Leo Jacobo joins ApplePie Capital as Vice President, Operations & Strategy.
ApplePie is excited to announce that Leo Jacobo has joined our team as Vice President of Operations & Strategy.
Leo is a financial services leader with 20 years of industry experience as an operator, sales leader, credit risk officer and strategic advisor for financial institutions including large banks and fintech disruptors.
In the last year Leo served on the Advisory Board of South End Capital and was instrumental in its recent strategic acquisition. He also served as advisor to Lendflow.io (YC W21) as the company successfully prepared for its Series A round. Leo was formerly VP of the Lending Operations team at SmartBiz Loans, leading the facilitation of over $3B in small business loans.
Leo’s deep credit experience includes SMB lending, both SBA and conventional, large loan commercial real estate origination, securitization, as well as servicing in prior roles at Wells Fargo Capital Markets and Moody’s Corporation. Leo’s prior roles have focused on scaling lending teams with a unique operational playbook that includes portfolio analysis, data analytics, pipeline flow and sales training for high volume production teams enabled with technology.
As a thought leader in fintech, Leo has produced numerous articles on lending including co-authoring a recent book, Credit Risk Measurement and Management: Disruption and Evolution edited by Moody’s Analytics and published by Risk Publications in 2019.