Former Symantec SVP Joins Community-Supported Financial Platform to Lead Finance Team
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Earnin, a community-supported financial platform that allows people to access their earned wages before payday, helps prevent overdrafts and helps reduce unpaid medical bills, today announced that Sean Delehanty has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. The appointment comes as Earnin continues to expand its leadership team, mapping to the company’s strong growth in the rapidly expanding financial wellness category.
“Over the past several quarters we have seen sustained growth as we bring new and innovative products to our members. We remain focused on consumer advocacy and helping people achieve financial wellness. To accomplish that, we’re expanding our leadership team, and I’m thrilled to welcome Sean on board,” said Earnin CEO and Founder Ram Palaniappan. “Sean’s financial acumen and proven leadership will help us pave the way for the company’s continued growth as we advocate for greater financial equality for all.”
Delehanty comes to Earnin from Symantec where he was Senior Vice President of Finance. Prior to that, he was a 13-year veteran of Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing. He brings extensive financial leadership experience and a background working with industry leading technology companies to this newly created role.
“I can’t imagine a more important time to join Earnin,” Delehanty said. “Earnin is transforming the finance industry by building products that help people take control of their financial future. I’m proud to be a part of this empowering mission.”
This announcement comes on the heels of Facebook and Google veteran Richard Liu joining the company as Vice President of Engineering as Earnin continues to buttress its executive bench.
Earnin is a community-supported financial platform with a suite of products that gives people the tools to take control of their financial future. Earnin started out by solving one of the greatest – and least discussed – inequities in the American financial system: the practice of employers paying workers bi-weekly. Earnin’s core product, Cash Out, allows people to access the pay they’ve already earned. There are no loans, fees or hidden costs. People pay what they choose. Other products include: Balance Shield, which helps prevent overdrafts, a financial calendar that helps people budget and schedule payments, and Health Aid, a service that negotiates unpaid medical bills without charging mandatory fees.
Current funding partners include: DST Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners, Ribbit Capital, Felicis Ventures and March Capital.
To learn about Earnin and how the company is building a financial system that works for people, please visit www.earnin.com.