PayPal CIO Bradley Strock joins Elevate board

Brad Strock

Elevate Credit, a tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, today announced Bradley Strock joins its board of directors, effective immediately.

Mr. Strock joined PayPal in 2011 and since 2014 has been its CIO. At PayPal, he leads the transformation of its operations platforms in support of user growth. Prior to PayPal, he held several senior executive roles at Bank of America, and he led the creation of a new rewards platform at JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Strock serves on the board of Hiigna, Inc., a non-profit organization providing micro-finance loans in Africa. He received his MSM (MBA) from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, along with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue.

“Brad is one of the top technologists anywhere, and we’re excited to have him join the board,” Elevate CEO Ken Rees said. “We know he will add to the excellent advice we get from our very strong board of directors.”

“Elevate is using technology and analytics to transform an industry and help non-prime consumers,” said Mr. Strock. “I’m excited to join Elevate’s board of directors to help the company fulfill its mission of providing solutions that help non-prime consumers with their current financial stresses and providing long-term solutions for them.”

Mr. Strock replaces Jason Harvison, who stepped down from his board role but continues as Elevate’s COO.