Dan Pillemer
PresidentCardWorks
Dan Pillemer is the President of CardWorks, Inc., and the Chairman of Kilowatt Financial.

Dan became President of CardWorks on April 1, 2015. CardWorks is a leading credit card issuer, installment lender, merchant acquirer, and third party loan servicer. With significant access to capital, servicing capacity, technological and platform capabilities, bank charter and willingness to embrace new and exciting financial services business models, CardWorks has unique assets that are attractive to existing and emerging consumer lending franchises as well as to start up companies.

Prior to CardWorks, Dan acted as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kilowatt Financial, one of the largest US clean energy consumer finance companies, with over $500 million in assets across solar leasing, solar lending, and energy efficiency lending. Dan was a founder of Kilowatt and the principal driver of all corporate strategy and governance, financial product design and pricing, and the creation of Kilowatt's major origination relationships. Dan also led the sourcing and execution of multiple rounds of equity capital, including the largest seed round in Silicon Valley history, and structured and closed various tax equity and senior debt financing facilities.

Prior to Kilowatt, Dan acted as Managing Principal of FG Companies, a consumer finance merchant banking firm that advised on more than $1.5 billion in completed investments made by large private equity firms and hedge funds, raised over $1.2 billion in capital for consumer finance companies, sold over $10 billion face value of assets and was involved in the creation of multiple successful consumer finance businesses.

Prior to FG, Dan was a principal investor at Goldman Sachs, where he served as a member of the investment committee of the US Special Situations Group. Dan was responsible for a portfolio with a book value in excess of $1.6 billion, focused on private investments across the capital structure in consumer finance assets and originators.

Dan has served on the boards of several consumer finance companies. He holds Series 24, 27, 7, 79, 99 and 63 licenses from FINRA, as well as a BSc(Hons), in Pure Mathematics from the University of New South Wales, Australia.