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Robert Reynolds joins Pinwheel as Head of Product

Pinwheel Team

June 9, 2022

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Today, we're excited to share that Robert Reynolds is joining Pinwheel as its first Head of Product.

Robert is a fintech industry veteran with a proven track record of building and leading fintechs from their earliest stages through periods of hyper-growth and unicorn valuations. Robert was the Chief Technology Officer for Avant, the only credit first neobank aimed specifically at lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. Robert’s teams founded many products, including the Avant credit card, which still operates as one of the top 25 card issuers in the U.S. Next, Robert and his team began innovating upon Avant's proprietary platform and discovered they could utilize it to help other financial institutions accelerate their digital banking and lending transformations. This creative use of their platform would become an entirely separate business known as Amount, a company where Robert was the Chief Strategy Officer.

Expanding Pinwheel's product suite

“Pinwheel was a natural next step for me because my background and values align with Pinwheel’s mission to create a fairer financial system,” said Reynolds, Head of Product. “I fundamentally believe in creating products which can subvert traditional credit evaluation norms and benefit a large population of individuals that have gone underserved. Pinwheel is already a market leader in terms of coverage with connectivity to over 1,600 platforms, conversions, and employer mappings, and my goal will be to further refine and expand our product suite, with an immediate focus on our earned wage access product suite. It’s an exciting and rewarding challenge to join a startup in an emerging market, and I can’t wait to pioneer change and innovation alongside some of the best and brightest in the industry.”

“I’m stoked to welcome Robert to the Pinwheel team, but if it’s even possible, I might be more excited for our customers who will have some game-changing new products to look forward to in the near future,” said Kurtis Lin, co-founder, and CEO. “Robert spent more than 15 years working at leading fintech companies building first-of-their-kind lending and credit products geared towards helping underserved consumers. With his unparalleled domain expertise alongside our already world-class product and platform, Robert and his team will bring tools and services to our customers that will unlock new products in lending, banking, and so much more, so they can bring these services to their end-customers.”

Robert’s addition to the team comes just on the heels of last week’s introduction of the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer, Lauren Crossett, and not long after Jeff Hudesman joined as the first Chief Information Security Officer.

If you're curious about how Pinwheel's products power companies like Cash App and Acorns, reach out to our team today.

And if you want to join the team building a world-class income data infrastructure, check out our open roles.