California Tech & Science

Fintech leader OppLoans Appoints Sal Hazday to COO Role

01 01 1970

    CHICAGO, IL, July 18, 2017 -- OppLoans, a leading online lending platform, has hired veteran business executive, Sal Hazday, as Chief Operating Officer. OppLoans leverages strong technology and analytics to provide liquidity with flexible payment options to non-prime consumers. Hazday will lead operational excellence while driving new product strategy and ensuring continued best-in-class customer service rankings.Hazday joins OppLoans from ADP, where he most recently led its Small Business Services division that provides Payroll, HR and Time & Attendance solutions to over 500,000 small business clients. Prior to that role, he ran ADP's Insurance Services agency, which manages over $1 billion in client premiums. Hazday obtained a bachelor's degree from Yale and an MBA from Stanford. "Sal is a well-known industry veteran who brings more than 20 years of financial services experience to OppLoans," said Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppLoans....

Fintech Leader OppLoans Appoints Andy Pruitt to Chief Technology Officer Role

01 01 1970

    CHICAGO, IL, October 19, 2017 -- OppLoans, the nation's leading socially responsible online lender, has announced the appointment of Andy Pruitt to the role of Chief Technology Officer. Pruitt is a renowned technologist and company founder. At OppLoans, Pruitt will lead the development team to improve the proprietary OppLoans technology platform to offer borrowers faster, safer, and more responsible online borrowing. Pruitt is a hands-on technologist who has helped start and grow three Chicago-area software companies. A University of Chicago graduate, Andy lives in Hyde Park with his family and volunteers his technical expertise at local schools. "Andy Pruitt is the most well-rounded technology leader in the city of Chicago," said Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppLoans. "This high-caliber addition to the team, in this critical role, is a powerful statement of our commitment to bringing safer and more advanced financial technology solutions to the underbanked...

FinTech Firm OppLoans Advances to #219 on Inc. Magazine's 2017 List of 500 Fastest-Growing Companies

01 01 1970

    CHICAGO, IL, August 16, 2017 -- OppLoans, the country's leading socially responsible online lender, has achieved the rank of #219 on Inc. Magazine's 2017 list of the 500 fastest-growing privately owned companies. "It was an honor last year to claim the 445th position on this prestigious list," said Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppLoans. "To leap forward 226 spots in 12 short months is further proof that OppLoans is leading the transformation of the FinTech industry. This past year, we've cemented our reputation for delivering untouchable customer service--as evidenced by our unheard of 4.8 out of five-star rating on Google with over 1,500 reviews."In the past year, OppLoans has launched major subprime borrower advocacy initiatives like OppU, a free online personal finance curriculum. The firm has also made enterprise-level technology improvements that help provide the fastest possible application and funding process for customers. Additionally,...

Fingertips Lab Launches O6 – Elegant “Eyes-Free” Controller for iPhone

01 01 1970

What morphed from an initial desire to create a device that bridges connectivity between the visually impaired and mobile devices, has now expanded to the mission of creating a device that allows for a new concept – eyes-free browsing. San Francisco, California June 14, 2017 Fingertips Lab announces availability of its award-winning O6 today – an elegant "eyes-free” controller for communications, apps and music, connecting via Bluetooth to any iPhone. The free O6 App, which consists of channels such as emails, notifications, Twitter, news and more, works in conjunction with O6 to narrate content. Together, they make staying connected as simple as listening to the radio, whether driving, walking or at home. O6 technology uses AI to convert content users would typically read in apps into radio stations. Users can scroll to hear their social feeds, text messages and emails without ever speaking a word or looking at phones. They can also respond to messages, get directions,...

Fingerprinting and the Modern Private Investigator

01 01 1970

California Private Investigator Even in our era of DNA testing to establish identity and presence at a crime scene, fingerprints remain a key tool in the crime investigator’s kit. This is one situation where the new shouldn’t supplant the old: a good investigator should be able to appreciate both DNA profiling and fingerprint analysis as important contributors to evidence.”— John A DeMarr, P.I.LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 1, 2017 -- While one can appreciate the newness of DNA profiling in the world of forensic science, people may be less aware of how relatively new the use of DNA profiling’s most obvious precursor, fingerprinting, is, at least in its application to crime investigation. hat fingerprints had their uses was already known in ancient times. Archaeological evidence suggests that the Babylonians were using fingerprints in lieu of signatures as early as the second millennium BCE. While the Babylonian’s may not...

Fingerprint Biometrics in the VAR 2017 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 11.8% and Forecast to 2020

01 01 1970

New York, NY -- 09/18/2017 -- The analysts forecast the global fingerprint biometrics in value-added reseller (VAR) market to grow at a CAGR of 11.8% during the period 2016-2020.In 1999, biometrics was introduced to identify an individual based on the behavioral and physiological characteristics of the individual, which are difficult to duplicate. It is an authentication method that evaluates one or more unique biological traits such as voice, palm geometry, and DNA. Biometric technologies are considered to be more reliable compared to hardware devices and numeric codes. Biometrics involves the verification and identification of an individual for authentication. The verification process is a one-to-one matching process that is used to verify biometric traits of an individual against a specific template in the database. The identification process is a one-to-many matching process where the biometric traits of an individual are matched against all templates in the database.Get a Sample Report...

Find Commercial and Residential Roofing Services at Bilt-Well Roofing

01 01 1970

Press Release - updated: Sep 22, 2017 15:00 EDT Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 2017 - ​Established in 1936 and based in Los Angeles, California, Bilt-Well Roofing is family owned and run roofing company that majors in offering commercial roofing and residential roofing services.Bilt-Well Roofing has an expert, qualified team of in-house licensed and skilled subcontractors who are trained to handle their clientele’s roofing projects with professionalism and precision as well as uphold clean working environments. Guarantees they offer are the timely completion of projects, and superior job quality on completion carried out seamlessly all in a bid to guarantee full client satisfaction. Speaking of their decking services, the Chief Executive Officer said, “Apart from providing commercial and residential roofing services, we offer decking services. At Bilt-Well Roofing, we recognize that an attractive deck augments the worth of a home and the morale of its dwellers. If you...

Finalists Named in 2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards

01 01 1970

The program also will recognize University of California, Davis as the 2017 "Innovation of the Year" honoree, spotlighting the university's role as a champion of regional innovation and entrepreneurship. Chancellor Gary S. May will accept the award on behalf of the university and provide keynote remarks. "It's an honor to accept the Innovation of the Year award on behalf of UC Davis," Chancellor May said. "We thank Sacramento area leaders for recognizing how a top public research university like ours contributes to a thriving region. We look forward to enhancing our ties with the region's business and technology communities." The program's selection committee reviewed more than 75 nominations submitted online through the Sacramento Business Journal between June 1 and July 31, 2017. Committee members were drawn from the area's civic, business, academic and technology sectors, and include representatives...

Finalists Named in 2017 Idaho Innovation Awards Program

01 01 1970

As the state's premier business innovation awards program, the Idaho Innovation Awards recognize groundbreaking accomplishments in five categories. For the full list of finalists, visit the Stoel Rives website. The nominations, submitted between June 5 and July 28, were judged by a selection committee consisting of leaders from Idaho's business, technology and academic communities. Votes were tallied by accountants at Deloitte. Tickets, tables and sponsorships for the awards dinner are available through the ITC website. About the Innovation Awards: Stoel Rives has celebrated innovative companies and their accomplishments since hosting the first Innovation Awards in Salt Lake City in 2002. Each consecutive year, the law firm has honored groundbreaking advancements from emerging to established...

Finalists Named for Atlanta's 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote

01 01 1970

Atlanta's 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Finalists Dale Higdon retired from the Georgia Forestry Commission in 2008 and began devoting countless hours volunteering for environmental organizations. To name a couple, Higdon is a hands-on board member of the Georgia Urban Forest Council, an organization that seeks to help Georgia communities build strong community tree programs. He also volunteers for the Georgia Piedmont Land Trust, helping to preserve land and protect water quality, tree canopy and historic sites. Higdon also volunteers with the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, as well as the Mill Creek Nature Preserve. His nonprofit of choice is Georgia Piedmont Land Trust. Michelle Rice inspires the community to engage children in hands-on gardening and encourages people to have a love for the outdoors. For the past eight years, Rice has led the organic edible garden program at Atlanta Public School's...

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