BlueTarp Financial Welcomes Visa and Former American Express Executives to Its Board

August 19, 2015

BlueTarp Financial, the building supply industry’s leading credit management company, today announced the addition of Alpesh Chokshi and Kim Crawford Goodman to its Board of Directors. Both appointments were effective June 25, 2015.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Alpesh and Kim to BlueTarp’s Board,” said Scott Simpson, president and CEO of BlueTarp. “Their expertise and passion will help us immeasurably as we look to further accelerate the growth of the company.”

Alpesh recently joined Visa Inc. as Head of National Accounts, and has held several senior leadership positions at American Express Company, most recently as President, International Payment Options. Additional roles at American Express included serving as President of the Global Prepaid and Travelers Cheque divisions. Earlier in his career he co-founded and served as Senior Partner, Board Member and Head of the Financial Services Practice at Mitchell Madison management consulting.

“BlueTarp is an innovative leader in its market, and is uniquely positioned to accelerate its growth both in current and new markets,” Alpesh said. “I look forward to helping shape the future strategy and evolution of the company.”

Alpesh earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Economics and M.B.A. in Finance and Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kim has held several senior leadership positions spanning both financial services and technology, most recently as President of Global Business Travel at American Express Company, where she also previously served as President of Merchant Services for the Americas. Earlier in her career, Kim served in several roles at Dell Inc. as Vice President and General Manager, including within the Dell Networking, Public Sector, and Software & Peripherals divisions. Prior to Dell, Kim served in several roles including Partner at Bain & Company management consulting.

“BlueTarp is an exciting, growing company built on a strong commitment to the quality of its products and services and success of its customers,” said Kim. “I am excited to work with the team to continue building on its success.”

Kim earned a B.A. in Political Science and M.S. in Industrial Engineering at Stanford University, and M.B.A. at Harvard Business School.

Alpesh and Kim join BlueTarp’s current Board members including Jim Brown, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Long Ridge Equity Partners; Jeffrey Bussgang, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners; Noel Fenton, General Partner, Trinity Ventures; Paul Maeder, Founding Partner, Highland Capital Partners; and Scott Simpson, president and CEO, BlueTarp.