Candace Sjogren
Head of Alternative LendingMarqeta
Candace Sjogren is the Head of Alternative Lending for Marqeta, a modern issuer/processor of prepaid, virtual and credit solutions for on demand services, e-commerce providers and alternative lenders. Candace formerly founded and managed CXO Solutions, a management consulting firm that operated as an active "Executive in Residence" or member among the C-suite with each of the companies they served. In this role, Candace has served as Executive Vice President at ValueOne, a small business financial services provider, offering small business owners access to working capital solutions, insurance, payroll processing, merchant services and investment advice; and as Chief Strategy Officer at PlanetTogether (, a leader in supply chain planning, scheduling, optimization and analytics, at Dealstruck (, an online lending platform that provides loans and lines of credit to small business borrowers, LoanHero (, an online marketplace lender for consumer loans at the merchant point of sale, and the NAD Treatment Center, San Diego, a cutting-edge addiction recovery clinic utilizing NAD to reduce cravings for drugs and alcohol. Prior to CXO and ValueOne, Candace was the founder and CEO of two fin-tech companies, where she raised several million dollars in venture funding.