Marla’s insightful expertise and commitment to growth makes her an essential advisor to ABS Capital.
With deep operating experience as a corporate executive, a Federal regulator, and an entrepreneur, Marla serves as a trusted advisor within our firm. Marla helps connect ABS with strong growth companies and executives in her network. She also helps mentor ABS portfolio company executives, as well as help them assess their social impact and diversity initiatives. Marla currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Skoll Foundation, a private foundation focused on investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and innovators.
Prior to Skoll, Marla was North America lead at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and previously was the Founder and CEO of FS Card Inc., a subprime credit card venture (sold to a strategic acquirer). Marla spent several years in a variety of functions in the credit card business and was part of the Implementation Team to stand up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). She was previously on the board of directors at ABS Capital portfolio company FactorTrust (sold to TransUnion). Marla is a member of the US Capital Chapter of YPO and previously served on the board of directors of Care.com (NYSE: CRCM, sold to IAC).