Achieve Named to Az Business Magazine’s Inaugural AZ Big 100 List

Digital personal finance company Achieve is recognized for its impact to the state of Arizona and its role in shaping the state’s economic future.

January 23, 2023

San Mateo, Calif., January 23, 2023 — Achieve, the leader in digital personal finance, has been named to the inaugural edition of Az Business Magazine’s AZ Big 100 List. This new award by publisher AZ Big Media recognizes 50 people and 50 companies that are “impacting Arizona’s economy and shaping our future in the upcoming year.”

2022 was a pivotal year for Achieve. In September, Achieve announced a significant strategic initiative, including the launch of the Achieve brand and an expanded suite of offerings designed to better meet the needs of the 123 million consumers in the United States who want to improve their financial lives. Since its founding in 2002, the company has helped over 1 million members resolve or consolidate over $24 billion in debt.

“Achieve has about 2,500 teammates working in the greater Phoenix region, and we take great pride in cultivating a workplace that is a sought-after destination for talented individuals to grow, both personally and professionally,” said Achieve Executive Vice President for Human Resources Linda Luman. “We’re honored to be recognized for Achieve’s recent accomplishments and honored to be included in the first edition of the AZ Big 100 list.”

The AZ Big 100 list was determined by Az Business Magazine’s editorial staff with the input and assistance of business leaders throughout the state. The list is featured as part of a special section that analyzes the economic outlook for 2023 to help Arizona executives make more informed business decisions.

“Achieve continues to grow and Arizona remains vital to our long-term strategy of serving struggling and striving Americans get on, and stay on, the path to a bright financial future,” said Achieve Co-Founder and Co-CEO Brad Stroh. “We’re pleased that these efforts bring value to the local and state economies of Arizona.”

In October, Achieve announced that it raised a fully committed debt capital facility totaling $225 million and in December, announced the close of a first-of-its-kind securitization of home equity lines of credit. The company also recently announced that it has begun hiring for new remote hubs in Tampa and Orlando, Florida, and expanded its presence in Texas with new hubs in El Paso and Houston.

For the past two years, Achieve has been ranked the No. 1 extra-large company in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list. And under its former name, Achieve was named to the 2022 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area list by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal and the Phoenix Business Journal's 2022 Healthiest Employers List in recognition of its efforts to motivate employee wellness through a strong emphasis on mental and physical health. In 2021, Achieve was also named one of "Arizona's Most Admired Companies" by AZ Big Media and a "Top Workplace" by the Arizona Republic.

The entire AZ Big 100 list is available in the latest edition of Az Business Magazine.

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About Achieve

Achieve is the leader in digital personal finance. Our solutions help everyday people get on, and stay on, the path to a better financial future, with innovative technology and personalized support. By leveraging proprietary data and analytics, our solutions are tailored for each step of a consumer’s financial journey and include personal loans, home loans, help with debt and financial tools and education. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Achieve has nearly 3,000 dedicated teammates across the country with hubs in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida and is regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work.

Achieve and its affiliates are subsidiaries of Freedom Financial Network Funding, LLC, including, LLC d/b/a (NMLS ID #138464) Equal Housing Lender; Freedom Financial Asset Management, LLC d/b/a Achieve Personal Loans (NMLS ID #227977); Freedom Resolution (NMLS ID #1248929); and Lendage, LLC d/b/a Achieve Loans (NMLS ID #1810501), Equal Housing Lender.



Erica Bigley

Vice President, Corporate Communications

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Austin Kilgore

Director, Corporate Communications

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