GreenSky Credit is a public company traded on the NASDAQ as GSKY. The popular financial tech – better known as fintech, a crude mixture of the two words financial and tech – corporation is rooted in Atlanta, Georgia, where the company was founded some 12 years ago. GreenSky Credit – also simply known as GreenSky – regularly provides sizable loans to financial institutions, construction causes, solar panel developers and manufacturers, healthcare organizations, and a handful of other recipients.
Chief Executive Officer David Zalik helped found the company back in 2006; he’s held the title of CEO for 12 years straight without skipping a single beat. All considered, Greensky Credit has served just short of two million customers – to be precise, about 1.7 million customers’ needs have been satisfied by the services of GreenSky Credit – via 12,000-odd merchants ready to disburse funding to approved customers at any time, and ultimately loaned more than 12 billion United States Dollars to its 1.7-odd million customers.
Who is David Zalik and what has his career path been like?
Current GreenSky Credit Chief Executive Officer David Zalik is known as a billionaire by some of the top names throughout financial services, among the readership of Forbes and related finance and money publications, but not a majority of people he’s worked with through GreenSky Credit.
Mr. Zalik is an incredibly humble man for a billionaire – but that isn’t the only remarkable accomplishment that Mr. David Zalik is proud of; Zalik is one of the world’s few billionaires who were able to skip high school and still make it all happen more wildly than his craziest dreams could have. Before entering high school, he had already earned some of the highest SAT scores in the state of Alabama. As such, David Zalik decided to settle at Auburn University, where his first entrepreneurial endeavor was collecting subpar, junk parts from scrapped personal computers and later building full-sized, working personal computers that operated more effectively – the young, budding businessman would make between $1,000 and $2,000 per computer he built from scratch.