BEN TAGOE: New Strategic Planning SVP
VantageScore Solutions Hires Strategy Executive Ben Tagoe to Lead Strategic Planning and Alliances Group
VantageScore® Solutions, LLC, the company behind the VantageScore credit scoring models, welcomes Ben Tagoe, the company’s new senior vice president of Strategic Planning and Alliances.
Ben’s official start date was August 15, 2019. He reports directly to Barrett Burns, president and CEO of VantageScore Solutions.
In his new position, Ben will be responsible for refining and executing the ongoing strategic plan, focusing on the growth and traction of the VantageScore model among consumer lending institutions and incubating new growth initiatives. Ben also will partner with VantageScore’s industry and advocacy partners to further develop the company’s strategic relationships.
“Usage of VantageScore has been growing at a triple-digit rate, and the market continues to demand more predictive and inclusive models,” said Barrett Burns, president and CEO of VantageScore Solutions. “We are very pleased that Ben has joined the team, and with his strategic insights, we will be well positioned for new trends in consumer credit and the credit scoring industry.”
Ben most recently served as vice president for Consumer and Community Banking Strategy for JPMorgan Chase. In this role, he led teams responsible for numerous strategic initiatives, including partnerships, sales and corporate strategy.
Prior to that, Ben served as senior product manager at OnDeck Capital (NYSE: ONDK), a leading online small business lender, where he led product strategy for OnDeck’s line of credit. He also served as chief of staff, reporting to the CEO.
Ben began his career in the Securities Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Ben holds a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, awarded to the top 5 percent of the graduating class. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Ben also co-chairs the Associates Council of Let’s Get Ready, an organization that provides free SAT prep, admission counseling, and post-enrollment mentoring to students from low-income backgrounds and first-generation college students.