Business lender, OakNorth, has announced the appointments of Tiffany Teng as Chief of Staff and Jeremy Payne as Director of Product, Data Services.
Teng was previously at JPMorgan Chase where she worked on the launch of several products including Chase Pay and the redesigned web platform. She managed product and product marketing teams at JPMorgan Chase, leading product definition and execution on strategic consumer technology and credit card initiatives. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Teng led the branding, social media, and content production teams for Bloomspot.com, a daily-deal e-commerce start-up that she co-founded in 2009 and that was acquired by JPMorgan Chase in 2013. She currently sits on the board of directors for EARN.org, a national San Francisco-based non-profit tackling financial insecurity by offering an online savings platform. She has a Master’s degree in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she co-led the inaugural fintech deal team for Stanford’s GSB Impact Fund which invests in early-stage, for-profit ventures seeking financial, social and environmental returns.
Payne has worked for several global institutions, including: JP Morgan, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Blackstone LP and Bloomberg where he spent the last seven years. At Bloomberg, he managed planning across a business unit comprised of seven product managers, more than 100 engineers, over 600 data analysts, and a $50m annual external budget. During his tenure, he pioneered the “Scaled Agile” planning, execution and accountability system – a model that was replicated across the company’s 5,000+ person global engineering and product team. He has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
Joel Perlman, Co-founder of OakNorth, said “At OakNorth, we’ve built a strong product and engineering culture where team members have incredibly high autonomy and ownership, and where every individual believes in our mission of solving the small and medium-sized business lending problem globally. Both Tiffany and Jeremy are accomplished and deeply passionate individuals with experience across start-ups, scale-ups and large established institutions. They both have proven track-records in building and mobilising high-performing teams and products. We’re delighted to be welcoming them to the team.”