Head of Underwriting | Tala
Ian is currently the Head of Underwriting at Tala, a leading mobile technology and data science company committed to expanding financial access, choice, and control for underserved consumers. Tala’s smartphone app provides instant credit scoring, lending, and other personalized financial services in emerging markets.
Ian has spent his career in consumer finance, prior to Tala, Ian served as Head of UK Origination at Avant, a US based fintech lender in Chicago, Il and worked in Business Intelligence at Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, Va.
Tala is backed by IVP, Ribbit Capital, Lowercase Capital, Data Collective, Collaborative Fund and other leading venture and impact investors. In 2018, Forbes named Tala as one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world, and Tala’s work has been highlighted by the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, TED, and TechCrunch, among others. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi and Manila.