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On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Skye King Laskin
> I have been retained by the VP of Engineering, with Progreso
> Financiero - a very unique, profitable start-up and technology company
> based in Menlo Park, to continue to build out the strongest technology
> team. Knowing the high bar that VMware uses, I feel that any of you
> now looking for an unique and fulfilling challenge would likely fit
> with our team well.The company has received aprox 115M in funding, are
> now profitable, productized and scaling rapidly!
> Progreso Financiero (www.progressfin.com) aims to be the partner of
> choice to the 23 million underbanked Hispanics in the United States
> who need access to responsible and empowering financial products and
> services. Unlike mainstream institutions, Progreso Financiero provides
> loans without collateral to clients who lack credit history by using
> its sophisticated risk-scoring system that emphasizes a client's true
> capacity to afford a loan. Progreso Financiero engages with customers
> in their neighborhoods, in their language, and with familiar faces
> from the community to build relationships of trust that lead to a
> lifetime of growth and prosperity.
> Progreso Financiero(PF) is at a critical point in pivoting from a
> financial services mindset into a technology company that provides
> financial services. This is a brand new position and an opportunity to
> design and build modern data-driven algorithms and machine learning
> models leveraging batch + real-time distributed systems to infer risk
> associated to a potential customer. PF has an incredibly talented team
> of engineers who dream of data, simple user experiences and the
> endless possibility of applying new tech to build the algos and
> internal / consumer facing platform to enable socially responsible
> lending practices -- from scratch.
> Founded in 2005 - the business stemmed from a Stanford Graduate School
> of Business project. Progreso Financiero is essentially micro lending
> on a massive scale. It is a *for profit- company committed to social
> responsibility. To date the company has extended over $400M in capital
> to underserved Hispanic families. The company has over 70 locations
> across CA, TX
> Currently, we have several openings across various levels (Senior,
> Staff, Principle and Architects) in the following areas: Data & Risk,
> Core Engines & Ops and Consumer Facing Apps.
> P.S. Our comp packages rules! Base + Bonus + Equity
> Ideal candidate will need to hit the ground running
> Command domain expertise
> Having an opinion/ point of view is important.
> Attitude musts:
> Self starter
> Self organizing
> Identify and attacks task without prompting.
> Please see attached JD's
> Let me know your thoughts. Happy to set up a time to provide
> additional details on the company and opportunity.
> Skye King Laskin
> Sr. Strategic Technical Sourcer, TalentInterests
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> 650-241-4174 m