Luz Lopez Urrutia

Former Managing Director at Wachovia Corporation

Luz Lopez Urrutia

Luz Lopez Urrutia

Former Managing Director at Wachovia Corporation

Biography

Ms. Urrutia is the President and Chief Operating Officer for El Banco de Nuestra Comunidad. For many years, she held positions as manager, relationship manager, sales, product development and credit officer within Wachovia Corporation in the Corporate Bank, Treasury Services, Capital Markets, Risk Management, and Retail Divisions. Most recently, she was a Senior Vice President for the Global Services Department of Wachovia. In this capacity, she managed the International Sales, Product Development and Customer Service Groups. She developed and implemented several domestic and international Strategic Alliances in the US and overseas.Ms. Urrutia earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Finance and a MBA from Georgia State University. She holds NASD Securities licenses Series 7 and 63.

Overview
Career Highlights

Banuestra Financial Corp.

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821

Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

1

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Founder at The Financial Innovations Center, Inc.

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Senior Fellow at Urban Institute

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Member, Board of Directors at Center For Financial Services Innovation (Ventures)

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Vice President Policy & Advocacy at National Council of La Raza

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Chief Executive Officer at Wave Crest Payment Services of the Americas Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at Center For Financial Services Innovation (Ventures)

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Chief Executive Officer at Earnest, Inc.

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Human Resources at Ameritrust Mortgage Co. LLC

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Founder at Jo Ann Barefoot Group

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Former Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Wells Fargo & Co.

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Education

Georgia State University (GSU) is a public research university in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Founded in 1913, it is one of the University System of Georgia's four research universities. It has a student population of 32,022, including 24,096 undergraduates. Georgia State University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs spread across eight academic colleges with around 3,500 faculty members. Georgia State University is a part of the University System of Georgia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. GSU is a commuter school with 61% of first-year students living on-campus and 17% of all undergraduates living on campus. Approximately 27% of the student population is considered part-time while 73% of the population is considered full-time. The university is classified as a 'Research University/Very High Activity', according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Since its inception, 192,785 degrees have been conferred, with 6,737 of them conferred during fiscal year 2011. The university has a full-time faculty count of 1,142, with 69 percent of those faculty members either tenured or on tenure track. GSU has two libraries, University library and Law library, which hold over 4.3 million volumes combined and serve as a federal document depository. The university has an economic impact on the Atlanta economy of more than $1.4 billion annually.

Career History
Vice President-Field Sales & Services
2013 - Prior

Oportun is a mission-driven financial services company that uses advanced data analytics and technology to provide responsible, affordable personal loans that help people with little or no credit history establish credit and build a better future. The company’s centralized data analytics system calculates each loan applicant’s ability to repay, approves those loans the company believes can be paid back, and sets loan amounts and terms to fit customer budgets. Customer account information is also reported to credit bureaus to help customers establish credit history. Since its founding in 2005, Oportun has helped more than a million customers by disbursing more than $4 billion through more than two million small dollar loans. According to research commissioned by Oportun and conducted by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), a leading authority in consumer financial health, Oportun customers have saved more than a billion dollars in interest and fees by choosing Oportun loans instead of other options widely available to people with little or no credit history, including payday and pawn loans. Those alternatives are four times more expensive on average, but can be up to seven times more expensive. Oportun operates more than 250 retail locations and delivers bilingual (English/Spanish) customer service via retail locations, contact centers, and/or mobile to customers in Arizona, California, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

President & Chief Operating Officer
2003 - 2013

Banuestra Financial Corp. provides traditional and non-traditional bank and financial services. It offers consumer finance services such as check cashing, money transfers, and tax preparation through a dozen branches. The company was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Roswell, GA.

Managing Director
Prior

Wachovia Corp. provided commercial and retail banking services. It offered personal finance and wealth management services. The company was founded on June 16, 1879 and was headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

CFSI supports promising new companies, products and solutions through direct investment via its Catalyst Fund, grants and by attracting and organizing funding from other sources. They invest in opportunities that have potentially broad industry acceptance and measurable impact. CFSI seeks investment opportunities that have the potential to become both highly profitable and to demonstrate transformational impact for underbanked consumers. They actively look for early growth-stage business-to-business or business-to-consumer companies that address underbanked consumer needs, offer pioneering products or services, demonstrate positive consumer impact and value and can credibly project aggressive rate of return in large markets. Investment candidates should also have a strong management team, completed product, signed reference client and be generating revenue.

Member, Board of Directors
2019 - Current

Silicon Valley Community Foundation provides leadership, expertise and capital to help address social issues. It focuses on grant making programs for economic security, education, immigrant integration, regional planning, and community opportunity. The Firm also offers corporate philanthropy programs and consulting services. It caters to individuals, corporations, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations. the company was founded on January 3, 2007 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Director
Prior - 2015

The Financial Innovations Center, Inc. is the authority on consumer financial health that provides financial services innovators to build better consumer products and practices. It informs, advises, and connects members of its network to seed the innovation that will transform the financial services landscape. The company was founded by Jennifer Tescher in 2004 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$1,000
2002

Former Senator from Georgia

Awards & Honors
2015
Silicon Valley Business Journal - Woman of Influence
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