Upstart adds Nat Hoopes as new head of public policy

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By Jennifer Kang
10 Sep 2020

Nat Hoopes is leaving the Marketplace Lending Association (MLA) to join online lender Upstart as vice president and head of public policy and regulatory affairs. The newly created role will focus on increasing Upstart’s presence in Washington, helping policy makers understand the benefits of alternative lending.

At Upstart, Hoopes will serve as the lead figure between the company and policy makers. His job will range from advocating for policies on behalf of marketplace lenders and informing regulators on how alternative sources can widen access to credit for borrowers.

“Also important for a company like Upstart, ...

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