AUSTIN, Texas — June 12, 2018 — Self, the fintech startup that’s on a mission to help consumers responsibly build credit, has hired marketing veteran Brett Billick as Chief Marketing Officer to accelerate the company’s growth. Since raising $5 million in Series A funding in July 2017, the company has more than tripled its workforce and plans to continue hiring.
Billick was previously Chief Marketing Officer at SpareFoot, the largest online marketplace for self-storage comparison shopping, and head of marketing at RetailMeNot, an online coupons aggregator. He has also held senior marketing positions at Virgin America and Gap Inc.
“We are excited to have Brett join the team to help steer our next phase of growth,” said James Garvey, CEO of Self. “Brett brings years of experience in building and scaling teams that bring great consumer products to the masses.”
“I was immediately impressed by the sheer number of positive reviews of Self. Much of this company’s growth is due to word of mouth as people recommend the company to their friends and family,” Billick added. “And we’re just getting started -- I’m excited to join this incredible team as we help consumers begin or redefine their personal financial journeys.”
Credit bureau Experian reports that over a third of Americans have poor credit and a GoBankingRates survey revealed that 70 percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Self provides a simple and affordable solution for consumers to build their credit and savings, even if they don’t have a credit score already.
“While we have now surpassed 120,000 customers thanks to the hard work of the team and the positive reception to the product, we look forward to helping many more of the 100 million Americans with no credit score or poor credit history,” said Garvey.
“Self provides a simple and affordable way for people to build their credit,” Billick said. “Establishing healthy credit to achieve long term financial goals is very important. Our intent is to help consumers build their credit score and savings at the same time.”
Self is helping thousands of people improve their financial journey with a credit-builder account, a simple way to build credit and save money at the same time. Founded in 2016, the platform offers a unique approach for consumers with no credit or poor credit to establish a payment history and build their credit scores. For more information, visit www.self.inc.