Created 12 years ago, GreenSky is a company best known for GreenSky Credit. GreenSky Credit is a lending program that provides builders, manufacturers, businesses, and individuals with loans ranging from $1,000 to $55,000 per financing agreement through its mobile app or its website.
To this date, GreenSky Credit has worked with upwards of 1,900,000 customers that have solicited funding from 13,000 merchants across the United States.
The growth of GreenSky
Crestview Hills, Kentucky, is located in the Cincinnati, Ohio, metropolitan area. Located in Kenton County, Kentucky, the city is home to roughly 3,200 people. Crestview Hills is also home to GreenSky’s customer service call center. The center serves both English- and Spanish-speaking customers who are both considering applying for financing through GreenSky and those who have already established lending histories through GreenSky Credit.
GreenSky laid out an investment of roughly $7 million in the city of Crestview Hills, Kentucky; further, the city worked with GreenSky, a company based in Atlanta, Georgia, to provide a 10-year tax incentivization program to the company worth a total of $2 million.
Recent information shows that GreenSky employs just short of 1,000 individuals throughout the greater Cincinnati area and Atlanta, Georgia.
GreenSky’s founder and chief executive officer, David Zalik
Although his name isn’t exactly a household name, per se, David Zalik was considered an academic genius at an early age. He completed high school at the age of 14 and enrolled at the high-standards-having Auburn University in central Alabama. There, he founded the computer repair and sales business MicroTech Information Systems in his freshman year. David Zalik later founded companies like Phoenix, LLC, a commercial real estate investment company, and Outweb, Inc., a company that automated time-consuming, pesky business processes.
Zalik is also known as a member of the board of directors of Hands on Atlanta, the Marcus Community Center, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, three nonprofit organizations that are all located either directly in Atlanta or the Atlanta metropolitan area. He’s also won awards like the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016.