As Director of Public Policy for LendingClub, Louis strives to create a financial system that uses technology innovation to treat people better. He joined LendingClub in 2013 to develop and launch its small business lending program, and since has helped lead nonprofit/fintech coalitions to pass a series of state and federal laws on data innovation and consumer and small business protection. Louis worked to co-found the Marketplace Lending Association and the Responsible Business Lending Coalition, is a co-author of the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, an industry/nonprofit consensus on responsible lending standards signed by over 100 organizations. He has spoken on fintech innovation and financial inclusion at MIT, Harvard, the Financial Health Network, the Cato Institute, the SBA, and hearings and events of US Congress and state legislatures. Louis holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and attended the MBA program at UC Berkeley.