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Meet our leadership team

Synapi's leadership team is comprised of highly experienced veterans from the consumer credit and software space

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Chris deBoer, Board Member & Co-founder

Chris is a Board Member and Co-founder at Synapi. He is also the CEO at the Gain Credit Inc., parent company of Synapi and Gain Credit LLC, one of the the largest alternative credit providers in the UK. His experience has focused on technology solution sales comprising software, services, and analytics across a number of industries. Prior to joining Gain Credit, Chris managed a team of industry professionals tasked with maintaining and growing relationships with Fair Isaac Corporation’s five largest customers. Chris holds a MSEE and BSEE from the University of California at Santa Barbara and plays tennis competitively.

Vijay Sachidanand,

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Vijay is the CEO and Co-founder at Synapi. He brings 25 years of experience in product management, strategy and business development – gained mostly in entrepreneurial technology businesses. Before Synapi, Vijay served as Vice President of Product Management at Gain Credit LLC and Head of Product at Elevate Credit International, both online lenders in the UK. Prior to this, he launched and managed credit products and bank partnerships for Amazon, also in the UK. And over the years before that, he held leadership roles in a variety of businesses, including iMark.com (an internet start-up he helped build and then sell for $340 million in March 2000) and Accenture, where Vijay began his career. Vijay holds an MBA from London Business School, and undergraduate degrees in Business and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Kar Cheng, Chief Operating Officer

Kar is the COO at Synapi. He is responsible for shaping and driving strategy, product development and commercial activities to build a SaaS business. Kar brings with him two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, product professional and executive leader – in online lending, loan underwriting and taking API based solutions to market. Prior to Synapi, Kar founded a P2P Lending company based in China (now sold) and was a management consultant at Accenture, focusing on Fintech. Kar holds an MBA from Oxford University - Said Business School and a BSc. Computer Science from Warwick University.

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