Head of Compliance
Dan Chang is Meritize’s Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Counsel, and responsible for leading the legal and compliance function for the Company. He provides strategic guidance on legal and compliance matters in support of Meritize’s continued innovation and expansion in financial services.
Dan is a Chicago native and started his career as an attorney in private practice handling complex commercial litigation for Fortune 500 and 100 companies, including, consumer protection, insurance, fraud, breach of contract, and extra-contractual matters. Subsequently, he joined Avant, Inc. following its Series A round where he helped build and manage the legal and compliance teams for a platform that originated over $3B in consumer loans in 3 years. Most recently, Dan served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Marketplace Lending at Cross River Bank where he oversaw the bank’s strategic partnership lending compliance management system and worked with over a dozen early to mid-stage fintech companies.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law.