Sioux Falls, SD —Expansion Capital Group (ECG) is pleased to announce the hiring of two Directors to lead efforts in Marketing and HR. Jason Gross has joined the team to lead efforts in organic customer lead acquisition, social media, public relations and branding, while Kelsey Hillberg was hired to lead all Human Resources efforts, including benefits management, recruiting, and strategic leadership development. The strategic appointments will play a key role in supporting the company’s rapidly expanding small business lending platform driven by technology, data, and analytics. Since inception, ECG has connected over 12,000 small businesses nationwide to approximately $350 million of capital.
“ECG was established to provide fast and simple solutions for small businesses seeking capital. Our investments in superior technology, process, and people have put ECG at the top of the list for small businesses that need access to capital,” said Vincent Ney, CEO of ECG. “Recruiting and supporting leaders that share the same values as our customers and live our mission remain key to our success. We look forward to the innovation and many contributions of our newest team members.”
Jason Gross joins Expansion Capital Group as the Director of Marketing where he will be providing leadership to ECG’s direct marketing strategies. Jason comes to ECG from US Foods, where most recently he was leading digital strategy and customer experience to attract new business and increase customer retention. Jason brings to ECG over 15 years of experience accelerating e-commerce growth for businesses. Prior to US Foods, Jason developed digital and customer journey expertise in his roles at Best Buy, Cabela’s and Argus Leader. After growing up in the Sioux Falls area, he and his family are relocating to Sioux Falls from Chicago, IL.
Kelsey Hillberg joins Expansion Capital Group as the Director of Human Resources that will drive ECG’s strategy for recruiting, team retention and employee satisfaction. Kelsey has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management as well as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) Certification. Kelsey brings past experiences with LifeScape and Sanford Health to her new role at ECG. She has developed and trained hundreds of leaders in leadership development, team building and strategy.
About Expansion Capital Group
Expansion Capital Group (“ECG”) is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD with an additional office in Wilmington, DE. ECG is a technology – enabled specialty lender that leverages data and analytics to offer customized solutions to small businesses. Since inception in 2013, ECG has provided approximately $350 million in working capital to small businesses throughout the United States. Continued investment in its lead referral partnerships, technology platform, people, and its proprietary risk-based analytics modeling platform has positioned ECG to increase it origination volume by approximately forty percent since 2018. This investment and growth has led ECG to be recently recognized as the 802nd Fastest Growing Private Company in America and the 2nd Fastest in South Dakota by Inc. 5000, as well as the Best FinTech to Work by SourceMedia. as the Best FinTech to Work by SourceMedia.