TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HR–Progressa, a Vancouver and Toronto based financial technology company,
is pleased to announce that Daniel Bazan has joined the senior
management team as Vice President of Business Growth and Tamara
Finlay has joined as Vice President of People & Culture.
Mr. Bazan joins Progressa with over 20 years of experience within the
debt collection industry, both with collection agencies and law firms.
His experience in operations and receivables management include such
portfolios as Canada’s Schedule “A” banks, financial institutions,
leading telecommunication portfolios along with government portfolios at
both the Federal and Provincial levels. Mr. Bazan will be leading
Progressa’s enterprise receivables strategy focused on collection
agencies and law firms while supporting growth initiatives of various
direct enterprise accounts.
Ms. Finlay joins Progressa with over 20 years of experience within the
financial services industry at Canada’s Schedule “A” banks and pension
plans. Her human resources leadership experience includes the
establishment of human resources strategic plans to attract, engage and
retain top talent with diverse, inclusive and innovative programs
domestically and internationally. Ms. Finlay will be leading Progressa’s
human resources portfolio focused on driving competitive advantage
through people and culture.
Progressa’s CEO Ali Pourdad said “I am very excited to have two high
calibre individuals join the companies senior management team. Tamara
and Daniel bring over 40+ years of practical business experience from
the tech and collections industries respectively. We have experienced a
significant amount of change in our business activities over the last 12
months and both these individuals bring needed stability as well as best
practices to the organization as we expect more exciting change moving
Progressa recently announced a $84 million funding round co-led by
Canaccord Genuity and Gravitas Securities and is expected to near $100
million of loan funding before the end of 2018. With offices in
Vancouver and Toronto, the Company has over 100 team members and
continues to make significant investments in its proprietary credit
score that drives all of its enterprise software solutions.
About ProgressaNamed by CB Insights to the 2018 Fintech
250, a list of the world’s top fintech startups, Progressa is Canada’s
fastest growing financial technology lender focused on changing the way
pay cheque to pay cheque Canadians access and build credit. Since 2013,
our mission has been to build a socially responsible consumer finance
company that encourages borrowing for the right reasons and that
Canadians can be proud of. Our enterprise solutions suite, driven by the
4th Generation Progressa Score™, is built for collection agencies and
point of sale finance.
We empower collection agencies to offer proactive solutions and drive
healthy recoveries while protecting brand loyalty with industry leading
NPS and servicing. For point of sale finance we allow platform partners
and other originators to expand their merchant offerings to service
non-prime consumers and achieve industry leading approval rates.
Learn more: progressa.io
Philipp PostrehovskyMedia Relations[email protected]604.657.2775