Hedge fund.

    John graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Lehigh University.

  • Eugenia Gibbons

    Eugenia Gibbons

    Business Head, Money

    Eugenia Gibbons

    Business Head, Money

    Eugenia Gibbons joined SoFi in August 2018 and serves as the business head of SoFi Money. Prior to SoFi, Eugenia led global digital sales operations at BBVA, where she oversaw digital sales and marketing, as well as customer engagement. Prior to joining BBVA she spent nearly a decade at Bank of America, with previous roles at Liberty Mutual, Hexacta and Accenture.

    Eugenia holds a B.Sc. from Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Tony Paquette

    Tony Paquette

    Head of Treasury & SoFi International

    Tony Paquette

    Head of Treasury & SoFi International

    Anthony “Tony” Paquette is the Head of SoFi International, and Head of Treasury, which includes responsibility for Market Risk, Financial Operations, and Regulatory Operations. Prior to joining SoFi, he was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Funding & Liability Management for J.P. Morgan Chase. He has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, previously holding senior roles in Asset Liability Management (ALM) Strategy, and Interest Rate Portfolio Management in the Chief Investment Office at J.P. Morgan, and in Treasury & Corporate Investments at Bank of America. He began his career as a research analyst covering the Technology Services sector at Goldman Sachs.

    Tony holds a B.A. from Brown University, with a double major in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior & Management, and is a CFA Charterholder.

  • Naga Parvatharajan

    Naga Parvatharajan

    Business Unit Leader, SLR, PL & Pricing

    Naga Parvatharajan

    Business Unit Leader, SLR, PL & Pricing

    Naga is SoFi’s business unit leader of Student Loan Refinancing, Personal Loans and Pricing, and previously served as business unit leader of Credit Cards. He joined SoFi from Goldman Sachs, where he led product strategy and strategic partnerships and was a founding member at Marcus, the company’s consumer banking division. Prior to Goldman he held roles in financial services at Discover and CapitalOne, and he currently acts as an angel investor to tech startups.

    Naga holds a BS from the University of Madras, an MS from Purdue, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

  • Assaf Ronen

    Assaf Ronen

    Head of Product

    Assaf Ronen

    Head of Product

    As Head of Product, Assaf oversees the Strategy and direction of SoFi’s suite of product offerings. Prior to SoFi, he founded and was Vice President of Amazon’s Alexa shopping group, creating a new market category in the burgeoning new world of voice assistants. Assaf had previously been a Vice President responsible for Amazon’s physical payments business. Prior to Amazon, he spent nearly seven years at Microsoft where most served as general manager of Skype after its acquisition, and as the general manager of identity, access, and security products.

  • Anna Avalos

    Anna Avalos

    Head of People

    Anna Avalos

    Head of People

    Anna is SoFi’s Head of People, responsible for the company’s total talent strategy. Her career spans large, global organizations with fast-paced growth environments, and she has a breadth of experience building teams and business. Prior to SoFi, Anna led HR for Tesla’s EMEA region. She previously spent 14 years at Stryker, where she began her career in product operations and business unit leadership before she transitioned into several HR functions.

    Anna holds a BA in Communications and an MBA from the University of Arizona.

  • William Tanona

    William Tanona

    SVP of Corporate Development & Investor Relations

    William Tanona

    SVP of Corporate Development & Investor Relations

    Bill Tanona serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Investor Relations, providing planning, advisory and execution leadership on mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and joint ventures. Prior to SoFi, Bill was the President, CFO and Treasurer of GSV Capital Corp, a late-stage publicly traded venture capital fund. Prior to joining GSV, Bill spent nearly two decades at J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, UBS and Fortress Investment Group.

    Bill received a BS in Accounting from Villanova University and is a CFA charterholder.

  • Micah Heavener

    Micah Heavener

    SVP of Operations

    Micah Heavener

    SVP of Operations

    As Head of Operations, Micah oversees SoFi’s operational staff that help get your money right. He joined SoFi from Citi, where he led Cardmember Services for Citi’s U.S. credit card business. Prior to that role, Micah held a number of leadership roles within Citi’s Global Consumer Business. Before joining Citi, Micah was an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, and spent time abroad in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Micah holds a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, and earned his MBA from The University of Florida.

Board of Directors

Tom Hutton

Chairman

Manages his own firm, Thompson Hutton LLC, which invests in venture capital and private equity transactions focused on financial services and associated information technology. Former CEO of White Mountains Re Group and has served as Board member of four major companies, including three public companies. Tom received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School as well as an MS in Mechanical Engineering and BA in Economics from Stanford University.

Steven Freiberg

Vice Chairman

Steven Freiberg is a long term veteran of the financial services sector, having held multiple positions at Citigroup (NYSE:C) over a 30 year period including serving as the Co-Chairman and CEO of Citigroup’s Global Consumer Group, and most recently as the CEO of E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) where he led the company back to profitability in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. He is the founder of Grand Vista Partners, the Freiberg Family Investment Office, a Board member of Fair Square Financial, MasterCard (NYSE:MA), OANDA, Purchasing Power, and Regional Management (NYSE:RM), and a senior advisor to several companies including The Boston Consulting Group and Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK). Freiberg holds a BS in Finance as well as an MBA in Finance from Hofstra University.

Ahmed Al-Hammadi

Board Member

Ahmed is the Head of Active Investments department for the Qatar Investment Authority. He oversees QIA’s direct sector teams as well as fund investments in the Equity, Fixed Income, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Real Estate asset classes. Prior to joining QIA, Ahmed worked at EFG-Hermes a regional asset manager and before that at consulting firm Booz & Co. advising financial services clients on strategy, private equity investment opportunities, and organization structures. Ahmed is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has obtained his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Mike Bingle

Board Member

Mike Bingle is a Managing Partner and Managing Director at Silver Lake. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ancestry.com, Fanatics, Gartner (NYSE: IT), and SolarWinds. Bingle has been a private equity investor for over 20 years, and he has invested in numerous financial technology companies, including having served as a Director of: TD Ameritrade (NYSE: AMTD), Datek Online Holdings, Inc., Interactive Data Corporation, IPC Systems, Instinet, Mercury Payment Systems, and Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT). Prior to joining Silver Lake, Bingle was a principal at Apollo Management; he also worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Bingle holds a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Joe Chen

Board Member

Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN). Joe Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Delaware, a Master’s degree in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Pete Hartigan

Board Member

Pete Hartigan is a co-founder & Managing Partner for Marketplace Funds, a specialist fund focused on fintech and digital health communities. Prior, Pete assisted the SoFi founders from pre-incorporation to serving as its original Chief Community Officer. Pete currently serves on the boards of SoFi, Neighborly, Conventus and Happify, and as a board observer at Karmic and Harvest Exchange. Pete has earned FINRA Series 7, 62 and 63 licenses. He has an MBA from Stanford University (Arbuckle Award) and earned degrees in Psychology & Philosophy from Duke University, summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa. In 1993, USA Today picked Pete as one of their Top 20 College Students in the United States.

Robert L. Joss AC

Board Member

Robert A. Joss AC, whose career in finance and economic policy spans five decades, is currently the Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Emeritus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, having served as the school’s Dean from 1999 through 2009. Prior to Stanford, he was chief executive officer of Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK), one of Australia’s largest banks. Before Westpac, Joss spent 22 years with Wells Fargo, holding a variety of positions including Vice Chairman for his last seven years. He is currently a Board member of Makena Capital and C.M. Capital, and a past board member of Agilent Technologies, Bechtel Group, Citigroup, SRI, and Wells Fargo. Joss holds a BA in Economics from the University of Washington, and an MBA and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Josh Klaczek

Board Member

Josh Klaczek, Managing Director and Head of Financials, joined Third Point in 2016. Prior to joining Third Point, Mr. Klaczek spent 9 years working in Hong Kong, and was previously a Managing Director and Head of Asia Financials Research at JP Morgan since 2011. Prior to that, he oversaw client coverage for Asia financials at Merrill Lynch and worked at Och-Ziff Capital investing in financials in both New York and Hong Kong. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in FIG as an investment banking analyst. Mr. Klaczek graduated summa cum laude from Duke University and holds a B.A. in Economics.

Clara Liang

Board Member

Ms. Liang is Vice President and General Manager at Airbnb, responsible for the luxury travel and professional hosting business segments. Since joining Airbnb in 2016, she has also led product management for community support, payments, trust and infrastructure. Prior to Airbnb, Ms. Liang served as Chief Product Officer at Jive Software and spent 11 years at IBM in a number of technology and professional services roles. Ms. Liang holds a BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and an MS in Technology Commercialization from UT Austin.

Anthony Noto

Board Member

Anthony is the CEO of SoFi and serves on its board of directors. Before joining SoFi, he served as chief operating officer of Twitter since November 2016, and as its chief financial officer when joining the company in July 2014. Prior to Twitter, Anthony served for almost four years as co-head of global TMT investment banking at Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1999, was named partner in 2004, and served as the head of communications media and Internet equity research. Before returning to Goldman, Anthony spent almost three years as chief financial officer of the National Football League.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Anthony also holds a masters of business administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Alok Sama

Board Member

Alok Sama was the former President & CFO and now serves as a Senior Advisor to Softbank. Alok has over 30 years of investment banking, capital market and investment experience. Previously he was a senior Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, leading the firm’s communications practice in Europe and the TMT practice in the Asia-Pacific region. He also co-founded Baer Capital Partners, an alternative asset management firm. Alok is currently a Director of ARM Holdings, Fortress Investment Group, SoftBank Group Capital, SoFi, SoftBank Energy, Brightstar Corp and Baer Capital Partners. He graduated (with Distinction) from The Wharton School with an MBA in Finance, and holds a BA(Honors)in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s college.

Magdalena Yeşil

Board Member

Magdalena Yeşil is a founder, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist of many of the world’s top technology companies, including Salesforce, where she was the first investor and founding board member. She is a former general partner at U.S. Venture Partners, where she oversaw investments in more than thirty early-stage companies and served on the boards of many. A technology pioneer, Ms. Yeşil founded three of the first companies dedicated to commercializing Internet access, e-commerce infrastructure, and electronic payments. UUnet, CyberCash, and MarketPay earned her the Entrepreneur of the Year title from Red Herring in 1997. She is a founder of Broadway Angels, a group of female venture capitalists and angel investors. Ms. Yeşil is currently working on her fourth startup, DriveInformed, a technology company bringing trust and transparency to the auto finance industry. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University.