Jon Barhost was appointed chief risk officer in October 2019. As CRO, Jon is responsible for overseeing all consumer credit pricing and merchant risk operations of LendingUSA. He has more than three decades of experience in financial services with specific expertise in point-of-sale financing. Most recently, Jon was the senior vice president of portfolio insights and strategy for Synchrony, where he was instrumental in supporting the activities of Synchrony Ventures Investment and M&A, as well as spearheading Community Reinvestment (CRA) risk tolerance.
Jon entered the workforce in 1985 at Dayton, Ohio’s Banc One, eventually being promoted to several leadership roles within the organization after it was acquired by GE. In addition to his professional roles, he’s an active member of his local community, sitting on the boards of both his local chamber of commerce and school district’s business advisory board.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University. He and his wife Lori live together in Ohio.