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MeridianLink Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

MeridianLink, Inc.® (NYSE: MLNK), a leading provider of modern software platforms for financial institutions and consumer reporting agencies, today announced that Sean Blitchok will step down as its chief financial officer (CFO) on April 1, with Larry Katz joining the organization on that day as its new CFO and member of its board of directors. Mr. Blitchok will maintain an advisory role with the Company through Sept. 30, 2024.

“The team and I would like to thank Sean for helping to lead the Company through a time of transformation as we strategically invested in the way we scale into our next chapter of growth,” said Nicolaas Vlok, CEO of MeridianLink. “His people-first approach to leadership will be felt for years to come, and we are grateful for his service. As the Company focuses on accelerating our strategic initiatives, we are excited to welcome Larry. I am confident in his proven ability as CFO to manage companies through pivotal moments and markets, all while driving growth, profitability, and value creation.”

Mr. Katz is an accomplished global executive with demonstrated success leading transformation at scale in financial services and technology organizations. He has served in various leadership positions, including CFO roles, at both private and public companies. His experience spans companies including StubHub, Genesys, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and The Walt Disney Company.

“MeridianLink’s solid growth is a testament to its market leadership, valuable product offerings, and dynamic culture, and I am pleased to join the team at this time to help accelerate its success,” said Katz. “As a data-driven leader, I have been fortunate to work with organizations during key moments of change, leveraging insights to effect positive outcomes, delivering increased margins, completing strategic acquisitions, and driving innovation in challenging markets. I’m confident that many opportunities lie ahead for the Company as we focus on helping our customers meet their digital transformation goals.”

Mr. Katz brings three decades of experience to the role, with a successful record as a C-suite executive, operating partner, and strategic CFO. Prior to joining MeridianLink, he served as an independent consultant and senior advisor to various private equity firms. Before that, he was a partner at WestCap, a strategic operating and investing firm. Mr. Katz acted as treasurer at StubHub, a secondary marketplace for live event ticketing, and then acted as its chief financial officer. He served as chief financial officer of Genesys, a global cloud leader in AI-powered experience orchestration. Before joining Genesys, Mr. Katz spent 15 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and held various executive leadership positions spanning diverse business units and functions. He began his career at The Walt Disney Company in its Strategic Planning group.

Mr. Katz previously served on the board of directors and as chair of the audit committee for Stratim Cloud Acquisition Corp. He holds a B.A. in political science from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

“We are thrilled to welcome Larry as an extremely accomplished executive and business leader to MeridianLink,” said Edward H. McDermott, MeridianLink’s chair of the board. “His expertise, broad capabilities, and record of successfully delivering on bold business initiatives will be a terrific addition to our Company as we work to create even more ways for our customers to power life’s important financial moments.”


MeridianLink® (NYSE: MLNK) empowers financial institutions and consumer reporting agencies to drive efficient growth. MeridianLink’s cloud-based digital lending, account opening, background screening, and data verification solutions leverage shared intelligence from a unified data platform, MeridianLink® One, to enable customers of all sizes to identify growth opportunities, effectively scale up, and support compliance efforts, all while powering an enhanced experience for staff and consumers alike.

For more than 25 years, MeridianLink has prioritized the democratization of lending for consumers, businesses, and communities. Learn more at

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