Achieve Chief Information Officer Mark Tonnesen Named 2024 Arizona ORBIE Award Finalist

CIO of leading digital personal finance company recognized in the enterprise category

May 07, 2024

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 7, 2024 – Mark Tonnesen, chief information officer of Achieve, the leader in digital personal finance, has been named a finalist of the 2024 Arizona ORBIE Awards, the premier technology executive recognition program in Arizona.

“At a time when so many Americans are struggling with debt, we’re continuously innovating to better equip our teammates with the technology and resources necessary to serve our members and operate with the highest standards of security and dependability. Through the work of our entire team, including our many technologists, we’re able to make that happen,” said Tonnesen. “I’m appreciative of this prestigious recognition among so many of my brilliant peers.”

The ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since its inception in 1998, over 700 technology leaders have received the prestigious ORBIE Award, which honors C-suite technology executives who have demonstrated excellence in leadership. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer-review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based upon leadership and management effectiveness; business value created by technology innovation; and engagement in industry and community endeavors.

“On behalf of Achieve, I’m thrilled to congratulate Mark on this well-deserved recognition,” said Achieve Co-Founder and Co-CEO Brad Stroh. “His dedication to innovation and successful leadership of our technology team are integral to our ability to help everyday people – at scale – overcome financial challenges and get on the path to a brighter future.”

Tonnesen’s award is the latest in Achieve’s long tradition of the Company and its leaders being recognized for their accomplishments. Achieve was recently recognized by Built In on its 2024 Best Places to Work List for the sixth consecutive year, as a top employer in San Francisco and Dallas. The company was also named the top company on the Phoenix Business Journal's Best Places to Work list for the third consecutive year, and named to the Az Business magazine’s AZ Big 100 List, which recognizes the 100 people and companies who will shape Arizona’s business community in 2024, for the second consecutive year. Az Business magazine also included the company in its Arizona's 'Most Admired Companies' list for the third consecutive year, while Executive Vice President for Human Resources Linda Luman was also named to its Most Influential Women in Arizona Business of 2023 list. The company also received the Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Diversity Impact Award. Additionally, Achieve was named to the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, an annual list presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

About Achieve

Achieve, THE digital personal finance company, helps everyday people get on, and stay on, the path to a better financial future. Achieve pairs proprietary data and analytics with personalized support to offer personal loans, home equity loans and debt resolution, along with financial tips and education and a free mobile app, Achieve MoLO (Money Left Over). Achieve has 2,500 dedicated teammates across the country with hubs in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas. Achieve is frequently recognized as a Best Place to Work.

Achieve refers to the global organization and may denote one or more affiliates of Achieve Company, including (NMLS ID #138464); Achieve Home Loans, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS ID #1810501); Achieve Personal Loans (NMLS ID #227977); Achieve Resolution (NMLS ID # 1248929) and Freedom Financial Asset Management (CRD #170229).



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