Odysseas Papadimitriou is the founder and chief executive of Evolution Finance, the parent company of both Card Hub and Wallet Hub. Card Hub operates the nation’s largest gift card exchange and helps consumers compare credit cards and prepaid cards in order to find the best deals.
WalletHub is not only the first social network built solely around personal finance, but it also enables consumers to compare, rate and review over 300,000 financial companies, professionals and products, including banks, financial advisors and car loans.
Prior to beginning Evolution Finance, Mr. Papadimitriou worked at Capital One for nearly eight years. During this time, he garnered experience in myriad aspects of credit card operations, ranging from marketing to new product development to underwriting and risk management.
In addition, Mr. Papadimitriou was tasked with managing a $550 million P&L of a prime credit card portfolio and was accountable for the financial performance and customer experience of roughly 2.5 million customers. As senior marketing director, he also spearheaded the largest customer giveback in Capital One history.
As a result of this experience, Mr. Papadimitriou is considered to be an industry expert in personal finance, and as such his views are routinely featured by leading news outlets such as The New York Times, CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Forbes and the Associated Press.
Mr. Papadimitriou holds an MBA from Duke University as well as both a B.A. and a B.Sc. from Brown University.