Raul Vazquez

CEO, Oportun

San Carlos, CA

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Raul Vazquez is the CEO of Oportun, a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission of providing personal loans that help people with little or no credit history establish credit and build a better future. Based in the Silicon Valley, Oportun uses advanced technology to provide affordable loans to individuals who other lenders consider ‘unscoreable.’ Mr. Vazquez came to Oportun after almost nine years at Walmart in various senior leadership
roles, including EVP and President of Walmart West, and CEO of Walmart.com. Mr. Vazquez previously worked in start-up companies in e-commerce, at a global strategy consulting firm
focused on Fortune 100 companies, and as an industrial engineer for Baxter Healthcare. Mr. Vazquez serves on the Board of Directors of Intuit Inc. He is also a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Advisory Board, and the immediate past Chair of the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council. Mr. Vazquez is a graduate of Stanford University with BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering, and earned an MBA at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Vazquez was named by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group as one of its 2015 “Game Changers,” recognizing 20 “private and public sector leaders, poised and positioned to change the game of the innovation economy and to change the game at the local, regional, state, federal and international levels of engagement.”