Reliant Funding, a rapidly growing alternative lending company based in San Diego, has hired Paul Norman as chief financial officer, it announced Oct. 3.

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Paul Norman - Photo courtesy of Reliant Funding

Norman joined the company during the summer. He overlapped for three months with the former CFO, Matt Byron, who stayed on to smooth the transition, according to the company. Byron was at Reliant Funding for about three years; he joined the company in 2014 and left this year to pursue other ventures.

Reliant Funding, which was founded in 2008, also has offices in New York. That’s where Norman, who manages the company’s finances and business development, is based. He reports to CEO Adam Stettner.

Norman most recently headed up Norman CFO Advisory Services LLC, through which he provided contract CFO and other services.

Previously Norman was CFO at Pay-O-Matic Corp., a chain of check cashing stores. He also previously was CEO and CFO for student credit card company Clout Financial Services, where he led the business to a $227 million exit.

Earlier in his career Norman worked in JP Morgan Chase’s credit card, retail banking and corporate technology divisions and in Citigroup’s credit card and mortgage businesses.

He graduated from Pace University with a public accounting degree.