SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NerdWallet, the go-to personal finance resource, today announced that Laura Onopchenko is joining the company as its first-ever chief financial officer. Onopchenko will lead financial operations and will work closely with CEO and co-founder Tim Chen to set the strategic direction of the company. NerdWallet provides free tools and expert advice to help consumers navigate all of life's financial decisions.
"Being part of a growing, mission-driven company is extremely important to me. NerdWallet is both of those things," said Onopchenko. "Helping NerdWallet expand its business means reaching more consumers and empowering them to make solid financial decisions. I'm incredibly excited to play a role in advancing such a worthwhile undertaking and can't wait to dive in."
Onopchenko brings more than 20 years of finance experience in a variety of leadership positions. Her experience includes leading high-performing teams, building the multifunctional capabilities required to enable growth, and partnering to develop and implement thoughtful strategic, financial, and operating plans. She will be responsible for preparing the company for its next phase of expansion while bringing new perspective as NerdWallet continues to evolve.
"Laura is the strategic leader NerdWallet needs to guide us through our next phase of growth," said Tim Chen, NerdWallet's CEO and co-founder. "She thrives in fast-paced environments, and has helped companies achieve amazing financial results. Laura is known by those who've worked with her as a 'hands-on, people-oriented' leader. I'm thrilled to have her as my thought partner and know she'll play a crucial role in helping us better serve the 100 million consumers that visit us every year."
Prior to joining NerdWallet, Onopchenko served as vice president of finance at DaVita Rx, the pharmacy division at DaVita, a Fortune 500 company. During her five-year tenure, the business quadrupled to more than $1 billion in annual revenue and fulfilled millions of prescriptions. Earlier in her career, Onopchenko was an early-stage tech venture capitalist, leveraging her previous investment banking and corporate experience to help several portfolio companies achieve successful exits.
NerdWallet offers consumers clarity for all of life's financial decisions. Whether it's regarding credit cards, insurance, loans or investing, people lack the clear, unbiased information they need to make the best choice. With NerdWallet, consumers have free access to user-friendly tools and advice that save time and money, and give them the freedom to do more. NerdWallet is based in San Francisco and employs more than 400 Nerds. For more information, visit nerdwallet.com.
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