Millennial Payment Company Sezzle Hires Target and TD Bank Alum As Chief Risk Officer

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Jamie Kirkpatrick joins the Sezzle team with the goal to accelerate growth.

At Sezzle, we are going to make sure consumers have a pay over time product that works for them while responsibly preparing them for success in their future financial product needs.

Sezzle, the leading US-based financial technology company offering interest-free installment plans for online shoppers, announced today that they have added Jamie Kirkpatrick as their Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining Sezzle, Jamie was the Head of Risk Management for TD Bank’s partnership with Target and the Target REDCard program. Kirkpatrick will oversee Sezzle’s risk and decisioning operations.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Sezzle’s mission to financially empower young consumers. Having spent most of my career in the traditional consumer finance market, I have seen first hand how underserved many consumers are,” explains Kirkpatrick. “Whether it be due to lack of access or products that don’t cater to their needs, these consumers have been failed by the pay over time solutions of the past. At Sezzle, we are going to make sure consumers have a pay over time product that works for them while responsibly preparing them for success in their future financial product needs.

Kirkpatrick comes to Sezzle as a veteran of the retail and credit industries where he has had a proven track record in leading and growing major credit programs. Prior to his role leading risk with the REDCard, Jamie was the VP of New Customer Credit and Fraud at Bluestem Brands, where he helped improve decisioning on a multi-billion dollar portfolio.

“We’re very pleased to add Kirkpatrick to Sezzle’s executive team. His experience with underwriting with the REDCard and with Bluestem Brands adds an invaluable amount thought leadership to our team,” explains Charlie Youakim, CEO of Sezzle. “The entire Sezzle team welcomes Kirkpatrick and we eagerly anticipate the improvements he will bring to our decisioning processes.”

About Sezzle
Sezzle is a company focused on financially empowering young consumers. Sezzle’s payment platform helps consumers gain access to additional purchasing power via interest-free installment plans. This increase in purchasing power increases sales and lifts order values for Sezzle merchants. Sezzle uses a proprietary underwriting model in place of traditional credit checks when making credit decisions, enabling them to approve approximately 100% more applicants than other consumer financing solutions. You can learn more about Sezzle at https://sezzle.com.

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