Travis HolowayCEO & Co-Founder at SoLo Funds
Travis Holoway is the co-founder and CEO of SoLo Funds, an innovative mobile marketplace for short-term personal loans. In his role at SoLo, Travis leads the company with a focus on its vision, operations and product. Since 2018, SoLo has processed over 100,000+ loans and redefined lending for 300,000+ users. SoLo has surely driven to new heights as one of the fastest growing FinTech companies in the country by surpassing 2000% growth in the past 12 months, but grounded in the same hope and mission: to build a community that enables financial autonomy for all.
Prior to founding SoLo, Travis built his career in the financial services industry as a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual. It was then that he discovered a major disconnect between the wealthy clients he met with daily in comparison to the 78% of Americans that live paycheck to paycheck. He felt that there were many pain points being experienced by individuals in the middle and lower ends of the financial spectrum that were being ignored and desperately needed to be addressed. Travis has been recognized with awards such as 2020 Startup of the Year, Inclusive FinTech 50, and has been quoted in various publications and websites, including CNBC, Forbes, American Banker, PYMNTS, LA Business Journal, and more.