SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The SoFi Board of Directors today announced that Executive Chairman Tom Hutton will expand his responsibilities and become interim CEO effective immediately, assuming day-to-day leadership of the company. The Board has accepted co-founder Mike Cagney's resignation as CEO and as a member of the Board effective immediately and will accelerate its search for a new CEO.
"SoFi's management and employees have built a remarkable company, and I look forward to helping the company continue to grow," Hutton said. "The business is strong, stable and well-positioned. For now, there is no more important work than paving the way for future success by building a transparent, respectful and accountable culture."
Hutton was appointed to the SoFi board June 2012. An initial investor in the company, he serves as managing director of XL Innovate, a venture capital firm focused on insurance and financial technology. He was formerly CEO of White Mountain Re Group and Risk Management Solutions Inc. He has served as a director of several private and public financial companies.
On Monday, the company announced that Steven Freiberg, acting CFO and a member of the SoFi board, will take on an expanded role as vice chairman. Freiberg, a 30-year financial services sector veteran, previously served as CEO of E*Trade and co-chairman and CEO of Citigroup's Global Consumer Group.
SoFi is a new kind of finance company taking a radical approach to lending, wealth management and insurance. From unprecedented products and tools to faster service and open conversations, we're all about helping our members get ahead and find success. Whether they're looking to buy a home, save money on student loans, ascend in their careers, or invest in the future, the SoFi community works to empower our members to accomplish the goals they set and achieve financial greatness as a result. For more information, visit SoFi.com.
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