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Steve Connolly

Steve Connolly

VP Operations, Ascent Student Loans

Steve currently leads Operations for Goal’s lending business, Ascent Student Loans, which includes underwriting-processing, customer service and school certification. Steve has 25 years of leadership experience, 18 in financial services, leading teams in Marketing, Operations, Quality, Asset Management while also having had full P&L responsibility both domestically and globally. Prior to Goal, Steve held broad leadership roles at GE Capital culminating as President & CEO Capital Aviation Services-Asset Management business, he led the Outdoors business for The Active Network, and was the EVP of Operations for Corelogic’s credit services businesses. Most recently, Steve was CEO, COO and Board Director, for a local fintech start-up in the point-of-sale lending space, which successfully exited via a sale of the company.

Education: University of San Diego, B.B.A.