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OnDeck Expands Executive Team With Key New Hire

Pamela Rice Joins the Leading Tech Lender as Senior Vice President of Technology

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  OnDeck (www.ondeck.com), the technology-powered Main Street lender, announced today the addition of Pamela Rice in the key position of Senior Vice President of Technology. Rice joins OnDeck from PayPal and arrives during the company's fast-growth phase highlighted by a 150 percent revenue surge and nearly $1 billion in capital delivered to Main Street businesses. She will oversee application and core engineering, platform operations and corporate IT, and will report directly to CEO Noah Breslow.

Pamela Rice Joins OnDeck as Senior Vice President of Technology

Rice's approach to technology leadership combines developing innovative solutions with scalable processes while building high performing teams.  At OnDeck she will harness her extensive expertise in building disruptive credit technology solutions to drive the expansion of the company's engineering team and enable OnDeck's product and market growth initiatives.

"Pamela has the leadership experience and proven track record in transitioning fast-growing companies to full-scale enterprises, which is exactly what we need as we take our business to the next level," said Noah Breslow, chief executive officer, OnDeck. "Our recent funding round, coupled with Pamela's hiring, will allow us to aggressively grow our technology team over the coming months to further expand our small business lending products and market reach."

"OnDeck has leveraged its technology to lead the disruption in the small business lending industry," said Pamela Rice, senior vice president of technology, OnDeck. "I am excited to join the team during this high growth period and look forward to scaling the company's innovative systems, expanding the team and advancing our operational excellence."

Most recently, Rice led Global Credit Technology for PayPal where she advanced its credit platforms across multi-channel, multi-market products while increasing uptime by over 40 percent and leading a distributed team of over 100 engineers. She also oversaw PayPal's U.S. Credit Technology, and helped deliver the first PayPal credit product in the European Union. Prior to PayPal, Rice was an early employee and engineering leader at Bill Me Later, where she built many of its original credit systems. PayPal/eBay eventually acquired Bill Me Later in 2008 in one of the most successful financial technology startup acquisitions of all time. Earlier in her career, Rice spent five years as a lead software engineer at UPS.

Rice co-founded eBay Women in Technology (eWIT) in Maryland and is a contributing member of Grace Hopper Celebrations of Women in Computing. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii, a master's degree from John Hopkins in Information Systems, and an executive MBA from Loyola University.

OnDeck is leading the industry with its online, real-time lending platform that evaluates the creditworthiness of a small business and delivers critical growth capital more efficiently than traditional lenders. Harnessing big data and readily available digital information, the company is transforming the lending process to one that is fast, easy and more transparent. To date, OnDeck has delivered nearly $1 billion to tens of thousands of businesses across over 725 different industries.

To learn more about OnDeck, please visit www.ondeck.com.

About OnDeck

Launched in 2007, OnDeck uses data aggregation and electronic payment technology to evaluate the financial health of small and medium sized businesses and efficiently deliver capital to a market underserved by banks.  Through the OnDeck platform, millions of small businesses can obtain affordable loans with a fraction of the time and effort that it takes through traditional channels. The company's proprietary credit models look deeper into the health of businesses, focusing on overall business performance, rather than the owner's personal credit history.  The OnDeck system also provides a critically needed mechanism for financial institutions and other business service providers to efficiently reach the Main Street small business market.

OnDeck has deployed nearly $1 billion in capital to tens of thousands of businesses across 725 different industries. The company grew 150 percent in 2013, and was recently named #11 on Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies in America list and was listed on the Inc. 500/5000 for a second year in a row. The company also has earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. OnDeck is financed by some of the nation's leading venture capital firms, including Google Ventures, SAP Ventures, RRE Ventures, Tiger Global and Institutional Venture Partners.

For more information, please visit: www.ondeck.com. Follow OnDeck on Twitter @OnDeckCapital

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