Operation HOPE adds Will Lansing, CEO of FICO, to the global advisory board

Prior to joining FICO, Mr. Lansing was CEO and President of InfoSpace and CEO and President of ValueVision Media. FICO is a leading analytics software company helping companies in more than 90 countries make better decisions that drive growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company provides analytical software and tools that are used across industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations, and comply with strict government regulations.

Mr. Lansing was also a partner at General Atlantic Partners, a global private equity firm. Prior to General Atlantic, Mr. Lansing was CEO of NBC Internet, an Internet media company, and CEO of Fingerhut, a direct marketing company. He has held executive positions at General Electric, Prodigy, and McKinsey & Company. Mr. Lansing has served on the FICO Board of Directors since February 2006. He has a BA of Wesleyan University and a JD from Georgetown University.

“We are proud of it Will Lansing as a member of the HOPE Global Board of Advisors. Aside from his impressive résumé, I believe his commitment to financial equity and empowerment makes him an excellent addition and partner in our work together, “he said John Hope Bryant, Founder and CEO of Operation HOPE. “I look forward to his valuable insights that help shape our ongoing work to improve access to opportunity and inclusion for all.”

“At FICO, we are committed to financial inclusion and we look forward to continuing to work with Operation Hope beyond the Score a Better Future program to empower consumers through financial literacy. Joining the HOPE Board of Directors underscores our focus on analytical innovation and credit education for responsible credit enhancement access, “said Mr. Lansing. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to make positive change and ensure that HOPE is adaptable and responsive to the communities it serves.”

Mr. Lansing joins a prestigious board of directors comprised of some of the country’s top business, banking, and non-profit and NGO executives. Members of the HOPE Global Advisory Board support and assist Operation HOPE in its commitment to provide education in financial literacy and economic empowerment to individuals and small business owners living in underserved communities.

Information on Operation HOPE

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has moved America from civil rights to “silver rights” to make free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved and alleviate the poverty of millions of low- and middle-income youth and adults across the country to destroy. Through our community uplift model, HOPE Inside, named 2016 Innovator of the Year by American Banker Magazine, Operation HOPE has served and directed more than 4 million individuals $ 3.2 billion in economic activity to disenfranchised communities – from check cashing customers to bank customers, tenants and homeowners, small business dreamers to small business owners, minimum wage workers to subsistence consumers and insecure disaster victims to financially empowered disaster survivors. Project 5117 is our multi-year, four-step approach to tackling economic inequality, which aims to improve financial literacy, improve business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities, and stabilize the American Dream by increasing FICO scores. Operation HOPE recently received its seventh consecutive 4-star charity rating for financial management and a commitment to transparency and accountability by the renowned nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator.

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