Leap Theory Snags Richard Gottlieb as New CLO

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leap Theory, a leading fintech company, today announced that Richard E. Gottlieb, one of the nation’s foremost consumer lending lawyers, has joined the Company as Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, effective January 3, 2022. Mr. Gottlieb will not only lead Leap Theory’s legal and compliance operations, but also direct several planned business initiatives in the consumer lending and other business channels.

“This is an extraordinary hire,” said Morgan Gethers, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. “Richard is perhaps the leading lawyer in his field, and we will count on him to build on our already compliance-driven operations.” Further, said Gethers, “Richard has tremendous contacts across the financial services industry, and we expect him to lead numerous new business ventures as we continue to expand our operations. We are thrilled to welcome him to Leap Theory.”

Long recognized as one of the nation’s top financial services attorneys, Richard joins the Company from a major US professional services firm, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where he led the firm’s top-ranked national consumer finance practice. In his longtime role as counselor to some of the largest consumer lenders in the United States, Richard has advised institutional clients in a broad range of litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. His annual desk reference, the Consumer Financial Services Answer Book, is one of the best-selling treatises in the field.

Founded in 2018, Leap Theory is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Beach. The Company employs its state-of-the-art, disruptive analytics technology to deliver innovative solutions to both the financial services industry and its service providers.


Kamron King, Director of Compliance



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