Our Team

Our team is a blend of successful financial services veterans and entrepreneurs.

  • Jim is the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Mercury® Financial. He is an industry leader in consumer finance, with deep experience in credit cards and a strong track record of meeting the needs of customers.

    Before joining Mercury® Financial from TD Bank (US), Jim was Head of Consumer Product, responsible for the performance of TD's retail product portfolio, product innovation, and delivery, as well as TD's card business. He gained significant domestic and international experience in credit card and consumer lending during his ten-year career at JPMorgan Chase. Earlier in his career, he worked in consumer marketing at Johnson & Johnson and Proctor & Gamble. Mr. Peterson proudly served in the United States Army for five years and graduated from United States Military Academy at West Point and Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Jeff Courtney is the Chief Operating Officer of Mercury® Financial. Jeff has over 25 years in leadership positions in operations, credit, and finance. As COO, Jeff is responsible for the strategy, technology, and operations of Mercury® Financial. Before joining Mercury® Financial, Jeff held leadership positions at JP Morgan Chase, where he oversaw the operations infrastructure for the company's Consumer and Community Banking serving 100MM+ customers.

    Jeff was previously the Head of Operations for the company's credit card division, the world's largest issuer of Visa cards. Before joining Chase, he spent eight years at MBNA America, where he held positions in finance, credit, and marketing.

    Jeff graduated summa cum laude from Widener University with a degree in Organizational, Development, and Leadership. He has served on the Financial Services Roundtable and was a board member at the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute.

  • Marge Hannum is the Chief Risk Officer at Mercury® Financial.

  • Steve is the Chief Financial Officer of Mercury® Financial. Steve has over 30 years of experience in financial services. As CFO, he has responsibility for the overall financial management of the company, including accounting, balance sheet management, financial planning and analysis, corporate treasury, and tax.

    Prior to joining Mercury® Financial, Steve was Chief Operating Officer for Barclays US. Throughout his 17-year tenure at Barclays he held various roles including leading the strategy, finance, treasury and retail deposit areas. He was also instrumental in helping build Juniper Financial. His resume includes MBNA, Sears and Ernst and Young.

    He has a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Delaware, and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Sisy is the Product & Marketing Officer at Mercury® Financial.

    Prior to Mercury® Financial, she spent 13 years at J.P. Morgan Chase in various executive roles. In her last role, she was Managing Director of the Middle Market business for the Commercial Bank. Preceding that she was Managing Director for all Chase Consumer businesses, managing their Consumer Insights and Business Development. She was also General Manager of the Disney and Marriot/Ritz-Carlton co-brand partnerships.

    Sisy spent 20 years at Johnson & Johnson Consumer prior to her move to financial services.

    Sisy has an MBA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a B.A. Economics from the University of the Philippines (Cum Laude).

  • Matt is the Revenue Officer at Mercury® Financial. He has over 20 years of experience in financial services. In this role, Matt is responsible for directing all business development activities and for building long-term, impactful relationships with key partners to create valuable affinity and co-brand programs across all products.

    Prior to Mercury® Financial, he was the Senior Managing Director of Analytics at OneMain Financial supporting operations, marketing, digital, risk, development and capital markets. Matt was an executive team member of the Springleaf team during their IPO and subsequent acquisition of OneMain.

    Before OneMain, Matt held senior risk roles at Sallie Mae, Bank of America and MBNA.

    Matt holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of Notre Dame.

  • Atul Khemuka is the Strategic Analytics Officer at Mercury® Financial. He has over 16 years of experience in financial services and is responsible for directing acquisition and existing customer analytics, along with acquisition and portfolio campaign execution.

    Before joining Mercury® Financial, Atul was the VP of Decision Sciences at Barclay's, managing statistical model development, digital and partner analytics and existing customer strategy development.

    He graduated with a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida with a focus on Operations Research.

  • Srini Gumbula is the Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer of Mercury® Financial. Srini has over 20 years of experience in the financial, telecommunications and CRM industries. As CTO, Srini is responsible for Mercury® Financial's technology stack and IT infrastructure planning, strategy and execution.

    Prior to joining Mercury® Financial, Srini was Director of Engineering at Noble Systems. Before Noble, Srini was Head of Engineering at ALI Solutions & Austin Logistics.

    Srini holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mathematics from IIT Kharagpur.

  • Tom has over 25 years of experience in credit policy in the credit card industry. Prior to joining Mercury® Financial, Tom was with Alliance Data where he was instrumental in establishing a co-brand program and was responsible for credit policy for the cobrand, private label, and installment loan portfolios. Before this he was a Senior Vice President with Citi for 8 years and a Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase for 10 years where he was responsible for acquisition credit policy during the 2008 recession for the Card Services group.

    Tom has a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a M.A. in Physical Science from West Chester University.

  • Kathleen is Head of Customer Operations at Mercury® Financial. She leads the team that is responsible for Customer Service, Collections and Recovery, Quality Control & Training, and Project Management.

    Before Mercury® Financial, Kathleen was Head of Compliance at Barclays US where she worked for 11 years, overseeing compliance matters for credit card, deposit and installment loan products. Prior to Barclays, she was in compliance roles at First USA, Bank One, Chase and Juniper Bank.

    Kathleen is a board member at Clarifi, a Philadelphia based counseling service.

    Kathleen attended Columbia International University and West Chester University.

  • Dan is General Counsel of Mercury® Financial. He has almost 20 years of experience providing legal advice and assistance to financial services companies. As General Counsel, Dan is responsible for managing all legal affairs for Mercury® Financial.

    Prior to joining Mercury® Financial, Dan was Vice President at Dell Technologies, where he managed the legal team that supported Dell's global customer lending activities. Before Dell, Dan spent five years at GE Capital, and before that was General Counsel for a start-up commercial lending company.

    Dan holds a B.A. from The University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from The Catholic University of America.

  • Scott Logeman is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Mercury® Financial. Prior to Mercury® Financial, he led the HR efforts at iHeartMedia where he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

    Scott has over 20 years of proven experience in leading fast-paced organizations undergoing change and strong growth like Mercury® Financial. Scott has a diverse background having started his career with Accenture and then Frito-Lay. He continued his career working in various leadership roles in human resources with companies in the telecom, energy, and media industries.

    Scott has his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Arjun is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Mercury® Financial. As the CISO, he provides strategy and vision for all information security related initiatives ensuring the integrity, availability and confidentiality of Customer and Corporate information, infrastructure, and services.

    Arjun has over 15 years of experience in information security and risk management, and has built effective security programs at several financial services companies. He has held leadership roles at Worldpay, YapStone, Home Depot and Dell SecureWorks.

    Arjun holds a BS in Computer Information Systems, and a MBA in International Business from Saginaw Valley State University.

  • Jerry is the Corporate Treasurer of Mercury® Financial. He has over 30 years of experience in consumer financial services primarily focused on the securitization of credit card, auto, student loan and installment loans, capital and liquidity management. Jerry is responsible for corporate liquidity, investments and balance sheet strategies.

    Before Mercury® Financial, Jerry was the Head of Capital Markets for Petal Card, Senior Director at EBay, Inc., SVP, Capital Markets at The First Marblehead Corporation, Managing VP at Capital One Financial Corporation, and Senior VP at MBNA America Bank.

    Jerry holds a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Delaware.

  • Dan is the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Mercury® Financial. Dan has over 20 years of experience in financial services. As Head of FP&A, he has responsibility for the overall strategic planning and financial analysis of the company.

    Prior to joining Mercury® Financial, Dan was the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis for Citigroup's North America Branded Cards business. Throughout his 20-year tenure at Citigroup, he held various Finance roles in both the Retail Services and Branded Cards portfolios.

    He has a B.A. in Finance from The University of Wisconsin - Madison, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.


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