Prosper appoints new Chief Marketing Officer
By Delisha Fernandes
Prosper Marketplace, a peer-to-peer lending platform in the United States, announced that Melinda Marchesi has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Melinda to Prosper,” said David Kimball, CEO of Prosper Marketplace. “With her proven track record of leading transformation and innovation, and her deep experience driving growth in lending and credit card categories, Melinda is extremely well positioned to provide Prosper the marketing leadership needed to achieve the lofty goals we have set for ourselves.”
Kimball added, “Melinda’s modern marketing mindset, proven ability to build brands, and experience developing winning omni-channel marketing strategies will be invaluable benefits as Prosper continues to scale existing offerings and looks for new opportunities to support investors and borrowers on their financial journey,”
Marchesi comes to Prosper from Momentum Financial Services Group, where she served as Chief Operating Officer. At Momentum, Marchesi led all commercial and operational functions for the alternative financial services company, focusing on transitioning the company to digital channels.
Before Momentum, Marchesi spent 10 years at JPMorgan Chase. Her roles included serving as CMO for the auto finance and home lending businesses during rapid customer transformation and leading digital customer acquisition for credit cards.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the talented team at Prosper,” said Melinda Marchesi. “The company’s mission to advance financial well-being and provide alternative financial products using new technology is a passion of mine. I look forward to helping accelerate Prosper’s progress in recent years.”
Marchesi joins Prosper during expansion across the company’s product portfolio. The company built upon their flagship personal loan marketplace by entering the home equity lending space in 2019 with the launch of Home Equity Lines of Credit through Prosper, followed by the debut of Home Equity Loans through Prosper in October of 2022.