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
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 General 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.
Director of Global Operations
Dan oversees Branch’s Kenyan market. Previously, he served as an advisor with PwC, focusing on financial services and telecommunications.
East Africa General Manager
Ben leads Branch’s engineering organization. He previously co-founded Rep and held senior engineering management positions at Google and YouTube.
Chief Technology Officer
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 General Manager
Premal builds partnerships that advance Branch’s mission. Prior to Branch, Premal co-founded Kiva and led the microfinance non-profit to +$1B in loans. He started his career at PayPal and graduated from Stanford.
Chief Business Officer
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.
Chief People Officer