2016-03-29 00:00:00

Former Senior Bankrate Executive Joins Even Financial to Grow Partner Network



NEW YORK, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Raed Khawaja, formerly VP, Business Development for financial lead generation company Bankrate (RATE) joined financial technology startup Even Financial on March 28. With a nearly US$1bn market capitalization, Bankrate is one of the largest players in the fast growing financial services customer acquisition market.

Mr. Khawaja has been largely responsible for building and growing Bankrate’s large B2B partner network, which drives users to Bankrate properties by delivering information and tools through partner publisher websites. Prior to joining Bankrate, Mr. Khawaja held roles with News Corp and AOL, advising executives on marketing, monetization, content distribution, and audience growth strategies. He will perform similar responsibilities for Even as SVP, Business Development, where he will lead publisher business development efforts.

Even Financial is the supply side platform for online lending, offering lenders the best solution for quality customer acquisition and engagement, while also offering partners a suite of tools that empowers their audiences and adds value to their sites.

“Raed and I worked in close partnership when I was at my previous role to deliver significant revenue to MarketWatch while adding real value for our readers,” said Ian Rosen, CEO of Even Financial. “I’m excited Raed will now help us add that same type of value for publishers here at Even with our best-in-class products in an important new vertical.”

Mr. Khawaja adds, “Even Financial is at the technical forefront of customer acquisition and education for the fast-growing Personal Loans market. I’m excited to join this top team to help expand their growing network of publisher and lead generation partners, and to continue Even’s path towards becoming the leading acquisition platform in online lending.”

Mr. Khawaja will be based in New York.

About Even Financial

Even Financial is the supply side platform for alternative lending, matching borrowers with top loan providers based on real-time industry and consumer insights. The Even team works to demystify online lending and help borrowers navigate the new financial landscape with user-friendly content and educational tools while giving lending platforms more advanced borrower acquisition and engagement tools.

EVEN Financial was founded in 2014 and is based in New York, NY. Investors include Canaan Partners, F-Prime Capital and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.

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