Hometap (website), a provider of lending alternatives for homeownership without taking on debt, announced the appointment of Eugene Wong as Chief Financial Officer. Wong will lead Hometap’s finance team in developing strategies for acquiring and launching new financial products and services. He joins Hometap from forwarding Financing, a Boston-based fintech company that provides working capital to small businesses, where he served as Vice President of Strategy & Finance.
Before Forward Financing, Wong was a vice president in the Sponsor Finance Group at Silicon Valley Bank, where he helped private equity firms raise debt financing for software company acquisitions. Previously, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in the Financial Institutions Group, advising U.S. financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions and financings.
“I am thrilled to become part of the Hometap team and look forward to using my experience in finance and startups to positively impact homeowners across the country through smart and innovative solutions,” said Wong. “Empowering them to achieve their financial goals in new ways is more important now than ever.”