Gellert is the head of marketing at OnDeck, a technology company that lends to small businesses . In the past year, OnDeck has grown more than 150 percent and loaned over $1 billion to small businesses. I spoke with Gellert about why she left corporate America to join the startup, and what shes looking for in a company applying for a loan. See Also 5 credit card mistakes that will cost you Gellert started her career at American Express , working there as a summer intern and then spending 15 years there. And going from that a major, publicly traded company to a startup of 100 people was a big change. At large companies, it takes a long time to feel the impact of what you do, she said. What difference does one person make at a large company? Since she came to OnDeck in 2012, Gellert has seen small businesses benefit from her work.
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