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
Julie leads internal communications, strategy and planning and employee engagement at Branch. Prior to Branch, she managed fundraising operations for Kiva.org.
Strategic Advisor - People & Operations
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
Dan oversees Branch’s Kenyan and Tanzanian markets. Previously, he served as an advisor with PwC, focusing on financial services and telecommunications.
Managing Director, East Africa
Ben leads Branch’s engineering organization. He previously co-founded Rep and held senior engineering management positions at Google and YouTube.
Chief Technology Officer
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
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 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
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