WHO WE ARE

Hans Morris

Managing Partner

Hans Morris is managing partner of Nyca Partners. He is the chairman of the board of Lending Club, and a board member of KCG, AvidXchange, Boomtown, Payoneer, and SigFig. From 2010 to 2014 he was managing director and advisor at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. From 2007 until 2010 he served as president of Visa Inc., and from 1980 until 2007, he worked at Citigroup in several operating and management roles,  including CFO and head of finance, technology and operations for Citi’s institutional businesses, COO of the investment bank, and head of the financial services group at Salomon Smith Barney.  Mr. Morris graduated from Dartmouth College, and serves as chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Hopkins Center for Arts at Dartmouth. He is also chairman of the board of MASS MoCA.

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.

Sumeet Singh

Associate

Prior to joining Nyca, Sumeet was an Analyst within BlackRock’s Portfolio Management Group, focusing on the fundamental credit platform. Sumeet functioned as a strategist, helping the client teams raise assets and the portfolio managers achieve alpha targets. Prior to BlackRock, Sumeet was a Co-founder of The Hilltoss, a salad and smoothie restaurant in Washington, DC. Sumeet received his BSBA from Georgetown University.

Sol Lee

Associate

Prior to joining Nyca, Sol was on the Payments team at Uber, focusing on analytics and optimization of card, cash and wallet disbursements and collections globally. Before Uber, Sol was an analyst  at Mastercard in Strategy & Analytics, working both on the issuer and merchant side of the business. Sol received her BBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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.

Michael Barr

Advisor

Michael S. Barr is the Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, Faculty Director of the U-M Center on Finance, Law, and Policy, and a Professor of Public Policy at U-M’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Professor Barr served in President Barack Obama’s Administration as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s assistant secretary for financial institutions from 2009-2010, and was a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Act. Prior to his Senate confirmation, Barr served on the National Economic Council in the White House. Professor Barr previously served in the Administration of Bill Clinton as Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin’s special assistant, as deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury, as special advisor to President Bill Clinton, and as a special advisor and counselor on the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State.

He received his JD from Yale Law School, his MPhil in international relations as a Rhodes Scholar from Magdalen College, Oxford University, and his BA, summa cum laude, with honors in history, from Yale University.

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 is the founder of Advent Software. She served as the company’s CEO for over 25 years building the company into a global enterprise. From its founding in 1983, to an IPO in 1995, to the sale of the company in 2015, Ms. DiMarco engineered the growth of Advent into one of the world’s leading providers of software and services to the investment management industry.

In 2011, Stephanie was recognized as one of 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds and was selected as Financial Woman of the Year in 2003 by the Financial Women’s Association. Stephanie received the Business Leader of the Year by the Haas School of Business in 2000, and was named one of the top 10 financial technology innovators of the decade by Wall Street and Technology magazine.

She currently serves on the board of Artisan Partners Asset Management, a publicly traded asset management company where she also serves as the Audit Committee Chair. She is on the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley and  is a former trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation. She is a board member of Summer Search, a national youth development non-profit organization. She is on the Federal Advisory Committee for The Presidio Institute in San Francisco. She is also an investor and advisor to numerous private companies. She previously served as a board member of The San Francisco Foundation, where she chaired the Foundation’s Investment Committee and its Audit Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from UC 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.

Chris Jones

Advisor

Christopher Jones is a private investor and consultant. From 2014 until July 2106 Chris served as the co-head of global active equities at Blackrock where he was jointly responsible for all fundamental and quantitatively driven strategies. This iwhich over 20 investment teams and $300 billion of client assets around the world. He was directly responsible as Chief Investment Officer for all fundamental Global, Emerging Market and US Equity strategies, and was a member of the Blackrock Global Operating Committee, Investment Council and Human Capital Committee. Prior to joining Blackrock Chris spent 32 years at JPMorgan Investment Management as a research analyst, portfolio manager and team leader, and from 2006 until 2104 as the CIO of Growth Equities and co-head of US Equities. He earned an MA from Cambridge University and is a CFA. Chris is actively involved in a number of performing arts organisations in NYC and the Berkshires and is the President of the Board of Jacob’s Pillow Dance.

Sunil Kappagoda

Advisor

Sunil Kappagoda is based in the Bay Area and invests in and works with Fintech companies in North America and the UK in situations where he can have a meaningful impact on growth.  He is currently involved with 3 companies with revenues in the $25-75m range, two start up companies and a NYSE listed company with $600m in revenues.   Previously, he was President of Asia Pacific for Verifone Systems, based in Singapore, and a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group, based in New York. He has also worked at Oliver Wyman, Booz Allen, Citibank and The World Bank.  He has 30 years of experience focused exclusively on the Banking and Financial Services Sector and Technology and Processing Businesses that support the sector.  He has lived and worked in New York, Washington DC, The Bay Area, London and Singapore.  He has also lived in Canada and Sri Lanka.  He holds an MBA from The Wharton School (where he also completed all the coursework for a PhD in Finance), a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Imperial College in London.  He sits on the Advisory Board of the Business School at Imperial College in London, The Singapore National Eye Center and The First Tee of San Francisco.

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.

Annette Nazareth

Advisor

Annette Nazareth leads Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Trading and Markets practice in the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and is the Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office. She advises clients across a broad range of complex regulatory matters and transactions. She also works closely with Davis Polk’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement practice, counseling nonfinancial sector corporations that are subject to government regulatory and enforcement actions. Annette was a key financial services policymaker for more than a decade. She joined the SEC Staff in 1998 as a senior counsel to Chairman Arthur Levitt and then served as interim director of the Division of Investment Management. She served as director of the Division of Market Regulation (now the Division of Trading and Markets) from 1999 to 2005. As director, she oversaw the regulation of brokerdealers, exchanges, clearing agencies, transfer agents and securities information processors. In 2005, she was appointed an SEC commissioner. She also served as the Commission’s representative on the Financial Stability Forum from 1999 to 2008.

Kevin Ryan

Advisor

Kevin P. Ryan is one of the leading Internet entrepreneurs in New York, having founded and is Chairman of several businesses, including MongoDB, Zola, Workframe and Nomad Health.  Previously he founded and was Chairman of Business Insider and GILT.  He helped build DoubleClick from 1996 to 2005, first as President and later as CEO.  He led DoubleClick’s growth from a 20-person startup to a global leader with over 1,500 employees.

Currently, Kevin serves on the board of Yale Corporation and Yale Investment Committee, is Vice Chairman of The Partnership for New York City, Chairman of the Partnership for New York City’s Innovation Council, is a member of the CFR Committee on Foreign Affairs, Director for The Trust for Governors Island, and is on the Board of TECH:NYC. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

Marc Sheinbaum

Advisor

Marc is the former CEO of Higher One, Inc, a leading provider of refund disbursement, student banking accounts, payment processing and data analytics to the higher education industry in the U.S. He led the company from 2014 though its successful sale in 2016. Before joining Higher One, Sheinbaum was President and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase’s auto and student loan business, one of the largest providers of auto and student loans in the United States. Prior to his six-year tenure at JPMorgan Chase, he spent 15 years in the consumer finance division of General Electric Capital.  Sheinbaum began his career in auditing and consulting at Coopers & Lybrand before moving to American Express, where he held various finance, business planning and product roles.  Sheinbaum earned his bachelor’s degree in management science from the State University of New York at Albany and holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.

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.

Neal S. Wolin

Advisor

Neal Wolin is currently a senior counselor at The Brunswick Group; an equity partner at Data Collective Venture Capital and a board partner at the Social + Capital Partnership.   Neal is a member of the board of SigFig, a digital wealth management company, and  Appriss, a data and analytics company focused on health care, the retail sector and public safety.

Mr. Wolin was Deputy Secretary of the Treasury from May 2009 until September 2013.  Mr. Wolin served as Acting Secretary of the Treasury in January and February 2013.

Prior to his confirmation as Deputy Secretary, Mr. Wolin served in the Obama White House as Deputy Counsel to the President for Economic Policy.

Before joining the Obama Administration, Mr. Wolin was President and Chief Operating Officer of the property and casualty insurance companies of The Hartford Financial Services Group.   He previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Hartford and oversaw the company’s law, government affairs, communications, marketing and tax functions.

 

Mr.  Wolin has also been the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury; Executive Assistant to the National Security Advisor; Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council; and Special Assistant to three Directors of Central Intelligence.

 

He received a B.A. degree in history, summa cum laude, from Yale College; an M.Sc. in Development Economics from the University of Oxford; and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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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