SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Karma, the top venture-backed personal finance company in the world, today announced it has named Susannah Wright its first general counsel. Previously head of compliance at SolarCity and Tesla, Wright also joins Credit Karma's executive committee.
As general counsel, Wright oversees all legal matters at Credit Karma including corporate, regulatory, consumer protection, compliance and government affairs.
"We are proud to welcome Susannah to Credit Karma. She has long worked with regulators to solve complex compliance issues and brings a thoughtful approach to her practice," said Credit Karma Founder and CEO Kenneth Lin. "I am confident she will help us transform the consumer finance industry."
Wright brings more than 15 years of legal experience to Credit Karma, most recently as deputy general counsel at SolarCity (acquired by Tesla). She was previously a senior assistant district attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. Wright was also an attorney at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP where she focused on government investigations, crisis management and data privacy. Prior to that, she was an attorney at Alston & Bird LLP.
The appointment comes as Credit Karma continues to expand beyond its flagship credit monitoring services. Last month the company launched a new monitoring service for unclaimed money and added mortgage refinancing to its financial recommendations engine. During the tax season ending April 18, 2017, millions of Americans used the free self-directed tax preparation service Credit Karma Tax™ to save tens of millions of dollars in online tax preparation fees.
"Credit Karma has helped so many people with its innovations in technology and finance, and I'm excited to join this talented and caring team," said Susannah Wright.
Wright is an alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law and Princeton University.
About Credit Karma
Founded in 2007, Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, we offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations designed to help them make the most of their money. Our business model is unique in that no matter what new products or services we introduce, we're committed to providing a service that's always free. With more than 60 million members, we help people gain insight into their finances and credit information – and ultimately, improve their financial standing.
Credit Karma Mortgage, Inc. NMLS ID# 1588622 – NMLS Consumer Access
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