Matt serves as the CEO for Branch. Prior to founding the company, he co-founded the ground-breaking microfinance non-profit Kiva.org, where he served as CEO for nearly a decade.
Co-Founder and CEO
Daniel leads Branch’s product development and engineering organizations. Before co-founding Branch, Daniel held senior roles in product management and business development strategy at Kiva.org.
Co-Founder and COO
Emily leads finance at Branch. Previously she held senior capital markets roles at SoFi, Barclays and Nomura. She has also served with the United Nations and completed a Fulbright Scholarship in microlending.
Head of Finance
Based in Mumbai, Charishma leads Branch’s India operation. Previously, she led expansion efforts for a social enterprise into South Asia. She holds a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University.
India Country Manager
Andrew leads new market expansion. He brings deep expertise in emerging markets. Previously, Andrew served as a Kiva fellow with BRAC Uganda, launched e-commerce in Africa with Rocket Internet, and managed professional services at Samasource.
Head of Expansion
Dan oversees Branch’s Kenyan market. Previously, he served as an advisor with PwC, focusing on financial services and telecommunications.
Kenya Country Manager
Ben leads Branch’s engineering organization. He previously co-founded Rep and held senior engineering management positions at Google and YouTube.
Head of Engineering
Richard brings deep credit risk expertise to Branch. Before joining the company, Richard held senior credit risk and analysis roles at LendUp and Capital One.
Head of Credit Risk
Maria oversees Branch’s Nigeria market. She previously served as Uber’s Country Manager for Nigeria and held management consultant roles with Deloitte Nigeria.
Maria K. Rotilu
Nigeria Country Manager
Before joining Branch, Daniel developed a Kenyan-based regional hotel operation, eventually selling to the South African-based City Lodge Hotel Group. He has also held senior positions with Silicon Valley-based start-ups and J.P.Morgan.
Head of Global Operations
Sarah leads Branch’s People Operations team. Before joining Branch, she worked in financial services at Bloomberg and lender relations at Kiva. She holds an MBA from UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Head of People Operations