Leadership

Snehal Fulzele, Co-Founder & CEO

Snehal is recognized as a Fintech industry leader, technologist and innovator. As co-founder & CEO of Cloud Lending Solutions, his passion is to help lending institutions maximize the value of cloud technology by digitizing the entire lending lifecycle to achieve operational efficiency, grow their borrower base, launch new lending products easily, and deliver a superior borrowing experience. He is a sought after speaker at industry conferences and panels. He believes that only those financial institutions exhibiting agility in adopting technology advancements in the area of mobility, machine learning, big data and web/cloud apps will survive and eventually grow. Although ripping out legacy technology may seem impossible today, financial services companies that choose to retain that baggage will not be able to compete against the ones who don’t. Snehal envisions a financial services industry which keeps up with technology developments, innovates continuously, and applies these benefits for an improved customer experience. He wants to realize this vision via Cloud Lending Solutions. Snehal holds a master’s degree in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. His experience with global technology companies such as Adobe and Oracle, and his passion for finance and technology, keeps him involved in the design and creation of product road map at Cloud Lending Solutions.

Darpan Saini, Co-Founder & CTO

Darpan holds a master’s degree in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He has previously worked with global technology companies such as IBM and Oracle in the application development division for over 4 years. He co-founded Cloud Lending Solutions with Snehal and has been closely involved in every aspect of product strategy since the inception of the company, be it design, development, delivery and customer success. He is focused on creating business value through disruptive technologies such as cloud computing and mobility. He is a passionate programmer and has also worked as a researcher in programming languages at the Carnegie Mellon University. Darpan has been a critical team member in building an agile product line made for forward looking financial institutions incorporating the S.M.A.C (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) technologies.

Bob Murphy, Chief Revenue Officer

Bob is responsible for all revenue generation activities at Cloud Lending Solutions. He has over 30 years' professional experience in technology, more than 23 of which have been spent in the FinTech industry covering both international and US payment systems. Bob has held general management and senior executive level positions at Monitise, FIS (Metavante/Vicor), VeriFone, CyberBills, and PaymentNet. He has extensive experience in developing, selling, deploying and supporting a wide variety of payment systems to financial institutions on a global basis, including mobile banking, POS systems, bill presentment/bill payment, image-based payments, remittance processing, security products, and internet commerce. Bob holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA with Honors from St. Mary's College of California.

Steve Lance, Chief Financial Officer

Steve is responsible for the finance and administration functions at Cloud Lending Solutions. Steve brings over 25 years of financial experience with technology companies, including 14 years in the SaaS/software industry. He has a proven track record of helping scale rapidly growing international SaaS companies, and building world class organizations. Prior to Cloud Lending Solutions, Steve was the Chief Financial Officer of Giga-tronics (NASDAQ: GIGA). Steve has also served in executive financial roles with SaaS/software companies Taulia Inc., SugarCRM Inc., and SumTotal Systems (formerly Docent Inc.). Earlier in his career Steve held financial management positions with the publicly traded companies ADAC Laboratories Inc., Phoenix Technologies and KLA-Tencor. Steve is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California, and holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Accounting from San Jose State University.

Ileana Falticeni, General Counsel

Ileana Falticeni is responsible for Regulatory and Compliance at Cloud Lending Solutions with focus on driving compliance, privacy and information security initiatives for Cloud Lending Solutions’ internal compliance program and in product development. Ileana is a policy, regulatory and compliance expert in financial services, leveraging over 15 years of retail and investment banking experience to help technology companies rationalize and navigate the evolving regulatory landscape. Ileana was previously Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Origination and Financing Compliance for Barclay’s Bank and was a management consultant for Compliance and Regulatory transformation initiatives with TD Bank.

James Donatell, Chief Sales Officer

James leads global sales and client management for Cloud Lending and has over twenty five years of rich experience in developing successful client partnerships. His approach begins with the single goal of building win-win relationships to help clients grow their businesses. This is accomplished through his steadfast leadership of the sales organization and philosophical belief that success is the result of a needs based solution approach. His career has focused on helping financial services companies become more efficient and profitable by providing technology and process improvement solutions that resulted from deep relationships with clients, allowing him to understand challenges and present best-fit solutions. James has held senior management positions for companies like JP Morgan Chase, Gartmore Global Investments and Fidelity Investments, where he successfully led business development and client management. James graduated from Westminster College.

Mukul Mittal, EVP - Product Development

Mukul leads product development at Cloud Lending and is closely involved in product design, development and delivery. Mukul has over 20 years of experience in software product development, project management and systems implementation, and has deep understanding of financial services industry, especially equipment leasing. Mukul has held senior positions for companies like Oracle, ITC Classic Finance and Bell Controls, where he successfully assisted clients across the world define the strategic and tactical roadmap, and effectively implement solutions under tight timelines. With his vast experience, Mukul is passionate about financial services applications that enable clients to simplify their processes and improve customer experience. Mukul graduated from Osmania University, and is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Rajendra Badadare, Co-Founder and Head of Customer Success Engineering

Rajendra Badadare (Raj) holds a master’s degree in software engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, India and a degree in Project Management from UC Berkeley, USA. He has technical leadership experience of 16 years working with Oracle, USA. Prior to Oracle, Raj worked as a professor of computer engineering in India. As Co-founder and Head of Customer Success Engineering division Raj is responsible for forming a strong and reliable Customer Success Engineering team for Cloud Lending Solutions. He is responsible for customer satisfaction and to improve customer’s overall experience. He believes that a satisfied customer is worth much more than millions of dollars spent in advertising. Raj is an avid lover of the game of cricket and has been a coach of USA’s U-15 national cricket team.

William Wagner, CMO & Vice President of Marketing

William is responsible for all marketing and communications, product marketing and go-to-market strategies for partner programs. He oversees corporate communications and is in charge of the inbound marketing strategy to drive awareness and demand for Cloud Lending Solutions marketing and sales products worldwide. William comes to us with broad experience marketing and building enterprise SaaS products globally. His management experience spans multiple industries including Financial Services, Commercial Banking, eDiscovery and Knowledge Management/Predictive Collaboration. Prior to CloudLending, William was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Kaybus (now Prysm Systems). He also served in other marketing and product leadership positions at Recommind/OpenText, CaseCentral/Guidance Software, Wells Fargo Bank, and Financial Engines.

Fiona Gellatly, VP of Global Account Management

Fiona is responsible for global account management for Cloud Lending Solutions. Her responsibilities include ensuring customer success for customers using the CLS products and services including banks, alternative financial institutions and leasing companies. Fiona comes to us with a broad background in the international payments ecosystem with both sales and marketing experience. Her leadership experience includes working for a variety of companies within payments including credit, lending, merchant acquiring, card issuer processing, fraud in both brick and mortar, ecommerce and working at the two largest global third-party distribution partners of prepaid cards, Blackhawk Network and InComm. Her knowledge of the digital payments ecosystem includes serving as a director for the Mobile Ecosystem Forum, a global trade association serving the needs of the mobile industry world-wide.

Taylor Adkins, Vice President of Product Management

Taylor is responsible for the Cloud Lending Solutions product line driving product vision and strategic product roadmap as well as overseeing the development and delivery of ongoing software releases.  Taylor brings practical experience, creativity and a proven track-record of delivering innovative financial solutions to Cloud Lending Solutions.  Prior to Cloud Lending Solutions, Taylor served in a number of financial product development and leadership roles, including EVP of eBanking Operations for American Bank of Texas, Director of Product Management at Top Image Systems, and Product Development roles at nCino and S1.

Adrian Szwarcburg, VP Global Partners and Alliances

Adrian is responsible for identifying and managing partnerships globally. In this role, Adrian oversees OEM, alliance, reseller, and referral relationships.

Adrian’s expertise in developing global alliances is built on over twenty years with computer information systems and related technology companies. Prior to joining CLS, Adrian served as Director, Global Alliances and APAC sales at AtHoc, a division of BlackBerry, where he created new, strategic partnerships and managed existing ones with global organizations.

Adrian holds a BS in Computing from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Snehal Fulzele, Co-Founder & CEO

Snehal is recognized as a Fintech industry leader, technologist and innovator. As co-founder & CEO of Cloud Lending Solutions, his passion is to help lending institutions maximize the value of cloud technology by digitizing the entire lending lifecycle to achieve operational efficiency, grow their borrower base, launch new lending products easily, and deliver a superior borrowing experience. He is a sought after speaker at industry conferences and panels. He believes that only those financial institutions exhibiting agility in adopting technology advancements in the area of mobility, machine learning, big data and web/cloud apps will survive and eventually grow. Although ripping out legacy technology may seem impossible today, financial services companies that choose to retain that baggage will not be able to compete against the ones who don’t. Snehal envisions a financial services industry which keeps up with technology developments, innovates continuously, and applies these benefits for an improved customer experience. He wants to realize this vision via Cloud Lending Solutions. Snehal holds a master’s degree in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. His experience with global technology companies such as Adobe and Oracle, and his passion for finance and technology, keeps him involved in the design and creation of product road map at Cloud Lending Solutions.

Darpan Saini, Co-Founder & CTO

Snehal is recognized as a Fintech industry leader, technologist and innovator. As co-founder & CEO of Cloud Lending Solutions, his passion is to help lending institutions maximize the value of cloud technology by digitizing the entire lending lifecycle to achieve operational efficiency, grow their borrower base, launch new lending products easily, and deliver a superior borrowing experience. He is a sought after speaker at industry conferences and panels. He believes that only those financial institutions exhibiting agility in adopting technology advancements in the area of mobility, machine learning, big data and web/cloud apps will survive and eventually grow. Although ripping out legacy technology may seem impossible today, financial services companies that choose to retain that baggage will not be able to compete against the ones who don’t. Snehal envisions a financial services industry which keeps up with technology developments, innovates continuously, and applies these benefits for an improved customer experience. He wants to realize this vision via Cloud Lending Solutions. Snehal holds a master’s degree in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. His experience with global technology companies such as Adobe and Oracle, and his passion for finance and technology, keeps him involved in the design and creation of product road map at Cloud Lending Solutions.

Neil Wolfson, CFA

Neil Wolfson is President and CEO of SF Capital Group, where he oversees all debt and equity investing, asset allocation, investment management and operations for a large multi-generational family office. Prior to joining SF Capital Group, Neil spent five years as Chief Investment Officer and President of Wilmington Trust Investment Management, a $40 billion investment management firm, responsible for all of the firm’s investment management. He was also President and CEO of the Wilmington Funds, a $10 billion mutual fund family. Prior to Wilmington Trust, Neil served for eight years as a Partner at KPMG LLP and National Partner in Charge of KPMG’s Investment Consulting Practice. Neil also spent over a decade at Kidder, Peabody & Co. where he ran the managed money area, co-founded the Analytical Investment Strategies Group, was a senior portfolio manager for Kidder Peabody Asset Management, was senior portfolio manager for the Kidder Peabody Asset Allocation Fund and ran the firm’s PRIME Asset Consulting Group. Prior to Kidder, he developed a multi-factor security selection system currently employed by a number of investment management firms. He started his career developing financial futures and options contracts for a commodity exchange. Neil serves on the Board of Directors for OnDeck (ONDK), BorrowersFirst, FastPay, DriverUp, Nextivity, Patch of Land, Cloud Lending and TodayTix. Neil holds an MBA in Finance and a BS in Management from New York University where he graduated magna cum laude and received NYU’s Dean’s Honor Key. He was a University Honors Scholar, having graduated in the top five percent of his class. He holds FINRA series 7, 63 and 65 licenses. A member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, he became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1993. Neil frequently provides market commentary to the media. His quotes have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Forbes, Washington Post, Chicago Sun Times and USA Today. He has appeared more than a hundred times on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, CNN and FoxNews. In 2007, Institutional Investor selected Neil as one of the 20 Rising Stars of Wealth Management.

Louis J. Forster,

Lou is a General Partner of Green Visor Capital. Prior to joining Green Visor, Lou was Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”). Based in Tokyo from 1998 until 2010, Lou built and led Cerberus’s Japan office and was the senior ranking executive in Asia. From 2010 until earlier this year, Lou facilitated Cerberus’s activities in Asia from New York, serving as Chairman of Cerberus Asia Pacific Advisors Ltd. and Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management. Prior to Cerberus, Lou served in senior roles at Angelo Gordon and Co., L.P. and the LeFrak Organization, Inc. Lou began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. after graduating with his J.D. from Harvard University. He earned M.A. and B.A. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, where he now serves as a trustee. Lou is also a board member of the Japan Society.

Bobby Yazdani,

  • Bobby Yazdani is Founder and Managing Partner of Cota Capital, a firm investing in private and public technology companies. Bobby works full time on the development and support of entrepreneurs through Cota Capital. Through his family office Signatures Capital, Bobby has invested in over 100 private companies. In 2014, Bobby was ranked #1 out of 2000 angel investors for successful follow-on funding by CB Insights. Masimo Corporation was Bobby’s first angel investment in 1989.
In 2015, Bobby endowed the Signatures Innovation Fellowship at University of California, Berkeley to support data science projects with commercial promise. Bobby also serves as a founding member of the Persian Tech Entrepreneurs network, and a National Advisory Board Member of The Reset Foundation. Bobby founded Saba in 1997, taking the company public in 2000. Today, Saba is the leading provider of Human Capital Development & Management Solutions, serving over 30 million people from 2,200 customers across 195 countries and in 37 languages worldwide. Prior to Saba, Bobby worked at Oracle in various R&D roles. Bobby has successfully mentored entrepreneurs and invested in over 100 early-stage startups including Aardvark (acq. by Google), Addepar, Atheer Labs, Baarzo (acq. by Google), BaseHealth, Bina Technologies (acq. by Roche), Bonobos, Canary, AddThis (acq. by Oracle), CleverSense (acq. by Google), Dropbox, FundersClub, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), GuardantHealth, inDinero, InstaEdu (acq. by Chegg), KissMetrics, Klout (acq. by Lithium Technologies), Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), Medialets, NextBio (acq. by Illumina), OpenGov, PassBan (acq. by EMC/RSA), Qwiki (acq. by Yahoo), Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), SoundHound, SweetGreen, ThinkBig Analytics (acq. by Teradata), Uber, Wash.io, Webs.com (acq. by VistaPrint), ZenPayroll and more. Born in Tehran, Iran, Bobby completed high school in England and received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics at UC Berkeley.

Justin Korsant, - Long Light Capital

Justin Korsant is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member of Long Light Capital, a family investment company. He has over ten years of investing experience in both public and private markets. Before joining Long Light Capital, Justin held positions in the capital markets groups of both Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. In his role at Long Light, Justin oversees all aspects of the investment function, including public and private market transactions, asset allocation, portfolio management, and strategic planning. In addition to his Long Light Capital responsibilities, Justin also oversees the management of the Korsant family office. He serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards and advisory committees. He is a graduate of the University of Miami with a BA degree in Economics.

Resources

NEWS

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BLOGS

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EVENTS

The NEFA Funding Symposium

The NEFA Funding Symposium is the industry's premier networking and education event for active and ...

Money20/20 Asia Roadshow

The Money20/20 Asia roadshow in Bengaluru, India. On 26th, August 2017 (Saturday) Venue: Padmavati Complex, ...