General Counsel, LendUp
Pia Thompson, General Counsel at LendUp, is responsible for legal strategy, management and development of the legal team, advising all stakeholders on the wide range of legal matters that affect LendUp and the consumer facing financial services industry, dealing directly with regulators and other government oversight entities, and negotiating and executing financing transactions. Pia and her team identify and assess risk to ensure that LendUp is a leader in providing services and products to the 56% of Americans shut out of traditional banking because of a low credit score or income volatility.
Prior to joining LendUp, Pia was General Counsel of TSI, a collection agency that provides public and private sector organizations with best in class tools for debt recovery and past due accounts. As a member of the executive team, Pia was responsible for enterprise risk management, mergers & acquisitions, corporate contracting, compliance, real estate, insurance, regulatory enforcement, consumer defense, employee matters, and enterprise-wide policies and procedures.
Before TSI, Pia was hired by her long-term client, Navigant Consulting, as Deputy General Counsel. Earlier in her career, Pia spent almost 20 years in private practice. Her core experience includes: strategic planning; M&A and tech contracts; insurance procurement and claims; close relationships with state Attorneys General and other state and federal authorities; and corporate governance.
Pia has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.