OppFi, a financial technology platform that powers banks to help the everyday consumer gain access to credit, appointed Pamela Johnson CFO.

Johnson joined OppFi as chief accounting officer in 2021. Previously, she was CFO for more than 10 years at consumer finance companies Heights Finance Corporation and Pioneer Financial Services. Johnson also served nine years in accounting with a large regional bank. She began her career in public accounting at KPMG.

Johnson will replace Shiven Shah, who served as the company’s chief financial officer for five years and helped bring OppFi to the public markets. Shah has agreed to serve in an advisory role through the end of the second quarter of 2022 to ensure a seamless transition.

“Pam has a proven track record within our industry and we believe her strategic and financial leadership experience will be highly valuable to OppFi in her new role as chief financial officer as we continue on our mission for financial inclusion,” Todd Schwartz, executive chairman and CEO of OppFi, said. “During the past year, Pam has been instrumental leading and building our accounting department.”

“Shiven’s contributions to OppFi have been immeasurable, during a time of exceptional growth and our listing on the NYSE,” Schwartz said. “Shiven has been a trusted partner and friend of the company for the past five years, and we are fortunate to have had him leading the finance organization at OppFi. We wish him much success in his future endeavors.”

“I want to sincerely thank the Schwartz family for their confidence in me to be a part of this incredible journey during the past five years,” Shah said. “I remain very excited about OppFi’s future and will continue to be a long-term supporter of the company. Having partnered closely with Pam during the past year, I have full confidence that she will successfully lead the company’s finance organization in its next chapter.”