Cred

Dan Schatt, Co-founder and President of Cred

San Francisco-based crypto-backed lending and borrowing platform Cred has announced the appointment of Joe Podulka as the new Chief Financial Officer and Dan Wheeler as the General Counsel.

Joe has previously worked at eBay/PayPal for 11 years in a variety of roles in the US and abroad. He has experience in broad finance and analytics from his roles as the CFO, VP Finance at Hearst Communications.

“Cred is solving concrete problems for individuals, companies, and governments,” said Joe Podulka. “Cred combines the best of blockchain and the best of traditional finance, to offer superior financial services and is insured, licensed, and compliant. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this winning team.”

Dan, prior to working at Cred, was a partner in the international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, a past Chairman of the Financial Institutions Committee of the California State Bar as well as a past President of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association.

“I’ve seen many fintech and blockchain companies come across my desk as head of Bryan Cave’s Fintech practice but Cred stood out from the pack,” said Dan Wheeler. “Cred’s unique combination of global talent, growth potential, and collaborative working relationships with regulators, politicians, investors and partners is a winning formula that led me to join this highly competent team. Cred has a highly sustainable model and I expect it will have great success in the years to come.”

Established in 2018 in San Francisco, Cred is a decentralized global lending platform with an aim to utilize blockchain for the benefit of financial services. It focuses on providing open access to credit across the globe.

“Cred is fortunate to attract some of the most talented executives in financial technology who identify with our mission of democratizing global borrowing and lending,“ said Dan Schatt, Co-founder and President of Cred. “Dan Wheeler and Joe Podulka have led highly talented global teams and will bring thought leadership to the crypto community and help attract the next 100 million users to the crypto community.”

Cred has previously announced additions to its leadership team with executives from PayPal, Goldman Sachs, and Tradeshift.

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by Megha Bhattacharya
Market Analyst at IBS Intelligence
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