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We are ZayZoon

We’ve created a financial empowerment platform that helps small but mighty HR teams make a big impact on employee financial wellness. When workers aren’t stressed about their finances, they perform better, are happier and stick around longer.

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Our story

At 16, ZayZoon Founder and President Tate Hackert returned from a stint on a commercial fishing rig with extra money in his wallet and a big idea.

He noticed that too many people don’t have access to traditional lending products. Many of them hold down steady jobs but might have fallen on hard times, so they’re forced to rely on predatory lenders that push them deeper into debt.

So, Tate decided to lend out his personal capital. At first, he met with borrowers over Craigslist and Kijiji. Sure, it was a crazy idea, but it worked. And ZayZoon was born.

Our leaders

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Darcy Tuer

Co-founder and CEO

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Tate Hackert

Co-founder and president

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Jamie Ha

Co-founder and CFO

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Kristen McGill


Shannon Dougall

SVP, marketing

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Shubh Sidhu

SVP, growth

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Shayan Rahnama

SVP, product

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Shane Edrington

VP, sales

Yuval Kordov

VP, technology

Ali Memon

VP, solutions architecture

Garth McAdam

General counsel

Kike Odunuga

Director, accounting


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ZayZoon Wins Top Honor—Partner of the Year—at 2023 ADP Marketplace Partner Summit

ZayZoon, an Earned Wage Access provider for small and midsize businesses, today announced that it has been awarded Partner of the Year at the 2023 ADP Marketplace Partner Summit. 

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How we work

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100+ ZayZooners across five different countries. Work from home, or hybrid at one of our three office locations. 

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Collaborative mindset

Silos? Never heard of them. We are a cross-functional team with one goal. 

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Open communication

Clear guidelines on how to communicate with each other,  without cluttering our channels. 

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We are a results-driven company. You keep your own hours.