Management Team

Rohit Arora
Rohit Arora
Co-Founder and CEO
Rohit Arora is the CEO and co-founder of Biz2Credit and is responsible for driving Biz2Credit to its leadership position. Rohit is often quoted on small business lending by major news media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Entrepreneurs, American Banker, CNNMoney, MSNBC, Inc., and the Washington Post.
Rohit was named Crain's NY Business "Entrepreneur of the Year 2011". He holds a Masters in International Business from Columbia University and an Engineering degree from India.
Ramit Arora
President and Co-Founder
Ramit Arora is the President and co-founder of Biz2Credit and heads the company's credit and sales operations. He has 10+ years of experience in financial services with Citibank and Xerox, and has a considerable experience in risk management.
He holds a bachelor's degree in business management and master's in accounting.
Vineet Tyagi
Chief Technology Officer
Vineet Tyagi is the Global Chief Technology Officer at Biz2Credit. He has over 25+ years of rich & diverse experience specializing in Digital Transformation, Big Data, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics. He has deep understanding in building large scale data driven products & has led several transformation initiatives at large BFSI's globally.
Prior to joining Biz2Credit, Vineet was the CTO and Head of Innovation Lab for Impetus technologies. Vineet is a recognized industry leader in the area of AI, Big Data & disruptive innovation and a frequent speaker at international technology conferences. He is a part of NASSCOM SME Council, Northern Regional Council where he chairs the SIG on Technology and he also serves on the Steering Committee of 10000 Startup program.
Vineet holds a Masters in Consultancy Management from BITS Pilani and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from NSIT, Delhi.
Michael Benjamin
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Benjamin, CFO has held a number of senior finance and CFO positions including SVP Finance at Pearson, CFO of BMG North America, CFO at Winstar New Media and CFO of OnMoney a division of Ameritrade.
Michael's experience in financial services includes his time an efinance portal which was funded by Ameritrade, where helped launch the company. Earlier in his career he was a strategy consultant At Booz Allen focused on financial services where his clients included several major global and regional banks. He then joined Chemical Banking Corporation where he held a variety of senior roles including Chief of Staff of Chemical's Real Estate Division and Managing Director and COO of the Chemical Investment Group, the banks group of registered investment advisors.
Michael holds an MBA with Distinction from the Wharton School and a BA in Chemistry and Economics from Emory University.
Jonathan Gitlin
General Counsel
Jonathan Gitlin has been Biz2Credit's Principal Corporate Counsel since June 2008 and its General Counsel since 2011. Jonathan has extensive corporate, transactional and IP experience, including 8 years with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and 3 years as Winstar New Media's Chief Legal Officer.
Jonathan holds a J.D. and LL.M. in Corporate Law from the New York University School of Law and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. summa cum laude from Colorado College.
Dr. Venkatesh Bala
Chief Risk Officer
Dr. Venkatesh Bala is the Chief Risk Officer at Biz2Credit. He has more than two decades of experience with data and advanced analytics, including as a strategy consultant to leading global companies.
Prior to Biz2Credit, Dr. Bala was Chief Economist at the Cambridge Group, the corporate strategy division of Nielsen. Dr. Bala holds a PhD in economics from Cornell and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Before his business work, he had academic tenure at McGill University, Canada and has also been visiting faculty and taught at Columbia and Yale universities.
Aaron Traub
Aaron Traub
Chief Product Officer
Aaron Traub is a growth-focused product and design leader with expertise across finance and technology. Aaron spent the last decade in investment banking at JP Morgan & Morgan Stanley where he led Product, Technology and User Experience teams focused on digital transformation, workflow automation, CRM, risk management and client experience. Prior to Banking, Aaron’s career has spanned insurance, startups, non-profits, and agencies.
Aaron’s direct small business experience comes from managing rental properties for the last 15 years. Aaron has a B.A. in Philosophy from Grinnell College and an M.F.A. Art from the School of Visual Arts.
Debbie Kemp
Chief People Officer
Debbie is the Global Chief People Officer at Biz2Credit. She has over 30 years of global experience crossing investment banking/securities, telecommunication, media, ecommerce, and executive recruiting industries. She has served in an executive level at companies such as Branded, MediaCom, Bankrate, and Velocity.  Debbie specializes in creating and delivering people strategies in fast-paced environments, enabling business growth and driving operational excellence
She believes in making a difference in the world through initiatives that help people, whether meeting the basic essentials, or helping them achieve their potential through coaching,
Debbie’s career is complemented by a Bachelor of Science in Communications degree from the University of Kansas. She is an active member of Until There are Nine an advisor to St. Francis, Pinnacle, and CICA.
Daniel Lageman
Chief Compliance Officer
Daniel is a veteran Compliance Professional specializing in all aspects of regulatory compliance within the financial services industry. Prior to joining Biz2Credit as Chief Compliance Officer, Daniel served as Chief Compliance Officer of Marketplace Lending at Cross River Bank where he was responsible for ensuring that the Bank’s numerous online lending partners remained compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.
Prior to Cross River Bank, Daniel was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley’s Private Bank in its Mortgage Compliance department. Prior to his work in Compliance, Daniel was a practicing attorney with prestigious law firms including Latham & Watkins, Locke Lord, and Reed Smith. His area of expertise was financial services litigation. Daniel obtained his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and a BBA from James Madison University.
Darren Hecht
SVP Business Development
Darren is a proactive and resourceful executive with over 15 years’ experience developing global technology business and cultivating relationships.
Prior to joining Biz2Credit, Darren lead teams for such companies as Riskified, First Data Corporation, and Mitsubishi Corporation, identifying strategic opportunities, and building winning strategies to grow revenue. He graduated from Cornell University with an MBA and has a BBA in Business Administration with a focus on Economics & Marketing from University of Miami.
Anand Narayan
Head of Data Science
Anand is a seasoned analytics leader passionate about leveraging the power of data and analytics to deliver products and solutions that drive value to the business. Prior to joining Biz2Credit, Anand led Analytics & Data Science teams for broad range of financial services companies, including Laurel Road, Synchrony Financial, Fidelity Investments and Capital One. He graduated with an MBA from Ross School of Business at University of Michigan and has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Thomas Ritchie
SVP Capital Markets
Prior to joining Biz2Credit, Tom ran Debt Capital Markets and Risk Solutions North America for the Royal Bank of Scotland. He also spent 20 years at Credit Suisse in a number of roles including head of Financial Institutions Debt Capital Markets where he and his team advised and executed financing and liability management transactions on behalf of banks, insurers, and specialty finance companies. He began his career in Structured Product sales at JP Morgan.
Tom received an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BS from Cornell University.
Charles Groome
Charles Groome
VP of Marketing
Charles is the Vice President of Marketing at Biz2Credit. He is a growth-focused marketing leader with expertise in the small business and business-to-business sectors. At Biz2Credit, he has overseen more than half-a-dozen new financing and software initiatives, including the Paycheck Protection Program. He is responsible for the company’s marketing globally, including all Biz2Credit and Biz2X marketing, as well as go-to-market execution for the company’s innovative products including the CPA Business Funding Portal.
Prior to Biz2Credit, Charles ran marketing and sales operations for a New York technology company focused on the franchise industry and has also worked as an independent video producer and digital strategy consultant. He is a certified graphic designer. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Boston College, with a B.A. in Philosophy.
Charles Groome
Michael Tryon
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Michael Tryon is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Biz2Credit. At Biz2Credit, Michael is responsible for bringing Biz2Credit funding options to more business owners through collaboration with Biz2Credit’s partner companies. Michael is a thought leader in the industry, leveraging Fortune 500 and start-up experience to improve revenue, increase acquisitions, and deliver best-in-class customer experience.
Prior to joining Biz2Credit, Michael was VP of Payment Solutions at Bank of The West and has also built and led partnerships and co-marketing programs for Citibank and TD Bank focusing on lending and credit card programs. Michael graduated from Elon University with a BA in Political Science and currently lives in Chadds Ford PA with his wife, family and dog Lulu.
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