Michael Finkelstein was previously CEO & Founder of The Credit Junction, the first data driven asset-based lender. At TCJ, he sourced, negotiated and closed $250M in aggregate credit lines and over $60M of institutional and non-institutional equity. TCJ Lending was the first FinTech lender to offer loans up to $5M, and TCJ Data was the first real-time, high-resolution credit risk management platform. He has been an operational and financial executive at primarily high growth companies within the financial services, technology and media industries. Michael has spoken at the Paris FinTech Forum, the CFA and LendIt among others and has been featured, along with his companies, in Forbes, the WSJ and the Huffington Post. He is a former member of the US Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council as well as the Milken FinTech Advisory Committee. Michael received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.