Expansion Capital Group Names Herk Christie Chief Operating Officer
Sioux Falls, SD — Expansion Capital Group ECG) today announced the appointment of Herk Christie from VP of Operations to Chief Operating Officer. Christie will oversee the company’s underwriting, IT, analytics, and merchant support and services departments. Christie, has been with ECG since March 2016 and has played a critical role in the growth of ECG and its many successes.
ECG, headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, is a technology-enabled specialty lender that leverages data and analytics to offer customized solutions to small businesses.
Since inception, ECG has connected over 12,000 small businesses nationwide to approximately $350 million in capital. Christie’s appointment comes as ECG continues to see increased growth in its small business lending platform that utilizes technology, data, and analytics to drive user experience and increase access to capital. Christie will lead ECG’s internal operational infrastructure to meet the growing demand for its expanded services.
“ECG continues to put Sioux Falls on the map for financial technology innovation by creating products and solutions that have won the hearts and minds of our customers,” said Christie. “I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation and operational excellence as we expand product options to suit the evolving needs of small businesses across America.”
Vincent Ney, CEO of ECG, said, “Herk understands how to create a culture and environment where our hardworking employees have the opportunity to maximize their growth potential within a range of businesses opportunities. Herk’s leadership in our operational strategy has been a key driver in ECG’s growth and success.”
About Expansion Capital Group
Expansion Capital Group (“ECG”) is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD with an additional office in Wilmington, DE. ECG is a technology-enabled specialty lender that leverages data and analytics to offer customized solutions to small businesses. Since inception in 2013, ECG has provided approximately $350 million in working capital to small businesses throughout the United States. Continued investment in its lead referral partnerships, technology platform, people, and its proprietary risk-based analytics modeling platform has positioned ECG to increase its origination volume by approximately forty percent since 2018. This investment and growth has led ECG to be recently recognized as the 802nd Fastest Growing Private Company in America and the 2nd Fastest in South Dakota by Inc. 5000, as well as the Best FinTech to Work by SourceMedia.
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