Meet Our Leaders

Fora Financial represents a family of talented financial services professionals who excel at supporting America's small businesses. Learn more about the people driving that success.

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Dan Smith

Co-Founder & Board Member

Since co-founding Fora Financial in 2008, Dan remains a driving force behind the firm's success. He served as the firm's president from 2008 to 2020, now advising the executive team as a board member.

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Jared Feldman

CEO & Co-Founder

As Fora's co-founder, CEO, and board member, Jared's sustained focus and dedication has secured the firm's position as a best-in-class alternative lender.

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Andrew Gutman

Chief Operating Officer

In his two executive roles at Fora, Andrew has driven nine years of sustained growth and expansion.

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John Viskocil

General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

John draws on extensive experience in financial technology, capital funding, and financial-services industry regulation.

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Michael Chiang

Chief Risk and Analytics Officer

Specializing in credit risk management, analytics, and revenue growth, Michael brings more than two decades of developing and implementing loan products to his role at Fora.

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Neha Chinai

Vice President, Finance & Capital Markets

Neha manages Fora Financial's Finance team and helps source and execute capital strategies so that Fora Financial can keep small businesses thriving.

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Elissa Feldman

Vice President, Marketing

Under Elissa's direction, our Marketing team maintains an ongoing conversation with small businesses about Fora's financial services and cutting-edge technology.

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Michael Hollander

Vice President, Sales

Michael ensures that Fora provides as many businesses as possible with the working capital they need to grow.

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Jesse Goldman

Vice President, Strategic Operations

Jesse ensures that Fora provides customer- and partner-friendly products while maintaining optimal portfolio performance.

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Jason Solomon

Vice President, Partnership Development

Managing channel relationships and strategic partnerships, Jason brings a deep knowledge of financial technology to the conference table.

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Élan Barish

Vice President, Growth Marketing

In overseeing Fora's cross-team growth initiatives, Élan leverages years of experience in sales, marketing, and promotions.

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Patrick McGovern

Vice President, Software Engineering

Patrick provides the firm's partners and customers with the robust fin-tech tools they need to grow their businesses.

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Cassandra Gomez

Director of HR and Administration

Cassandra ensures the great people at Fora Financial thrive in a supportive workplace environment.

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Brian Seaman

Vice President, Underwriting

As one of the firm's longtime employees, Brian has worked his way through the Underwriting ranks. In his current role, he ensures the standards Fora Financial maintains in evaluating its small-business applicants.

Future Leaders Wanted

Everyone at Fora Financial is passionate about what we do for small business owners. How about you?

If you're as passionate about supporting America's Main Street businesses as you are about growing your career, let's talk. Tell us how you can make a difference on our team of dedicated financial services professionals.

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