NEW: The Game Plan and The VantageScore Podcast episodes

Date: May 25, 2021

Whether you’re planning a long road trip or spending time in your backyard this summer, stay ahead of the learning curve with our latest content…


As The Game Plan web series comes to a close, be sure to watch the final episodes that feature real stories and experts who discuss investing and career-building – lessons that last beyond COVID-19:

Episode 5: How do you invest in what’s ahead?

Investing holds the power and possibility to make your money work for you instead of you working more for your money. Although there is no guarantee you’ll make money in the markets, it is also something you don’t need to be intimidated by—and may already be participating in. So, how do you know when to jump into the market and how do you navigate once you’re there?

Episode 6: How to build a career in disruptive times?

As mass layoffs and pandemic-related shutdowns spread across the country, entire sectors of the economy are fundamentally changing. So how do you navigate these changes and prepare yourself for a career in the future? What steps can you take to re-skill, re-think, and re-evaluate your next steps?

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VantageScore sits down with two new guests this month: Peter Maynard, SVP USIS, Data and Analytics, Equifax + Kara Ward, partner at the litigation firm Holland & Knight.

Peter Maynard

How is AI used in credit? What is alternative data? In this episode, we talk to Peter Maynard who leads Equifax’s Global Capabilities team that focuses on identifying and driving innovative data and analytics solutions. His responsibilities include analytical product development and innovation, identity linking and matching, identity fraud solutions, as well as data and model governance across Equifax’s global markets.

As we dive into his journey, learn how he came to oversee teams that have generated six patent pending technologies as well as insight into the technical side of credit. Find out some interesting history on Equifax, one of the national credit reporting bureaus, along the way.

Kara Ward

Kara Ward has worked extensively on efforts to reform the single-family residential housing system. Learn about innovations, policies, and efforts underway to open up housing opportunities for disadvantaged and underserved communities. Find out how COVID-19 affected unbanked households and what we can expect under the Biden Administration in housing finance.

Kara frequently works on issues involving the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, U.S. Senate Banking Committee, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Federal Reserve System.

This is part one (the second part will be released next month).

You can listen to these podcasts on iTunes and Spotify.