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 & 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 & Chief Product Officer
Dayo oversees Branch’s Nigeria market. She has most recently held roles leading and managing a multi-million dollar financial services innovation fund at EFInA, and managing Union Bank of Nigeria’s corporate strategy efforts.
Managing Director, Nigeria
Anshul leads Branch’s engineering team. He comes with extensive startup experience and has worked at companies like Zynga and Urban Ladder. He graduated from IIT Roorkee, with learning stints at UFL and IIM Ahmedabad.
Chief Technology Officer
Julie leads internal communications, strategy and planning and employee engagement at Branch. Prior to Branch, she managed fundraising operations for Kiva.org.
People Operations Manager
Seyi leads Branch’s Nigeria Operations. Before joining Branch, he worked in the telecom sector for over a decade with Globacom and Etisalat. He also served on the management teams of Konga Online Shopping and Cars45.
Head of Operations, Nigeria
Neeraj leads Branch’s India operations. Previously, he served as a consultant with Accenture, and has held tech, strategy & marketing roles in financial services. He is an alumnus of IIT Guwahati and IIM Lucknow.
Head of Operations, India
Sucheta oversees Branch’s Indian market. Previously, she headed WeWork’s P&L in India, set up and scaled Airtel’s IoT business, headed strategy for India’s largest Telco and was part of the founding team for Bain India.
Managing Director, India
Rose manages the East African markets for Branch. She has over 15 years experience in financial services, and her recent roles include Chief Digital Officer at HF Group in Kenya and founder of the Digital Lenders’ Association of Kenya (DLAK).
Managing Director, East Africa
Tolulope leads the legal team at Branch. For over a decade, she has advised on regulatory strategy, financing and M&A for financial and tech companies. She has a MSc. in Law and Finance from Queen Mary University of London and accolades from the IFLR and Chambers and Partners.
Head of Legal & Compliance
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
Roger heads up finance at Branch and has held similar senior positions at See’s Candies, Sephora and more recently at OneMarket Network. Roger is an alumnus of the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Chief Financial Officer
Sarah leads Branch’s People and Operations teams. 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 Operating Officer
Akshay leads Credit & Analytics. He has over two decades of experience in risk and analytics, supporting lending at firms like Capital One, Oliver Wyman, Union Bank and Better Finance. Most recently, he was at Lending Tree. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay.
Chief Credit & Analytics Officer