Raul Vazquez

CEO of Oportun

Raul Vazquez is the CEO of Oportun, a high-growth, mission-driven Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and provider of inclusive, affordable financial services that empower people to build a better future. Based in Silicon Valley, Oportun serves individuals who other lenders consider “unscoreable” and has made over 3.2 million loans totaling over $7.3 billion across 12 states. Oportun’s customers have saved an estimated $1.5 billion in interest and fees compared to the alternatives typically available to them. Raul joined Oportun in 2012 after having held various senior leadership roles at Walmart, including EVP and President of Walmart West, President and CEO of Walmart.com, and EVP of Global eCommerce for developed markets. He is a board member of the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), and also serves on the Board of Directors of Intuit. Raul has previously served as a board member for Staples, as a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Advisory Board, and is the past of Chair of the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council. Mr. Vazquez was named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 National Award winner in the Financial Services category. Under his leadership, Oportun was named by Time Magazine as a Genius Company in 2018 and recognized as one of 50 businesses inventing the future. Mr. Vazquez led Oportun through a successful IPO in September of 2019, and the company is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “OPRT.”  Mr. Vazquez is a graduate of Stanford University with BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering and earned an MBA at the Wharton School of Business.