Karla Renschler

Karla Renschler

Senior Manager of Small Business Research

As FinRegLab’s Senior Manager of Small Business Research, Karla leads research initiatives to understand how innovations in lending to small businesses can drive financial inclusion. She brings extensive experience as a researcher across non-profit, management consulting, and private sector roles. Prior to FinRegLab, Karla worked in small business card lending at Capital One, designing credit policies to expand access to credit for subprime small businesses. She brings a passion for financial equity and inclusion and a first-hand understanding of the challenges industry actors face in applying innovations in underwriting. Karla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Global Studies from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude with Departmental Highest Honors.