Pepper Advantage Director of People, Holly Stewart

Pepper Advantage appoints Holly Stewart as Director of People

  • The new position on the Pepper Advantage global executive team will focus on global talent development as a key priority.

  • This underpins Pepper Advantage’s strategic plan to become a globally integrated business that benefits from creating global centres of excellence.


London, 21 August 2023: Pepper Advantage, a global lending loan servicing and credit data company, has appointed Holly Stewart as Director of People, a new position, effective immediately.


Stewart brings more than ten years of human resources experience, with a focus on technology and financial services, most recently at Shutterstock as a HRBP Director for Global Technology and Data. She led the talent transformation for the organisation across multiple countries, integrated seven acquisitions and ensured an inclusive and data-led approach to talent initiatives.


As Director of People, Stewart will play a central role in formalising Pepper Advantage’s talent identification process and developing its high-performance training activities, firm-wide succession plans and workforce assessments. In addition, Stewart will continue the work on Pepper’s Advantage Pathway leadership programme. Run in collaboration with Circl, the programme pairs high-potential employees with 18-24 year old ‘Future Leaders’ from under-represented backgrounds to learn inclusive coaching skills based on real-life challenges.


Commenting on the appointment, Fraser Gemmell, Group Chief Executive Officer of Pepper Advantage said:


“As Pepper Advantage continues to expand globally in its size, offering and capabilities, we are delighted to welcome Holly Stewart to our growing executive team. As Director of People, Holly will bring significant expertise in helping Pepper attract, develop and retain high performing talent. At Pepper Advantage, we know our people are our strength. That’s why we’re so keen to promote Advantage Pathways, which is open to all employees.”


Stewart commented:


“Pepper Advantage is transforming the credit sector by rapidly developing new credit technologies. I am excited to develop Pepper Advantage’s global human resources arm and to implement initiatives to further upskill the team, promote Pepper Advantage values of entrepreneurialism and inclusivity, and drive greater work efficiency.”


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