Neal Desai is Co-Founder and CEO of Kafene, Inc., a fintech company building financing platforms for flexible ownership. Before founding Kafene, Neal was CFO at Octane, a fintech lender, where he helped scale the company from 11 to just under 100 employees. Prior to Octane, Neal spent nearly 15 years focused on managing portfolio risk at companies such as Merrill Lynch and SIG. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a B.A. from Princeton.