Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Sarah leads the vision for all aspects of technology at Open Lending. Sarah served previously as Open Lending’s SVP of IT Operations.
Sarah brings with her over 15 years of experience in IT leadership, infrastructure, and systems design with proven expertise in software engineering and business operations. Sarah is the scrum master of the Open Lending team and project management office lead. She is responsible for the company’s software releases and quality, building processes to efficiently streamline company-wide initiatives, and technology and security compliance. Since joining the company in 2016, she has developed processes that have streamlined operations in support of the SOC 2 Type 2 audits, managed test plan development and software releases, created workflows and performed other business analyst duties to support the team’s backlog, and developed a fully-staffed quality assurance department with a new test automation framework. Sarah also created best practices and rebuilt relationships as a LOS technical liaison which has helped streamline implementations with multiple business partners. Sarah is instrumental in technology processes, development operations, generating internal and external analytics for all teams to maximize performance, and new team member development.
Prior to joining Open Lending, Sarah spent 14 years with Hewlett Packard Enterprise as a scrum of scrums master, system software engineer, project manager and program manager. There she program-managed system-level quality assurance teams for enterprise system software and firmware.
Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University. She is a certified scrum master (CSM) and project management professional (PMP). Outside of work, Sarah enjoys camping and fishing with her family. Sarah resides in Spicewood, TX with her husband and son.