Jasiel Legon joined GTE Financial as SVP, Chief Talent (HR) Officer in August 2016. Since joining GTE Financial the Tampa Bay Times has recognized GTE Financial in the top 100 Companies in Top Workplaces Tampa Bay. In addition GTE Financial has also earned the prestigious recognition by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a Best Places to Work. Mr. Legon has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, and began his career with Barnett Bank in Tampa, Florida. Prior to joining GTE, he served as Vice President, People & Culture, at Oportun Inc. a financial technology company headquartered in the San Francisco bay area.
Prior to joining Oportun Inc. Mr. Legon served as Vice President, HR Shared Services, at Popular Bank, in Chicago, IL the North America subsidiary of Banco Popular de Puerto Rico. Mr. Legon also previously worked at JP Morgan Chase in Chicago and prior to that he held multiple leadership positions at Bank of America in Florida. Mr. Legon holds the following professional HR certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR-HRCI) and Senior Certified Professional (SCP-SHRM).
Mr. Legon received a M.A. in Human Performance Improvement/ Organization Development from Roosevelt University, a B.A. in Communication and Business from Columbia College Chicago. He serves on the Board of Directors of CareerSource Tampa Bay, CUNA Human Resources & Organizational Development Council, and is also active in several other charitable organizations. A native of Florida, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and going to the beach.