John Flynn – President/CEO
President/Chief Executive Officer of Open Lending, LLC and Lenders Protection, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Lending, LLC. Prior to joining Open Lending, John was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Good2cu.com. He previously served as Director of Marketing at The Equitable and was responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s national marketing program to the credit union industry. John brings a unique perspective as he served for 12 years as Chief Executive Officer at Washington Gas Light Federal Credit Union in Springfield, VA. His varied background includes extensive experience in marketing and sales management and as a co-founder of Objective Advisors, Inc., a registered Investment Advisory firm dedicated to providing objective financial management services to credit unions and banks throughout the country. John received his BA in accounting from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.
Ross Jessup – Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Ross is Chief Financial and Operations Officer and Director of Open Lending, LLC as well as wholly owned subsidiaries Lenders Protection, LLC and insurance captive Lenders Assurance, Inc. Insurance Administrative Services, LLC, and Oxford Reinsurance, Ltd. Ross oversees the financial and operational aspects of the business and works closely with outside actuaries, investors and insurance partners. Additionally, he helps supports national account sales and customer support functions. Previously, he worked in the public accounting area with national firms (Arthur Andersen) and regional firms primarily specializing in transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions, taxation, and financing transactions. He also is a general partner of various investment funds that provide early stage capital to technology related companies. Ross earned a BA in Accounting from The University of Mississippi. He is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Young Entrepreneurs Organization.
Ryan Collins – Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer at Open Lending, LLC. Ryan is a former Software Engineer for CUNA Mutual Group where he developed and matured LoanLiner.com, a web-based lending platform used by more than 500 credit unions nationwide. In addition, Ryan also created and managed the billing system, claims system, refund system, core system integrations, and customer reporting for Lenders Protection. Ryan oversees all technology aspects at Open Lending and works closely with outside actuaries, insurance partners, loan origination systems, core systems, and all technology partners. Ryan has a business and computer science degree from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sandy Watkins – Chairman/Founder
Chairman and Founder of Open Lending, LLC and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Open Lending, LLC. Previously, Sandy co-founded Advanced Resource Computer Systems, Inc. (ARC Systems), an Austin-based technology company, specializing in automated underwriting systems for the mortgage industry. Earlier in his career, he was employed with Goldman, Sachs & Co. and subsequently directed U.S. investments for foreign investors for five years. Sandy earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master in Business and Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.