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We get it.

Redoing your home can be exciting, inspiring and overwhelming. There’s plenty to deal with and you’re just itching to get started. And all we’d like to do is take the drama out of financing your remodeling projects by offering a simple, hassle-free, one-stop-shop for financing options sourced from our network of reliable lenders.

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For Lenders

More genuine customers who are willing to invest in their homes.

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Our mission

We’re taking the pain-points out of home improvement financing by making it quicker, easier, simpler, thus bringing you closer to fulfilling your dream of building a dream home.

Our team

Founded by Giri Addanki, Acorn Finance is led by a diverse team of senior executives with decades of banking and financial services expertise and united by a common purpose – to make home improvement financing ridiculously straightforward.

Giri Addanki

Founder & CEO

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Giri knows finance. Inside out. After decades of experience in the banking and mortgage industry, working for heavyweights like Citibank and Barclays, Giri wanted to turn his attention to homeowners who were often left at the mercy of traditional lending systems which can be obnoxious, expensive and complicated. He knew he could make a difference and started Acorn Finance with the sole purpose of helping homeowners find the financial support to execute their beautiful projects.

Giri’s first home improvement project was building a bird feeder in his backyard. Rumour has it that birds still visit it every Tuesday.

Chuck Horton

Chief Technology Officer

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Chuck is our residential Lord of Tech. Over the years, he has built, delivered and supported custom software applications for a variety of industries including construction. As the Chief Technology Officer at Acorn Finance, Chuck leads the IT Team on design, development and support of the Loan Platform, API, SDK and Contractor Portal. Chuck believes that while homes should be physical, financing home improvement projects should be paperless and digital, like so much of our lives.

Chuck’s first home improvement project was fixing the kitchen sink. After a visit to the local hardware store he decided to focus on software, instead.

John Kastl

VP, Business Development

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John has worn many hats. A former prime time actor turned attorney and investment guru, John is a master of finding new avenues, and this hunger for growth–both personal and business–is what eggs him on. As Vice President of Business Development at Acorn Finance, John develops and executes sales and marketing strategies, while focusing on finding and developing right markets, developing and establishing rapport with potential clients and ultimately selling and distributing Acorn’s PoS platform.

John’s first home improvement project was repairing the fence. Some say the fence even
outlived the house.

Tammy Peterson

Director, Customer Success

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Tammy is a people person. Her effortless social skills have served her well in Construction Coordination and Project Management for years with a Luxury Custom Home Builder, a Framing Company and a Commercial Construction Company. As Director of Customer Success, her role combines the best of all worlds – the ability to partner with contractors to help grow their businesses, and to help customers turn their home improvement dreams into reality.

Never shy to roll up her sleeves, her most recent project was managing a pool build in her own backyard. The most frequent swimmer, her dog Molly, gave her a five-star paw-up.

Judy Thompson

VP, Strategic Partnerships

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Judy is passionate about building relationships and creating innovative experiences that drive growth. Her career spans business development, marketing and customer centric roles across financial services and technology which have unarguably equipped her for her current challenge at Acorn Finance. As the Vice President of Partnership, she’s focused on fostering success on all sides of the Acorn marketplace. She and her team help customers, clients and partners successfully achieve their goals. Judy believes that collaboration and mutual accountability are the key to driving shared success and the hallmark of any great partnership.

Judy’s first home improvement project was painting her bedroom walls. Or was it her friends’ walls? She can’t remember.

Todd Walters

VP, Product

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Todd turns the imaginable into tangible, having spearheaded several innovative consumer web applications over the past decade, with roles across operations, finance, compliance, technology and marketing. As Vice President of Product at Acorn Finance, he is furthering his career mission: making financial services easier to use and more wallet-friendly for everyone. Todd cherishes teamwork, and loves collaborating with strategic partners and receiving feedback from customers so he can tweak, refine and improve their experiences.

Todd’s first home improvement project was installing a water filtration system under his sink, which he not-so-secretly considers as one of his crowning achievements.

Our team

Founded by Giri Addanki, Acorn Finance is led by a diverse team of senior executives with decades of banking and financial services expertise and united by a common purpose – to make home improvement financing ridiculously straightforward.

Giri Addanki

Founder & CEO

Read Bio

Chuck Horton

Chief Technology Officer

Read Bio

Giri knows finance. Inside out. After decades of experience in the banking and mortgage industry, working for heavyweights like Citibank and Barclays, Giri wanted to turn his attention to homeowners who were often left at the mercy of traditional lending systems which can be obnoxious, expensive and complicated. He knew he could make a difference and started Acorn Finance with the sole purpose of helping homeowners find the financial support to execute their beautiful projects.

Giri’s first home improvement project was building a bird feeder in his backyard. Rumour has it that birds still visit it every Tuesday.

Chuck is our residential Lord of Tech. Over the years, he has built, delivered and supported custom software applications for a variety of industries including construction. As the Chief Technology Officer at Acorn Finance, Chuck leads the IT Team on design, development and support of the Loan Platform, API, SDK and Contractor Portal. Chuck believes that while homes should be physical, financing home improvement projects should be paperless and digital, like so much of our lives.

Chuck’s first home improvement project was fixing the kitchen sink. After a visit to the local hardware store he decided to focus on software, instead.

John Kastl

VP, Business Development

Read Bio

Tammy Peterson

Director, Customer Success

Read Bio
John has worn many hats. A former prime time actor turned attorney and investment guru, John is a master of finding new avenues, and this hunger for growth–both personal and business–is what eggs him on. As Vice President of Business Development at Acorn Finance, John develops and executes sales and marketing strategies, while focusing on finding and developing right markets, developing and establishing rapport with potential clients and ultimately selling and distributing Acorn’s PoS platform.

John’s first home improvement project was repairing the fence. Some say the fence even outlived the house.

Tammy is a people person. Her effortless social skills have served her well in Construction Coordination and Project Management for years with a Luxury Custom Home Builder, a Framing Company and a Commercial Construction Company. As Director of Customer Success, her role combines the best of all worlds – the ability to partner with contractors to help grow their businesses, and to help customers turn their home improvement dreams into reality.

Never shy to roll up her sleeves, her most recent project was managing a pool build in her own backyard. The most frequent swimmer, her dog Molly, gave her a five-star paw-up.

Judy Thompson

VP, Strategic Partnerships

Read Bio

Todd Walters

VP, Product

Read Bio
Judy is passionate about building relationships and creating innovative experiences that drive growth. Her career spans business development, marketing and customer centric roles across financial services and technology which have unarguably equipped her for her current challenge at Acorn Finance. As the Vice President of Partnership, she’s focused on fostering success on all sides of the Acorn marketplace. She and her team help customers, clients and partners successfully achieve their goals. Judy believes that collaboration and mutual accountability are the key to driving shared success and the hallmark of any great partnership.

Judy’s first home improvement project was painting her bedroom walls. Or was it her friends’ walls? She can’t remember.

Todd turns the imaginable into tangible, having spearheaded several innovative consumer web applications over the past decade, with roles across operations, finance, compliance, technology and marketing. As Vice President of Product at Acorn Finance, he is furthering his career mission: making financial services easier to use and more wallet-friendly for everyone. Todd cherishes teamwork, and loves collaborating with strategic partners and receiving feedback from customers so he can tweak, refine and improve their experiences.

Todd’s first home improvement project was installing a water filtration system under his sink, which he not-so-secretly considers as one of his crowning achievements.

Our team

Founded by Giri Addanki, Acorn Finance is led by a diverse team of senior executives with decades of banking and financial services expertise and united by a common purpose – to make home improvement financing ridiculously straightforward.

Giri Addanki

Founder & CEO

Read Bio

Chuck Horton

Chief Technology Officer

Read Bio

John Kastl

VP, Business Development

Read Bio

Giri knows finance. Inside out. After decades of experience in the banking and mortgage industry, working for heavyweights like Citibank and Barclays, Giri wanted to turn his attention to homeowners who were often left at the mercy of traditional lending systems which can be obnoxious, expensive and complicated. He knew he could make a difference and started Acorn Finance with the sole purpose of helping homeowners find the financial support to execute their beautiful projects.

Giri’s first home improvement project was building a bird feeder in his backyard. Rumour has it that birds still visit it every Tuesday.

Chuck is our residential Lord of Tech. Over the years, he has built, delivered and supported custom software applications for a variety of industries including construction. As the Chief Technology Officer at Acorn Finance, Chuck leads the IT Team on design, development and support of the Loan Platform, API, SDK and Contractor Portal. Chuck believes that while homes should be physical, financing home improvement projects should be paperless and digital, like so much of our lives.

Chuck’s first home improvement project was fixing the kitchen sink. After a visit to the local hardware store he decided to focus on software, instead.

John has worn many hats. A former prime time actor turned attorney and investment guru, John is a master of finding new avenues, and this hunger for growth–both personal and business–is what eggs him on. As Vice President of Business Development at Acorn Finance, John develops and executes sales and marketing strategies, while focusing on finding and developing right markets, developing and establishing rapport with potential clients and ultimately selling and distributing Acorn’s PoS platform.

John’s first home improvement project was repairing the fence. Some say the fence even outlived the house.

Tammy Peterson

Director, Customer Success

Read Bio

Judy Thompson

VP, Strategic Partnerships

Read Bio

Todd Walters

VP, Product

Read Bio
Tammy is a people person. Her effortless social skills have served her well in Construction Coordination and Project Management for years with a Luxury Custom Home Builder, a Framing Company and a Commercial Construction Company. As Director of Customer Success, her role combines the best of all worlds – the ability to partner with contractors to help grow their businesses, and to help customers turn their home improvement dreams into reality.

Never shy to roll up her sleeves, her most recent project was managing a pool build in her own backyard. The most frequent swimmer, her dog Molly, gave her a five-star paw-up.

Judy is passionate about building relationships and creating innovative experiences that drive growth. Her career spans business development, marketing and customer centric roles across financial services and technology which have unarguably equipped her for her current challenge at Acorn Finance. As the Vice President of Partnership, she’s focused on fostering success on all sides of the Acorn marketplace. She and her team help customers, clients and partners successfully achieve their goals. Judy believes that collaboration and mutual accountability are the key to driving shared success and the hallmark of any great partnership.

Judy’s first home improvement project was painting her bedroom walls. Or was it her friends’ walls? She can’t remember.

Todd turns the imaginable into tangible, having spearheaded several innovative consumer web applications over the past decade, with roles across operations, finance, compliance, technology and marketing. As Vice President of Product at Acorn Finance, he is furthering his career mission: making financial services easier to use and more wallet-friendly for everyone. Todd cherishes teamwork, and loves collaborating with strategic partners and receiving feedback from customers so he can tweak, refine and improve their experiences.

Todd’s first home improvement project was installing a water filtration system under his sink, which he not-so-secretly considers as one of his crowning achievements.

Our investors

Our passion to help you build your dream house is shared by our investors who continue to show their support and enthusiasm that goes beyond dollars and numbers.

Mass Mutual Ventures
Moderne Ventures