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Roy Guthrie

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Roy A. Guthrie brings almost 40 years of experience in the consumer financial services industry to the leadership of Renovate America. Roy is the Chairman of the executive committee of Renovate America’s Board of Directors and also serves on the boards of several companies, including Synchrony Financial, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc., and OneMain Holdings, Inc. He previously served as chairman of the board of LifeLock prior to its sale, and as a board member of Discover Bank. At Discover Financial Services, Inc., Roy served as CFO and EVP from 2005 through 2011. Prior, he served as President and CEO of various businesses of Citigroup Inc., including CitiFinancial International and CitiCapital. He also served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Associates First Capital Corporation. Roy earned a B.A. in Economics from Hanover College and an M.B.A. from Drake University.

Paige Wisdom

Chief Financial Officer
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As Chief Financial Officer, Paige leads Renovate America’s financial strategy for growth and profitability. She has over 30 years of experience in financial services, including roles in finance, risk management, and capital markets. Previously, she served as CFO of Exeter Finance. Following the financial crisis, Paige served in the critical role of Chief Enterprise Risk Officer and Executive Vice President of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). Paige received an MBA from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in math and computer science from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Paige also serves as a director on Morgan Stanley Bank’s board of directors.

Ari Matusiak

Chief Strategy Officer
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As Chief Strategy Officer, Ari leads efforts to create and grow a regulated and sustainable multi-state PACE industry and manages its relationships with key partners and policymakers. Ari served as the Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of Private Sector Engagement, bridging the private sector and the Administration and developing policies that spurred job creation and long-term economic competitiveness. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Young Invincibles, a national organization dedicated to improving economic opportunities for 18 to 34 year olds. While VP of Strategy and Community Impact at The Rhode Island Foundation, Ari leveraged over $500 million in affordable housing investment and created thousands of jobs. Ari graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an B.A. in Political Science from Brown University, and Cum Laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Public Interest Law Scholar.

Scott McKinlay

Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer, Scott is responsible for Renovate America's legal and regulatory affairs. This includes managing all company contracts, compliance protocols, in addition to the operation of an industry-leading Contractor Quality Rating system. Prior to joining RA, Scott worked for a number of lenders including Springleaf (NYSE:LEAF), E-Loan, and First Nationwide Bank, a Ford Motor Company subsidiary. Most recently, Scott was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Springleaf, a national lender that provides approximately $2 billion in personal loans to homeowners each year. Scott has also served as COO of a biotechnology company and an attorney with two well respected law firms. Scott earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his Law degree from the University of San Francisco.

Greg Memo

Executive Vice President – Business & Client Development
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As EVP of Business and Client Development, Greg structures all strategic partnerships, oversees a team that manages corporate relationships across the country and partnerships with contractors to help them grow their businesses. Prior to joining Renovate America, he was the CEO of Greenwave Systems, which developed an industry-leading energy management software platform for Global Service Providers and Utilities. Previous to Greenwave, Greg held the position of VP/General Manager for Cisco's Consumer Business Organization, SVP of Products/Marketing for Gateway/eMachines, President/COO of Alta Vista, VP/GM of Consumer Notebook Products at Compaq, along with senior product positions at Apple. Greg has a B.S. degree from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from San Jose State University.

Adam Garfinkle

Senior Vice President – Capital Markets
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As SVP and Head of Capital Markets, Adam is responsible for leading the organization in capital raising, liquidity management, secondary market asset distribution and risk management. Adam comes to Renovate America with a 30 year structured finance career encompassing investment banking, sale & trading, and private equity. With 13 years at Bank of America as Managing Director, Adam developed his expertise in ABS & MBS Structured Finance. Adam leads with humility, humor and a deep personal investment in coaching his team towards achieving their personal and professional goals. Adam graduated from the University of Florida with B.A. degrees in Political Science and Economics.

Jamie Latiano Jacobs

Senior Vice President – People & Culture
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As SVP of People and Culture, Jamie leads Renovate America’s talent and culture strategy to deliver on the company’s growth objectives and reinforce its Employer of Choice positioning. She is focused on building a high performing organization of exceptional talent that will continue to lead in the marketplace. Jamie is passionate about attracting and retaining purpose-driven employees who fit the company’s authentic, values-centric culture. She is an entrepreneurial leader who has concentrated on businesses in stages of significant growth and transformation. Prior to this role, she served in executive leadership roles with global organizations such as Thales, Ingram Micro, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Ingersoll Rand, and Quantum Corporation. Jamie holds B.A. degrees in History and Political Science from the University of California San Diego, and an M.B.A. from Chapman University.

Dan Stevenson

Senior Vice President – Product, Marketing & Technology
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As SVP of Product, Marketing & Technology, Dan oversees how the Renovate America brand and its products engage with customers in the marketplace. Throughout his career, he has led organizations through the comprehensive development and refinement of customer experiences, delivering high levels of satisfaction and engagement. Most recently, he served as an SVP in VSP’s Omni-Channel business. Prior to VSP, he was an SVP at Sony Electronics, where he oversaw dramatic improvements to customer satisfaction and profitability through their online business. He has also served as a Product Management, Marketing and Operations executive for industry-leading consumer brands including Gateway, Apple and Compaq. Dan has a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Ellen Qualls

Senior Vice President – Market Development & External Affairs

As SVP of Market Development & External Affairs, Ellen leads corporate communications strategy and oversees the teams that engage with local and regional governments, business associations, and advocacy groups. Ellen has more than two decades’ experience in government and political communications and strategy, including serving as Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning for all four years of Nancy Pelosi’s tenure as the first woman Speaker of the House, and as Surrogate Communications Director for President Obama’s re-election campaign. She’s worked for two Virginia governors, and on Congressional, state legislative, and local government campaigns, as well as for non-profit advocacy organizations. Ellen is a former print, radio, and TV reporter, and has a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and was selected as a Spring 2011 teaching fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

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