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Credit Sesame Appoints New Chief People Officer

Consumer credit health platform Credit Sesame today announced the appointment of a new Chief People Officer.

Pablo Gaito (pictured), who will be the first to serve in the newly created position, is tasked with scaling Credit Sesame’s “people operations” ahead of the company’s planned IPO. Gaito brings 20 years of experience managing human capital at large companies such as Cargill, Gap, and ServiceNow.

Gaito said he was attracted by “the authenticity of the people” at Credit Sesame” as well as the company’s “noble purpose to improve people’s lives through democratizing credit health.” He added, “Given the recent funding and ongoing growth, Credit Sesame is at a defining moment. I’m thrilled to guide us on our talent and culture roadmap to achieve our goal of scaling a healthy mission-driven company.”

Credit Sesame aims to democratize access to consumer credit scores, and has offered the service for free for almost a decade. The company also offers identity theft protection, savings recommendations, and a complete picture of users’ financial state all in one place.

Last month, Credit Sesame raised $43 million, a round which brought its total funding to $110 million. The company’s investors include Menlo Ventures, Inventus Capital, Globespan Capital, IA Capital Groups, Symantec, Capital One Ventures, and Stanford University.

After Credit Sesame’s most recent funding round in August, the company revealed that its valuation was nearing $1 billion and it planned to IPO soon. There is no word on the exact timing for the public debut, however.