Daily News: August 28, 2019

Cred Adds Former PayPal Exec & Bryan Cave Partner to Leadership Team


Cred, the global crypto-backed lending and borrowing platform, added Dan Wheeler, a key financial regulatory lawyer, as general counsel and Joe Podulka, a 10-year veteran of eBay and PayPal, as chief financial officer.

Wheeler has represented banks, fintech companies, credit unions, and o
ther financial institutions during their most important challenges and opportunities for 22 years. Prior to joining Cred, he was a partner in the international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where he led the firm’s fintech practice team.

Podulka possesses broad finance and analytic experience from a variety of strategic, financial, and operational roles – in the U.S. and abroad. Podulkawas CFO, VP Finance at Hearst Communications where he helped drive the digital transformation for one of San Francisco’s most iconic media brands; pushing key initiatives to optimize print while accelerating digital growth. He also spent 11 years at eBay/PayPal in a variety of roles.

“Cred is fortunate to attract some of the most talented executives in financial technology who identify with our mission of democratizing global borrowing and lending,“ said Dan Schatt, co-founder and president of Cred. “Dan Wheeler and Joe Podulka have led highly talented global teams and will bring thought leadership to the crypto community and help attract the next 100 million users to the crypto community.”

Cred is a global lending and borrowing platform that facilitates open access to credit anywhere and anytime. Founded by former PayPal financial technology veterans, Cred has secured more than $300 million of lending capital and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.