Laura Kavanaugh Joins PayNet as Product Leader
Experienced Business Strategist to Drive Pipeline of Solutions to Close Small Business Credit Gap
SKOKIE—(PRWEB)—PayNet, an Equifax company that provides credit and analytics on small and medium enterprises (SMEs), today named Laura Kavanaugh as its Head of Product Management. Kavanaugh joins PayNet as the company accelerates its new product pipeline under Equifax to improve small business lending experiences and outcomes.
Kavanaugh is responsible for developing new versions of existing PayNet offerings and a suite of new solutions that integrate the unique and valuable commercial data assets from Equifax. Most recently, PayNet launched the PayNet Financial Statement Report™ (FSR). With a single click, financial institutions can use FSR to collect financial data from applicants to accelerate decision time and increase loans to small businesses.
“We have a lot of market momentum with new products, partnerships, customer adoption, and our recent combination with Equifax,” said William Phelan, SVP and General Manager at PayNet. “Laura is a great fit for our team and perfect leader to bring innovative risk, marketing and software products to help our customers deliver lower cost safer credit to Main Street businesses. We’re excited about the innovative enhancements and new solutions being built on the data strengths of PayNet and Equifax.”
“PayNet’s database of commercial loans and leases is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and Canada, helping drive more capital to Main Street,” Kavanaugh added. “I’m looking forward to working with Bill and the team to improve the small business lending process and help capital flow to this critical part of the economy.”
Kavanaugh brings more than 18 years of success building, marketing and developing go-to-market strategies for leading technology companies. Most recently, she served as Senior Director of Product Strategy at CareerBuilder, overseeing the creation of integral products and marketing assets. Before that, she served in a variety of advisory and senior leadership roles at Angie’s List including Director of Marketing.
Kavanaugh earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University at Bloomington, and her Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Economics from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
PayNet will be hosting a Credit Scoring Seminar on July 15-16 in Chicago. The seminar will include practical approaches to exceeding customer expectations through more efficient underwriting and portfolio management process and strategies for lenders. Click here for more details regarding the seminar.
PayNet, Inc., an Equifax company, is the leading provider of credit ratings on small businesses enabling lenders to manage credit risk, grow earning assets and operate credit processes at a lower cost. PayNet maintains the largest proprietary database of small business loans, leases and lines of credit encompassing over 24 million contracts worth over $1.6 Trillion. Using state-of-the-art analytics, PayNet converts raw data into real-time marketing intelligence and predictive information that subscribing lenders use to make informed small business financial decisions and improve their business strategy. For more information, visit https://PayNet.com.