Steve Connolly

Steve joined the Ascent Team in February 2018 and currently leads Operations for GS2’s Ascent lending business, which includes underwriting-processing, customer service and school certification.   Steve has 25 years of leadership experience, 18 in financial services, leading teams in Marketing, Operations, Quality, Asset Management while also having had full P&L responsibility both domestically and globally.   Prior to Ascent, Steve held broad leadership roles at GE Capital culminating as President & CEO Capital Aviation Services-Asset Management business, he led the Outdoors business for The Active Network, and was the EVP of Operations for Corelogic’s credit services businesses.  Most recent, Steve was CEO, COO and Board Director, for a local fintech start-up in the point-of-sale lending space, which successfully exited via a sale of the company.  Steve has a B.B.A. from the University of San Diego and is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.