Ezra Garrett is the SVP of Public Affairs & Impact at Oportun, an A.I.-powered digital banking platform based in the Silicon Valley that seeks to make financial health effortless for anyone. He leads the company’s government relations, corporate communications, community impact and ESG programs.
Oportun has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) since 2009, and is driven by a mission to provide inclusive and affordable financial services.
Oportun helps its nearly 1.5 million hardworking members meet their daily borrowing, savings, banking, and investing needs. Since inception, Oportun has provided more than $12 billion in responsible and affordable credit, saved its members more than $2 billion in interest and fees, and automatically helped members set aside more than $7.2 billion for rainy days and other needs.
Prior to joining Oportun in 2015, Mr. Garrett spent 13 years at PG&E, one of the nation’s largest energy utilities, serving in senior leadership roles including Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Community Relations. Ezra also spent 2 years at Target leading local community relations for the western United States.
Mr. Garrett holds a BA in political science from U.C. Berkeley, and serves on the boards of the Latino Community Foundation, Leadership San Francisco, and the Public Affairs Council.