Instant Financial Appoints New CEO to Lead Organization Through Next Phase of Customer-led Growth

Tal Clark, a veteran of the consumer finance industry, joins Instant Financial as Chief Executive Officer

ATLANTA – May 4, 2021 – Instant Financial, the pioneer of earned wage access that helps employees take control of their financial wellness, has announced the appointment of Tal Clark to the position of Chief Executive Officer to guide Instant Financial through its next phase of growth.

Tal joins Instant Financial having spent the past two years as a member of Instant Financial’s Board of Directors, and as co-founder and CEO of CoFlyt, an intelligent aircraft inspection, maintenance and schedule tracking platform. Previously, Tal worked at Money Network as a member of the prepaid card team, which was sold to First Data in 2008. Tal continued his career at First Data in various leadership roles through 2018, including his role as General Manager of the Money Network business.

“Tal’s depth of knowledge and experience in the consumer finance industry makes him the ideal leader to guide Instant through its next phase of growth,” says Steve Barha, Founder and Executive Chairman of Instant Financial. “Instant Financial is committed to delivering industry-leading financial wellness solutions to our Customers and we are excited to see the continuing acceleration of our mission under Tal’s proven leadership.” 

“It has been a rewarding experience being involved with Instant Financial as a Board Member the last two years, and I am excited about the opportunity to become directly involved, leading this organization on a daily basis,” says Tal.  “Providing employees with access to their earned wages daily at no cost, is an exciting mission for all of us at Instant”.

Tal received his MBA from the University of San Francisco, and his BS from Mississippi State University. Tal spent six years with the United States Marine Corps, where he flew the CH-46, including service during Desert Storm.  He and his wife Janie have been married for 32 years and currently reside in Pensacola, Florida.

About Instant Financial

Instant Financial is leading the charge to provide financial freedom and wellness to millions of workers in the United States through its earned wage access solutions. By enabling employers to allow employees to access their daily wages immediately after their shift, Instant Financial helps organizations improve retention and reduce absenteeism while helping employees take control of their financial freedom by bridging the gap between workday and payday. Learn more about Instant Financial at