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2018-02-27 00:00:00

Even Financial Hires President, Adds Two to Advisory Board

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New York, NY, February 27, 2018 – Even Financial, the platform powering financial services online, today announced that John Ventura has joined the team as president. The company has also added two new members to its advisory board: Don Richman, former CMO at Avant, and Todd Ruppert, former president and CEO at T. Rowe Price.

 

In his new role, Ventura will be responsible for overseeing Even Financial’s strategic relationships in financial services, and positioning the company for continued healthy expansion. Even, which was founded in 2016, has grown 500% in the last year, and is now working with over 150 partners, including major financial institutions and marketers.

 

“We are fortunate to have John Ventura join our team,” said Phillip Rosen, CEO of Even Financial. “Tapping his long history in financial services and as an entrepreneur, we are confident that John will help with our continued success and capitalize on the explosion of online financial services.”

 

From early in his career at American Express until now, Ventura has helped financial institutions create better ways to find and serve their customers. He has vast experience building new businesses, both inside of growing technology companies including Moviefone and Doubleclick, as well as his own startups: Cashpath, a fintech innovator, and Partner Advisors, a leading financial services consulting firm.

 

“Even Financial brings to the market a unique and necessary technology that dramatically improves financial institutions’ ability to acquire and monetize customers,” said Ventura. “I am thrilled to join the team to help further Even’s mission and expand its relationships throughout the financial service industry.”

 

The additions of Richman and Ruppert to Even Financial’s advisory board gives the company an added breadth of financial services knowledge to depend on as the company expands its partnerships and technology offerings. These new advisory board members, who join Ron Suber, Jeff Stewart and Lewis Girsh, will help Even continue to bridge the gap between traditional financial services businesses and the digital world.

 

For more information about Even Financial, please visit: https://evenfinancial.com.

 

 

About Even Financial

Even Financial is the platform powering financial services online. Our API enables partners to connect consumers with real-time decisions and quotes from premium financial service providers, while our infrastructure is proven to acquire customers at a lower cost for banks, lenders and insurers. Our tools provide the data, transparency, compliance and optimization that are essential to scaling an increasingly programmatic financial services industry.

 

Even works with leading financial institutions, as well as over 150 companies, to create a vast network of financial products and services with the most comprehensive breadth of omni-channel touch-points available. To learn more about Even Financial, please visit: https://evenfinancial.com.

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