Lend Academy Podcast: Lexi Reese of Gusto

The COO of cloud-based payroll and benefits provider, Gusto, discusses how they were able to pivot so quickly to offer Paycheck Protection Program loans and scale it to almost $2 billion; this is a great example of embedded finance where non-financial services firms embed a finance function in their business; by working with fintech lenders Gusto was able to create a PPP front end to help small business apply for the government loan program; now, they are moving to the forgiveness phase of the program again with the help of their fintech partners. Lend Academy.

Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech.

LendIt Fintech conducts three conferences a year for the leading fintech markets of the USA, Europe, and Latin America. LendIt also provides cutting-edge content all year long via audio, video, and written channels.

Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series.

Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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