Camino Financial Elects VP of Data Science and VP of Credit Risk/Portfolio Management

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2022-04-19

The forward-looking company attracts the best talents in the industry to achieve the goal of $1 billion life loans by 2023.

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Financial Camino—an AI-powered community lending platform providing affordable credit and wealth-building solutions to overlooked entrepreneurs expands its leadership team, appointing Shaja Selvamani as Vice President of Data Science, and Richard Solomon as Vice President of Credit Risk and Portfolio Management.

“We are aggressively growing our engineering, product and science teams,” said Sean Salas, CEO and co-founder of Camino Financial. “Shaja is an exceptional recruit and the perfect person to lead our Data Science division.”

Shaja is a renowned data science thought leader who brings over 15 years of knowledge and experience building highly scalable machine learning systems that process terabytes of data with impressive statistically significant predictive capabilities. Prior to joining Camino Financial, Shaja rose through the corporate ranks at Envestnet Yodlee, most recently serving as Senior Director of Data Science. Shaja has a doctorate. majoring in Engineering Systems Architecture from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India.

“I am very happy to have Richard join our team,” said Praveen Varma, Chief Risk Officer at Camino Financial. “I know his abilities well, as we’ve worked together before. He’s a tremendous asset.”

Richard brings over 10 years of experience in generating successful revenue and maintaining profitability with careful financial controls. Prior to joining Camino Financial, Richard held several senior management positions at some of the industry’s largest financial institutions, including Strategic Financial Solutions and JPMorgan Chase. He also co-founded PlutoCard, an AI-powered subscription that uses Plaid and Finicity to provide instant and efficient credit data. Richard has a double doctorate. in applied mathematics and economics with a focus on game theory and behavioral finance.

About Camino Financial

Camino Financial is an AI-powered community lending platform that provides affordable credit and wealth-building solutions to overlooked entrepreneurs. The company builds proprietary credit scoring and data aggregation AI to identify, price, and deliver affordable loans suitable for dark credit, cash-heavy businesses. Camino Financial is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with support offices in Mexico City, Mexico and Bogotá – Colombia. For more information, contact [email protected].

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