Elevate Chief Accounting Officer Chad Bradford Named Winner of D CEO’s Financial Executive Awards 2022

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Program honored top corporate finance executives in Dallas-Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 19, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elevate Credit, Inc. (NYSE: ELVT), a leading tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, today announced that Chief Accounting Officer Chad Bradford has been named a winner of D CEO’s Financial Executive Awards 2022 in the Outstanding CAO, Controller or Treasurer category. Bradford has served as our Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since 2014. Most recently, Mr. Bradford served as Interim Chief Financial Officer at Elevate before returning to his position as SVP-Finance and Chief Accounting Officer following a period of transition. As previously announced, Steve Trussell was named Chief Financial Officer earlier this month.

The D CEO Financial Executive Awards recognize Dallas-Fort Worth’s top corporate finance executives. Bradford was selected as a winner among 30 finalists at a recent awards ceremony. The full lists of finalists are featured in the May issue of D CEO magazine, here.

"Chad is an outstanding professional and respected leader at Elevate. He embraced the opportunity to take on an executive leadership role and he has been instrumental to transitioning our accounting methodology as well as negotiating a new lower -priced debt facility," said Elevate Chief Executive Officer Jason Harvison. "Chad is incredibly deserving of this honor, and we applaud D CEO for recognizing his many achievements and contributions to Elevate."

Mr. Bradford has more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. Prior to joining Elevate, he served as Chief Accounting Officer at various companies — from 2012 to 2014 at our predecessor company and from 2010 to 2012 at Homeward Residential Holdings, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Bradford worked at KPMG, LLP with a specialization in financial services and served an international rotation where he worked as a member of the US GAAP Advisory Services team. Chad is a Certified Public Accountant. He has a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Texas-Dallas.

"I am honored to be selected for this award and greatly appreciative to D CEO for the recognition," Bradford said. "I wish to thank my colleagues and the Finance team at Elevate for their support and encouragement. I’m incredibly proud to be part of our innovative, dynamic organization as we provide everyday Americans with the tools and resources they need to achieve financial wellness."

About Elevate

Elevate (NYSE: ELVT), together with the banks that license its marketing and technology services, has originated $10.0 billion in non-prime credit to more than 2.7 million non-prime consumers to date. Its responsible, tech-enabled online credit solutions provide immediate relief to customers today and help them build a brighter financial future. The company is committed to rewarding borrowers’ good financial behavior with features like interest rates that can go down over time, free financial training and free credit monitoring. Elevate’s platform powers a suite of groundbreaking credit products includes RISE, Elastic, Today Card and Swell. For more information, please visit http://corporate.elevate.com.

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Contacts

Investor Relations:
Solebury Trout
Sloan Bohlen, 817-928-1646
investors@elevate.com

Media Inquiries:
Solebury Trout
Laurie Steinberg, 845-558-6370
lsteinberg@soleburytrout.com

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