GIG HARBOR, WA – Orion First is happy to announce the addition of Kim Riggs, formerly Vice President of Business Development at Snap Advances, has joined Orion First as a member of the business development team.

“We are excited to add Kim to our team at Orion First,” said David T. Schaefer, CEO of Orion First. “She is an experienced sales and development leader with years of industry involvement throughout the small business lending and alternative finance sectors. I am confident that her knowledge will help us grow our reach and support a greater number of small business lenders as we enter 2019.”

A graduate of Washington State University, Kim’s professional experience includes development roles at both direct lender and service provider companies. As a sales professional, Kim has been active in the industry for over a decade, attending industry events, growing her professional network and developing the connections needed to drive growth in small business lending. A longtime resident of Gig Harbor, WA, Kim enjoys skiing, boating and water skiing in the summertime with her three children.

“As a regular conference goer, and someone generally active in the industry, I’ve been connected with the team at Orion First for many years, and have always admired their dedication and professionalism,” said Kim Riggs. “So, I jumped at the opportunity to join their ranks and contribute to growing their organization. Today’s borrowers demand more services, product options, and responsiveness from lenders, so third-party resources like Orion are in high demand and can really provide greater value to the end user.”