CURO Announces Gillian Van Schaick and Elizabeth Webster Join Board of Directors
WICHITA, Kan .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – CURO Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE: CURO) (“CURO” or the “Company”), a market leader in short-term credit to underbanked consumers, today announced the addition of two new independent directors to its board of directors . Directors effective July 22, 2019. Gillian Van Schaick, a Risk Management Executive and Chief Compliance Officer with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently served as Executive Vice President and Head of Regulatory Compliance in the United States at HBSC. Elizabeth Webster, an HR executive with over 25 years of experience, recently retired as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, Member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada NA (NYSE: TD). Ms. Van Schaick will be a member of the Audit Committee and Ms. Webster will be a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
“We are delighted that Gillian and Beth are joining our Board of Directors. Gillian’s extensive experience in the financial services industry, coupled with her extensive experience in compliance and risk management, will enrich our dialogue and practices around these issues, ”said Don Gayhardt, President and CEO by CURO. “In addition, attracting, developing and retaining the best employees is essential to our continued success. Beth has a proven track record as a leader in human capital organizations to implement innovative solutions to drive employee engagement and success. We look forward to the wealth of knowledge and guidance from Gillian and Beth as we continue to execute on our long-term growth strategy.
Prior to her tenure at HBSC, a multinational banking and financial services holding company, Ms. Van Schaick held various leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase for 25 years, including SVP and Chief Compliance Officer for its retail financial services, treasury and its security services. and commercial banking divisions. Earlier in her career, Ms. Van Schaick spent several years as Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co. in its Operations, Technology and Finance division. Ms. Van Schaick is involved in her community, as vice-chair of the board of trustees of Loyola School, an independent high school in New York City, and as a trustee of the Pound Ridge Historical Society. Ms. Van Schaick holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BS in Mathematics and French from Georgetown University. Ms. Van Schaick is also a graduate of the ABA Compliance School and the ABA Graduate Compliance School.
Prior to leading the human resources function at TD Bank, Ms. Webster was Senior Director of Human Resources at Citigroup, Inc. and Managing Director of Global Consumer Bank. Previously, she held positions of increasing responsibility in business and human resources at FMR LLC (Fidelity), most recently as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Fidelity Brokerage Company and then Senior Vice President, Resources. Human Resources for Fidelity Human Resources Services. Ms. Webster began her career as a partner at Harbridge House Inc., a training and development consulting firm. Ms. Webster holds an MBA from Carroll School, Boston College and a BS in Education and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
CURO (NYSE: CURO), operating in two countries and powered by its fully integrated technology platform, is a market leader in providing short-term credit to underbanked consumers. In 1997, the company was founded in Riverside, Calif., By three childhood friends from Wichita, Kansas, to meet growing consumer needs for short-term loans. Their success has led to the opening of stores across the United States and an expansion to offer online loans and financial services in the United States and Canada. Today, CURO combines its market expertise with a fully integrated technology platform, omnichannel approach and advanced credit decisions to deliver a range of short-term credit products across all media. CURO operates under several brands, including Speedy Cash®, Rapid Cash®, Cash Money®, LendDirect®, Avio Credit®, Opt + ® and Revolve Finance®. With over 20 years of operational experience, CURO offers financial freedom to the underbanked.