Stephanie Overholt at Borrowell #Toronto

Updated: Mar 30, 2020

Stephanie Overholt, Senior Director of Lending at Borrowell
LEADING LADY IN FINTECH

What's your story? What drew you to FinTech?

I’ve spent my career in Financial Services. After graduating from Industrial Engineering, I joined a large bank in a Process Engineering role. When I decided I wanted to move away from more consulting/project-based roles, I joined D+H which at the time was a fully Canadian business of around 1000 employees primarily focused on cheque printing. With cheques being a declining business, D+H pivoted to be a Financial Technology provider and I pivoted with the company. I spent most of my time at D+H leading operations teams supporting a technology-enabled service, but I also spent time on strategic projects and partnership roles. When I left the company (now Finastra) it was a 10,000-person global organization and the third largest FinTech company in the world.


Some of my favorite parts of my career were leading small high-performing cross-functional teams, so that’s what I was looking for when I joined Borrowell. I’m so fortunate to go to work every day building a company with talented colleagues to better serve our members. Borrowell’s mission is to help people make great decisions about credit. With its free credit score and report monitoring, personal loans, and financial product recommendations, Borrowell empowers Canadians to improve their financial well-being. I feel very fortunate to able to work at one of Canada’s largest financial technology companies, with over 700,000 users. I’ve always been a personal finance nerd and love helping bring that knowledge to Canadians.


What makes FinTech an exciting area to build your career in?