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Avant Names Ryan Lawrence As General Counsel

Newly Appointed General Counsel Marks Corporate Commitment to Growth

Avant, a credit-first financial technology company* that provides access to innovative financial solutions to underserved non-prime customers, today announced its appointment of Ryan Lawrence as General Counsel.

“We are thrilled to have Ryan join our management team at this very exciting time in the company’s growth trajectory,” said Matt Bochenek, CEO of Avant. “As we look ahead and begin to make plans for 2023, I am confident that Ryan’s experience and leadership will be instrumental to our continued success.”

Lawrence brings to the position over sixteen years of leadership experience across multiple public companies and a large international law firm. Most recently, he served as General Counsel at Shift Technologies, Inc. and was previously a Partner in the Corporate and Securities Group at Mayer Brown LLP. His in-house experience also includes Deputy General Counsel, Corporate at Cushman & Wakefield, Assistant General Counsel at Royal Caribbean and Chief Legal Officer at Textura, where he led the legal effort in its 2013 IPO and sale to Oracle in 2016. Lawrence graduated from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law and earned his B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“I’m excited to be part of the incredible team at Avant as they build upon their offering to non-prime consumers in this critical economic environment,” said Lawrence. “Avant is unparalleled in its ability to meet the financial needs of hard-working Americans, and I’m proud to play a role in their inevitable growth and expansion.”

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About Avant

Avant is a credit-first financial technology company* that provides access to innovative financial solutions, including personal loans and credit cards, championing customers on their financial journey. Through a combination of technology, analytics, and superior customer service, the Avant platform is designed to serve the non-prime U.S. consumer, largely underserved by traditional financial institutions. We're on a mission to move our customers Financially Forward™ to reach their financial goals. Since 2012, Avant has connected almost 3 million customers to $8 billion in loans and over 1 million credit cards. Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, and Bloomberg, and has raised over $650 million of equity capital.

*Avant, LLC is a financial technology company, not a bank. Avant-branded credit products are issued by WebBank


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