Management Team

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 OnMoney.com 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.
Stephanie Flank
Chief People Officer
Stephanie Flank, Chief People Officer at Biz2Credit, is an accomplished HR professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. Specializing in talent management, employee benefits, and workforce development, Stephanie has implemented human resource management strategies that have enabled Biz2Credit to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and motivated workforce.
Prior to joining Biz2Credit in 2015, Stephanie supported companies both in the private and public sectors by advising on conflict resolution, labor relations, staffing, and change management. Stephanie's most recent positions include Human Resources Director for a residential property management company and 1st VP, Chief People Officer for the largest privately held bank in the U.S.
Stephanie holds a BA in English from Rutgers University and an SPHR certification. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and enjoys boating on Greenwood Lake.
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.
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.
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.
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