The eCredable Advisory Board is made up of industry veterans in credit education, financial services, and web marketing.
The Advisory Board provides guidance to the eCredable management team on how to best serve the consumers and businesses we bring together through the use of alternative credit.
William “Bill” Cheeks
Bill Cheeks is President of ABBA Associates, a Georgia based fiscal management consulting firm that helps consumers map a successful Life Plan through counseling sessions and seminars conducted nationwide for companies, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. He is a former executive with Equifax, retiring as Vice President of consumer education after 34 years with the company.
Bill has been extremely involved with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, including Operation Hope, Atlanta Private Industry Council, State YMCA, Georgia Council on Economic Education, Cobb Workforce Investment Board, BUY Cobb Inc., Boys and Girls Club of Cobb County, United Way of Cobb County and Alpha Phi Fraternity Inc. He was an advisory board member - Purchasing Power, Inc. and is a consumer council member with Experian Inc.
Shon Dellinger is an internet and business development executive who has successfully delivered simple, high value products and services through the use of unique technology and analytic solutions that help people save money and enrich their lives. He is the co-founder of MyRewardsTree.com and recently spent six years overseeing the creation of the award winning, BBB rated A+ website, myFICO.com the most active community for credit on the internet with over 500,000 registered members and more than 4 million uses of myFICO products.
These experiences, along with his years as a Senior Director at Internet pioneer Yodlee, have shaped Shon’s beliefs that more informed consumers are better consumers, and by giving consumers more control over their own data through intelligent solutions that businesses and consumers win.
Ken Driskell spent 30 years as a community banker, business owner, speaker and author in Alpharetta, Georgia. As the CEO and founder of First Colony Bank, Ken built one of the most profitable banking franchises in the country. His innovative approach in providing the highest levels of customer service while leveraging technology set new standards for the industry. He sold his bank in 2003. Ken has served on the Board of Directors of numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations, as well as actively volunteering his time to assist local government projects.
In his banking career, Ken loaned money to business owners and real estate investors for start-ups, acquisitions and expansions. Ken continues to actively counsel and consult with business owners, and operate his own successful businesses as well by applying the same ideas that he so freely passes along to others. Many of these ideas are included in his book, "How to Make Your Banker Say Yes.”
Since retiring from banking, Ken enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, overseeing several family businesses, golfing and relaxing at his Destin beach home.
Robert Fite has over 20 years of experience in the credit & risk management industry, with expertise in data, analytics, and decision management technology. For the past 20 years, Rob has held various management and or leadership positions with Experian (one of the three national credit bureaus), Fair Isaac (a global provider of analytic and decision management solutions), and LexisNexis (one of the largest providers of public record data in the United States). Over the years Rob has had the opportunity to work with many of the credit industry’s largest providers of credit, including many major banks, credit card issuers, auto finance companies, alternative loan providers, and credit unions. His unique background and years of experience has enabled him to become an industry expert in credit decisioning – in both traditional and alternative credit data sources.
An award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist and blogger, top-rated radio talk show host and bestselling author of real estate, business and consumer finance books. Each week, millions of consumers read her columns and use her consumer-friendly advice to make smarter choices with their money.
She currently has nearly one million books in print, and her syndicated column appears in nearly 100 newspapers and websites. Her You Tube Channel, Expert Real Estate Tips, has more than 2 million views.
Ilyce also runs Think Glink Publishing, a communication strategy and media design architecture firm that helps companies engage more intelligently and effectively with their customers through unique content and total market solutions.
C. Gene Kirby, Jr.
Gene Kirby is President of C. G. Kirby Partners, LLC an independent management consulting firm focused on the financial services industry and also serves as Chairman of New Market Partners, LLC a specialty consulting firm focused on helping banks meet the needs of underserved consumers.. Prior to forming his consulting firm he spent nearly 30 years in the banking industry, most recently as President of NewAlliance Bank in New Haven, CT where he led all business lines across the company. He also served as Corporate Executive Vice President with SunTrust Bank, responsible for the retail line of business, the commercial line of business, consumer product management, call center operations and corporate marketing, and Director of eBusiness. He is a former Chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association, is active across the financial services industry and is involved with multiple charitable and community organizations.
He is a former Chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association, is active across the financial services industry and is involved with multiple charitable and community organizations.
Anthony Lazzarini is currently the US Regional Data Manager, VP at a Chicago based clearing broker. With nearly a decade at TransUnion, Anthony's journey has been marked by leading transformative data initiatives, enhancing financial inclusivity, and guiding US credit reporting's future. From onboarding new data furnishers to mentoring the next generation of data professionals, Anthony has played a pivotal role in shaping data governance standards. A seasoned expert, Anthony's contributions continue to redefine industry benchmarks.
Growth leader and operations executive with global digital and traditional media experience. Track record in leading revenue and profit growth. Expertise in strategy, sales & marketing, mergers & acquisitions, SEM, SEO, innovation and product development. Also experience in turnaround management. Sector expertise in internet, e-commerce, digital media, technology, consumer and B2B products, education and professional services. (NBC, Comcast,The Weather Channel, Sony, CreditCards.com, Bankrate).
Julie Stav, an award winning consumer and financial educator, recognized by millions of Hispanics in local communities around the country, the media as well ad by two U.S. Presidents, is the go-to expert for tens of millions of Spanish and English dominant Latinos.
Julie’s very unique, approachable and down-to-earth style is credited with engaging millions of consumers and small business owners who were standing on the “sidelines” and empowered them to take charge of their financial futures.
No other personality has helped and had a greater influence on millions of Hispanics wishing to realize their Great American Dream... Financial security and well-being.
Dino is an attorney practicing with the Washington State law firm of Karr Tuttle and Campbell.
He is licensed in California, Washington and Alaska. Dino represents clients in all three states and actively practices before the Washington and Alaska state and federal courts.