Direct Access to Private Credit Opportunities
Finitive is a financial technology platform providing institutional
investors with direct access to private credit transactions.
Through Finitive, institutions can access a multi-trillion dollar market that encompasses a broad spectrum of non-bank lending sectors, including specialty finance, online lending, marketplace lending, and private credit funds.
Finitive's originator partners can gain efficient access to capital via a global network of investors who are actively allocating to private credit opportunities.
Experienced Team with an
Established Track Record
Finitive's team consists of professionals who are specialists with deep domain expertise in the private credit sector.
Jon BarlowFounder and CEOJon Barlow is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Finitive. Prior to Finitive, Mr. Barlow was the founder and CEO of Eaglewood Capital Management, an investment firm with roughly $2 billion in assets under management. In 2014, Mr. Barlow led the sale of Eaglewood Capital to an affiliate of Marshall Wace LLP (MW Eaglewood), a London-based alternative asset manager. He served as MW Eaglewood's global CEO, overseeing its New York and London business units until his departure in 2015. During his tenure at Eaglewood, Mr. Barlow pioneered algorithmic and programmatic trading of direct lending investment strategies; successfully completed the IPO - on the London Stock Exchange - of the world's first publicly traded online lending credit fund; and closed the first securitization of peer-to-peer loans. Previously, Mr. Barlow worked at Lehman Brothers as a Portfolio Manager within proprietary trading. Mr. Barlow graduated with a B.S. (cum laude) from Brigham Young University and is a CFA charter holder. He has served as a board member and advisor to eight companies within the alternative lending and fintech sectors.
Caroline HayesCo-Founder and PresidentCaroline Hayes is a Co-Founder and the President of Finitive. In this role, she leads the integration of complex algorithms and machine learning with deal structuring and fundamental investment analysis. Prior to Finitive, Ms. Hayes co-founded Heathcote Partners, a boutique financial consulting firm providing both investment and operational analysis. Ms. Hayes has also served as a Vice President in the Portfolio Management Group at BlackRock as a member of the Model-Based Fixed Income team, where she programmed and evaluated quantitative algorithms to assess credit and interest rate investments. Prior to BlackRock, she was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs covering alternative asset managers, and a structured products analyst at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Hayes graduated with both a B.S. (with honors) in Mathematical and Computational Sciences as well as a M.S. in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University.
Kiran RathniCTOKiran Rathni is the Chief Technology Officer of Finitive, bringing his expertise as a 20-year technology veteran with specialties in enterprise IT solutions, software engineering, architecture and infrastructure. Prior to Finitive, Mr. Rathni spent over 15 years at Heidmar, a Morgan Stanley-backed global trading organization providing commercial and asset management services for international shipping in the oil and energy industries and overseeing platforms and systems for freight trading, ERP, business intelligence, analytics and risk management. Mr. Rathni graduated from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering with a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He currently lives in Wilton, CT with his wife and two children. When not working, he loves to play racquetball, travel or spend time outdoors.
Matt HawksworthCOOMatt Hawksworth is the Chief Operations Officer of Finitive. As a seasoned fintech operator with global experience, Matt has built and scaled venture-backed consumer finance businesses that raised over $200m of debt & equity and originated over $500m of loans. Matt brings deep experience of capital raise diligence processes, having led deals with funds such as Canaan Partners, OurCrowd, Victory Park Capital and Ribbit Capital. Prior to working in the fintech and fast-growth tech sectors, Matt designed and ran exec-level operational insight programs for large multi-national corporates including HSBC, Thompson Reuters, Barclays and Blackberry.
Jack AbrahamAdvisory Board MemberJack Abraham is a Co-Founder and Partner of Atomic Management LLC. He co-founded Atomic in 2012 and served as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Abraham serves as Advisor of Felicis Ventures. He was the Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer of Milo.com, Inc. Mr. Abraham is an angel investor in Invite Media, Pinterest, Postmates, Ampush Media, and Flatiron Health. Mr. Abraham began coding and building some of the first data extraction and processing mechanisms that would quickly help comScore (SCOR) grow. He has experience developing behavioral targeting campaigns for Microsoft and Drugstore.com. Mr. Abraham serves as a Director of Milo.com, Inc. He served as Director of eBay Local, where he led the redesign of eBay’s homepage. He also led the efforts behind eBay Now. He has been named in Business Week’s Top 25 Under 25, Inc’s 30 Under 30, and Fast Company’s Top 100 most creative people in business. He was nominated for “America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs” by BusinessWeek and has made Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list two times. Mr. Abraham studied Technological Entrepreneurship at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.
David JohnsonAdvisory Board MemberDavid Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer at First Associates, the fastest growing loan servicer in the country. Mr. Johnson has over 25 years of experience across industries including finance, technology, and artificial intelligence that gives him a unique insight into today’s financial landscape, as well as a keen eye for future trends and opportunities. He has also served as a consultant with positions at both McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company, working with Global 500 clients across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a partner at Social Venture Partners and serves on the board for several other organizations. Mr. Johnson earned his BS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Ryan FeitAdvisory Board MemberRyan Feit is the CEO and Co-Founder of SeedInvest. Prior to founding SeedInvest, Ryan worked at Wellspring Capital Management and Lehman Brothers in New York City where he invested in, financed, and managed dozens of private and public businesses. Ryan was instrumental in the passage of the 2012 JOBS Act, which changed 80-year-old U.S. securities laws to make it possible for entrepreneurs to raise capital over the Internet. Since then, Ryan has served as a focal point of the budding Equity Crowdfunding industry, co-founding the Crowdfunding Professional Association and serving as a board member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates. He also worked closely with members of the SEC, FINRA, the White House, and the Treasury Department on the implementation of the JOBS Act. In addition, he frequently serves as a subject matter expert on startup investing and the JOBS Act for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CNBC, FoxBusiness, the Economist and the New York Times as well as a columnist for Fortune Magazine and Inc. Magazine. Ryan received an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Neil WolfsonAdvisory Board MemberNeil Wolfson spent the last decade as President and CIO of SF Capital Group, where he oversaw all debt and equity investing, asset allocation, investment management, tax estate planning, performance reporting and operations for a billion-dollar multi-generational family office. At SF Capital he invested in over 30 direct debt and equity investments in emerging technology companies with a focus on fintech companies. Prior to joining SF Capital Group, Mr. Wolfson spent five years as Chief Investment Officer and President of Wilmington Trust Investment Management, a $40 billion investment management firm, responsible for all of the firm’s investment management. Mr. Wolfson has served on several public and private company boards, including the board of Eaglewood Capital Management.
Brian MadocksAdvisory Board MemberBrian Madocks is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of eOriginal, the leading platform for creating, managing, and monetizing trusted digital loans. Brian is responsible for all aspects of eOriginal, including development and execution of company strategy and the operating plans to achieve eOriginal’s goals. With more than 25 years of experience in business technology and application software solutions, Brian has served as CEO of Revitas, Inc., Vitalyst, Inc. and SunGard Higher Education, as well as Senior Vice President and General Manager of SAP America. Each of these companies grew significantly under Madocks’ leadership and resulted in successful outcomes for customers, partners, employees and shareholders. Brian is on the Advisory Board of Summer Search, a national youth development organization that makes long-term investments in students from 10th grade through college graduation and produces results three times better than the national average. Brian received his bachelor’s degree from Long Island University, C.W Post and an executive MBA from Insead in conjunction with SAP.