WHO WE ARE

Hans Morris

Managing Partner

Hans Morris is a director of portfolio companies Lending Club, Payoneer and Cardworks. Previously, he was Managing Director at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, where he continues to serve as a director for KCG. From 2007-2009, he was President of Visa while it completed its reorganization and 2008 IPO, which remains one of the largest in history. He was at Citigroup and its predecessors for 27 years in various roles, including CFO of the institutional businesses, COO of the investment bank, and head of the financial services group. Hans is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Ravi Mohan, CFA

Partner & COO

Prior to joining Nyca, Ravi spent 25 years in global leadership roles at Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase, including heading bank capital market operations, corporate bank technology and operations, and KYC/AML operations, and leading large-scale strategic reengineering of the financial infrastructure. He is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology and Asian Institute of Management.

David Sica

Principal

Prior to joining Nyca Partners, David was a Director at Visa, focusing on the merchant side of the business during a period of government regulation and new payment innovation. Before Visa, David worked at Merrill Lynch in Real Estate Investment Banking and Institutional Sales, specializing in emerging markets. David is a graduate of The George Washington University.

Jeffrey Reitman

Principal

Prior to joining Nyca, Jeffrey was an Associate within J.P. Morgan’s Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group, focusing on the Specialty Finance sector. In his previous role, Jeffrey worked on transformative transactions such as Navient’s $7.3bn spin-off from Sallie Mae and Synchrony Financial’s $2.9bn IPO. Before J.P. Morgan, Jeffrey was a Co-founder, Board Member, and the Chief Technology Officer of GXStudios, Inc., a media and entertainment company responsible for creating massively multiplayer web-based games. Jeffrey received his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Yale University.

Osama Bedier

Investment Partner

With a deep passion for improving lives through technology, Osama has spent the last two decades pioneering consumer internet, e-commerce and payments services. Most recently, he led Wallet & Payments at Google. Prior to Google, Osama spent eight years running product development at PayPal and launching most of what made PayPal a household name.

Brian Finn

Investment Partner

Brian has over 30 years of experience in financial services, and he is currently Senior Advisor to several firms, including KKR & Co., Star Mountain Capital and others. Previously, he served as President of Credit Suisse First Boston and earlier Co-head of its Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He was also a Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Brian is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Max Levchin

Investment Partner

Max Levchin is CEO of Affirm, the next-generation financial services company offering consumer credit at the point of sale, which was launched out of his San Francisco-based innovation lab, HVF. Max is also Chairman of the Board at Yelp, and he serves on several other boards, including Yahoo! and Evernote. Previously, he was CEO of Slide as well as Co-founder and CTO of PayPal.

Tom Miglis

Investment Partner

Tom Miglis served as Chief Information Officer and member of the Portfolio Committee of Citadel for 13 years before retiring in 2014. He started two successful software firms prior to joining Citadel, and was an Executive Managing Director and Partner and the head of Global Systems for Bankers Trust Company. Tom spent 16 years at Salomon Brothers in a variety of roles including financial, mortgage trading and served as CIO leading their widely recognized global technology organization. Prior to Salomon, Tom was a CPA on the audit staff of Coopers & Lybrand. Tom graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Baruch College.

Charles Songhurst

Investment Partner

Charles Songhurst is a Founding Partner of long-short equity hedge fund Katana Capital, and he also runs the Songhurst Group, which holds asset in a variety of private companies. Previously, he was Head of Corporate Strategy at Microsoft, where he focused on partnering and Mergers & Acquisitions. He graduated from Oxford University.

Susan Athey

Advisor

Susan Athey is The Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as Advisor and former Chief Economist at Microsoft Corporation. Susan previously taught at the economics departments at MIT, Stanford and Harvard, and, in 2007, she was the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal. Susan earned her B.A. at Duke and her Ph.D. at Stanford.

Robert H.B. Baldwin, Jr.

Advisor

Bob Baldwin is a director of Global Payments, Inc., an $11 bn payments processor with operations in 30 countries. Until the closing of its sale to Global in April, 2016, Bob had served as an officer of Heartland Payment Systems. He joined HPS as its CFO in 2000, and raised capital to sustain the company’s growth through portfolio sales and loans until he arranged the October, 2001 sale of a substantial minority stake to two private equity firms. Bob also led Heartland’s successful IPO in 2005, and later became the company’s President and ultimately Vice Chairman. Before Heartland, he was an investment banker at Citigroup and Smith Barney, where he was a managing director in its Financial Institutions Group. Bob is a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Chaomei Chen

Advisor

Chaomei Chen is a leading expert in risk management and operations, Ms. Chen held Chief Risk Officer, Chief Credit Officer, and Executive Vice President positions at LendingClub, JPMorgan Chase Card / Wamu, Providian Financial Corporation, FleetBoston Financial Services, and PNC National Bank, where she was responsible for the company’s overall risk management strategy and execution. Ms. Chen currently serves as advisor of Yirendai, Ltd, LendingHome, Propel (X), NYCA, Upstart, etc., and a member of Board of Trustee at the Johns Hopkins University and the San Francisco Ballet Company. She is also a member of the National Advisory Council of Whiting School of Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. Chaomei holds an M.S.E. in Mathematical Science from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Mathematics from the Southwestern JiaoTong University, P.R. China.

Cristóbal Conde

Advisor

Cristóbal Conde is an active investor in early stage companies, and a senior member of the Partnership for NYC’s FinTech incubator for software companies. His current investments include True Office, where he serves as executive chairman, Calastone, where he serves as chairman, Centripetal Networks, where he is a board member, and Digital Reasoning, where he is a board member. Exits include the sale of Whiptail Inc, where he was chairman, to Cisco in 2013. Mr. Conde stepped down as SunGard’s president and chief executive officer in May 2011, a post he had held since 2002. At the time of his departure, SunGard had revenues of $5.6 Billion, employed 26,000, was ranked #380 on the Fortune 500 list, and was the largest privately-held business software and IT services company in the world.

Toos N. Daruvala

Advisor

Toos N. Daruvala is a Senior Advisor and Director Emeritus from the New York Office of McKinsey & Company. Over his years at McKinsey, Toos led the Americas Risk Management Practice, the Americas Banking and Securities Practice, and the build-out of McKinsey’s global Risk Advanced Analytics capability. Toos served on the global Board of McKinsey and the Advisory Board of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Toos currently serves on the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and the Board of the McKinsey Investments Office (MIO) which oversees the Firm’s pension plan and partner investments. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is Executive-in-Residence at the Columbia Business School. Toos is a member of the Board of the New York Philharmonic.

Stephanie DiMarco

Advisor

Stephanie DiMarco is currently Chair of the Board at Advent Software, which she founded in 1983 and – as CEO for over 25 years – built into one of the world’s leading providers of software and services to the investment management industry. In 2011, Stephanie was recognized by The Hedge Fund Journal as one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

Chris Growney

Advisor

Chris Growney is a director, advisor and investor in a broad range of start up and growth companies. Previously, he was a founder of Clearwater Analytics, investment analytics and accounting software, and Clearwater Advisors, fixed income investment management firm, where he specialized in enterprise sales, partnership and product/business development. He was a founding board member of the Bank of Manhattan and proud member of the Achievement First Endeavor board. Chris also served on the treasury investment team at Cisco Systems following several years at various firms in fixed income sales and trading. Chris is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a CFA charterholder.

Scott Loftesness

Advisor

Scott is a founding partner of Glenbrook Partners, a payments strategy consultancy based in Menlo Park, California, where he focuses on payments innovation in banking and financial services. Scott was previously group executive vice president at First Data Merchant Services responsible for product management and systems development. He was also group executive vice president at Visa International where he led the development of Visa’s global payment systems strategies, including Visa’s research and development initiatives related to card payments, Internet payments, and advanced card technologies. Scott began his career as a systems engineer with IBM in San Francisco.

Jeff Maggioncalda

Advisor

Jeff Maggioncalda was the founding CEO of Financial Engines, a financial technology company that helps Americans invest their 401(k) plans for retirement. During his 18 years as CEO, Jeff helped grow Financial Engines into the largest independent investment advisor in the country and took the company public in 2010. Earlier in his career, Jeff worked at McKinsey and Cornerstone research and received an MBA and undergraduate degree from Stanford University. Jeff is currently on the board of Silicon Valley Bank and enjoys advising startups, helping with teen mental health, and learning to play the piano and write music.

Siddharth N. (Bobby) Mehta

Advisor

Siddharth N. (Bobby) Mehta is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion LLC, a global provider of credit and information management services, from 2007 through 2012. From 1998 to 2007, Bobby held a variety of senior positions at Household International, HSBC Finance Corporation and HSBC North America Holdings, including CEO of HSBC North America Holdings, CEO of HSBC Finance Corporation and Group Executive (Credit Cards) at Household International. Prior to that he was a Senior Vice President at the Boston Consulting Group and co-head of the firm’s North American Financial Services Practice. He is currently on the boards of AllState Insurance, TransUnion, Datacard, Piramal Enterprises and Avant Credit. Additionally he serves on several non-profit boards including the Field Museum, the Chicago Public Education Fund, and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

Edward Watson

Advisor

Ed has over 30 years of financial services experience having held numerous executive level positions in the United States and Europe. He has managed multiple disciplines and held positions including CFO, Treasurer, Head of Operations, Technology and General Services, and has established and run a highly profitable structured products area. Ed has served as a senior executive at firms such as Fannie Mae, Citigroup and BNY Mellon. In 2012 Ed was named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders and recently received the Hofstra University Alumni Achievement Award. Ed is currently an adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance at New York University and a Board Member of Odyssey House.

Frank Yeary

Advisor

Frank Yeary is Executive Chairman of CamberView Partners, LLC., a financial advisory firm delivering independent, investor-led advice into corporate boardrooms. He previously was Chairman and Co-founder of Level Money, Inc., a financial organization empowering the next generation of young adults, Vice Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, and prior to that Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Citigroup. He serves on the board of directors of Intel Corp and eBay, Inc. and is a graduate of UC Berkeley.

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