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Company

The Company

CrediFi is a big data platform serving the Commercial Real Estate finance market.

CrediFi’s mission is to bring information transparency to the Commercial Real Estate industry; an industry that historically relies on manual data gathering methods to compile, digest, and share crucial data for vital investment decisions.

CrediFi was founded in 2014 by Battery Ventures and Ely Razin, a former entrepreneur and senior executive at Thomson Reuters. To date, CrediFi has raised a total of $23M from Battery Ventures, Carmel Ventures, Ourcrowd, Stax, Liberty Israel Venture Fund and 31 VENTURES, as well as several seed investors. The company’s platform has garnered global attention being featured in Bloomberg, Inc, Forbes, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal among many others.

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The Product

CrediFi Monitor

CrediFi is a big data platform that provides detailed loan and asset information to the Commercial Real Estate Finance industry. Loan, asset, tenant, and owner details are compiled and presented in a clear, easy-to-use interface built for strategic application to investment decisions.  Powerful risk scoring tools, detailed loan and asset data, as well as high level market assessments give guidance, improve your deal flow, streamline due diligence, and empower better monitoring.

The CrediFi platform provides:

  • Complete financial and loan data by property – including non-securitized loan details
  • In-depth property details, including asset owner and parent owner information
  • Risk and volatility scoring
  • Market level analyses
  • Data cross-referencing

To date CrediFi data covers:

$13 Trillion

in Loans

2.3M

Properties

43B+

Square Feet

2.5M

Loans

Meet the Team

  • Yonatan Adler Image

    A New York Native, Yoni serves as a Content Analyst. True to his profession, Yoni studied Industrial Engineering and Business Management at the Jerusalem College of Technology. He is an advanced chess player and a checkers novice.

    Yonatan Adler
    Content Analyst
  • Ilan Attar Image

    Ilan works as a Capital Markets Analyst at CrediFi, ensuring that our CMBS data is accurate, updated and properly analyzed. Originally from Dallas, Ilan earned a BS in Finance from Lander College in New York and went on to intern at Prospera Financial Services as a Security Analyst. Ilan is also outrageously good at rock, paper, scissors – thus proving that like securities, it’s more than just luck.

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    Ilan Attar
    Capital Markets Analyst
  • Almog Avisror Image

    Almog is the Head of Commercial Real Estate & Credit Risk at CrediFi. He received his Undergraduate Degree in Finance and International Business from Ryerson University and earned an appraiser designation from the University of British Columbia. He has since had a long career in Commercial Real Estate investment (both debt and equity). At EL-AD Group, a CRE private equity shop, Almog managed acquisition deals and disposition processes for deals valued over $500M. Almog then moved to OPTrust, where he managed the valuation process for the pension fund’s CRE investments including property, real estate funds and CMBS. Later at GE Capital Real Estate he managed and coordinated the valuation process of the entire GE Canada debt platform.

    Almog Avisror
    Head of Commercial Real Estate
  • Inbal Awes Image

    Inbal serves as Senior Commercial Real Estate Analyst, ensuring the accuracy of our loans database. During her more than ten years in legal practice, focusing primarily on commercial real estate, Inbal worked on a wide variety of transactions, from acquisitions to depositions, lease work, CMBS loans and defeasance, and loan originations and restructuring. Some of her clients included Wells Fargo, Deutsche Bank and UBS. While at the firm of Moses & Singer, Inbal handled the real estate aspect of Deutsche Bank’s sale of its subsidiary, Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, Inc. Inbal also represented Deutsche Bank in the administration of the leaseback at its 47-story, 1.6 million square foot North American headquarters at 60 Wall Street. Inbal holds a B.A. from UC Irvine and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Inbal used to be the host of a college radio show.

    Inbal Awes
    Director of Loans
  • Joseph Bruzzesi Image

    Joe is a financial professional and salesperson in our New York office. Joe helps our clients identify complex needs and solutions for their enterprises and achieve return on their investments in new technology, data, and analytics. Previously, he served as an analyst and institutional salesperson at Bloomberg, where he worked with thousands of clients to leverage financial information and technology across asset classes, investment strategies, and security types. He studied finance and economics at the University of Scranton and is an alumnus of Bergen Catholic High School.

    Joseph Bruzzesi
    Sales and Business Development Executive
  • Yaakov Cohen Image

    Yaakov serves as Senior Loan Product Analyst at CrediFi working to bring bigger and better loan data products to our customers accurately and efficiently. Originally from Milwaukee Wisconsin, Yaakov is a 15 year veteran in the finance world, having worked at Wachovia as a credit and loan analyst and IDT as a risk analyst and Pricing Product manager. Yaakov describes himself as a passionate gourmet chef but is never afraid to order take-out.

    Yaakov Cohen
    Senior Loan Analyst
  • Yonah Dorfman Image

    Originally from Toronto, Yonah serves as a Content Analyst at CrediFi, ensuring that property data on our platform is accurate and up to date. After earning a Bachelors degree with Honors in Business Administration from York University, Yonah worked at Hometrust, a Canadian mortgage company, as a member of the CDIC compliance team. As the tallest person at CrediFi, Yonah is the corporate ladder, able to reach things from even the highest shelves.

    Yonah Dorfman
    Content Analyst
  • David Fajgman Image

    David brings over 12 years of financial and managerial experience to CrediFi. He received his B.A. in Business and Accounting from the Business Management College of Israel. Prior to joining the CrediFi team, he served as Finance Director of Bioness Neuromodulation Ltd., bearing responsibility for the company’s financial functions. He also worked for several years at Thomson-Reuters across multiple finance departments. Prior to Thomson-Reuters, David worked at Ernst & Young as an accounting and consulting manager for a wide portfolio of NASDAQ listed clients to privately held Hi-Tech companies. David is a Certified Public Accountant (Israel).

    David Fajgman
    Finance Director
  • Simon Fisman Image

    Simon is from the small but proud country of Belarus, where he graduated with a BA in Economics and Marketing from the university. Prior to CrediFi he served in the budgeting division of the IDF. Simon has experience in marketing and analytics, but always felt that QA was his real passion. He is fond of board games and traveling.

    Simon Fisman
    QA Engineer
  • Dimitry Feigin Image

    Dimitry brings over 20 years of QA and IT experience. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Dimitry worked for 11 years at Citrix serving as tech lead and ultimately as a manager. Following Citrix, Dimitry worked at MakoSurgical, testing breakthrough robotic technology used in orthopedic surgery. Dimitry holds a BSc in Geophysics from Moscow and an MSc in Geophysics from Tel Aviv University. Dimitry, an avid fan of the outdoors, once climbed Mt. Rainier in Washington State.

    Dimitry Feigin
    QA Manager
  • Lina Glozman Image

    Lina, born in Tashkent, is our resident designer extraordinaire, contributing to projects ranging from company newsletters to the look of CrediFi’s product itself. A graduate of the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, where she majored in Interactive Design, she describes herself as the creative black sheep in a family of pragmatists. A passionate gamer, when not devoting her energy to ensuring CrediFi stays presentable she spends her time playing the PC game Heroes and making gifs.

    Lina Glozman
    Graphic Designer
  • Brooke Goldberg Image

    Originally from Hollywood, Florida, Brooke currently serves as a Loan Analyst at CrediFi, ensuring the accuracy of our loans data collection and platform efficiency. Brooke began her career as a distressed debt legal assistant at Richards Kibbe and Orbe. Afterwards, Brooke transitioned to hedge funds, first as a Senior Operation Specialist/Treasury Analyst at D.B. Zwirn and then VP of Bank Debt Trade Operations at Scoggin Capital Management, both New York based. Focusing on supporting traders in buying and selling bank debt, Brooke drafted, reviewed and executed settlement documents, tracked inventory and processed interest and paydown payments. She studied at Queens College. Brooke disdains the smell of peeling oranges, which may be why she left Florida.

    Brooke Goldberg
    Loan Analyst
  • Will Hirsch Image

    Originally from Los Angeles, Will now serves as a Content Analyst at CrediFi. After graduation from Yeshiva University, Will entered into Retail Management before managing fundraising efforts for several non-profits at Green Point, generating over $1M in donations. Will loves dogs; he has three of his own and fosters others regularly.

    Will Hirsch
    Content Analyst
  • Ainat Koller Image

    Ainat came to CrediFi from New York where she worked at Moody’s Investor Services. She holds a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from Bar Ilan University and an Honors MBA from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. With over a decade of experience in credit risk assessment and armed with a deep understanding of capital markets before, during, and after the financial crisis, Ainat brings a wealth of experience serving as Head of Capital Markets. Ainat is a seasoned traveler striving to visit each continent.

    Ainat Koller
    Head of Capital Markets
  • Shoshana Kordova Image

    As CrediFi’s Senior Writer, Shoshana transforms numbers into words by pouring her magic sauce on the reams of data collected by CrediFi and crossing her fingers. It probably helps that she has experience translating from one language to another, one of quite a few word-related things she did in her 13 years at leading Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Most recently, she served as the acting opinions editor for Haaretz.com and as style editor (that’s comma kind of style, not fashion kind of style) for Haaretz’s print and digital English editions.

    A New Jersey native, Shoshana has a master’s in journalism from Columbia University and her writing has appeared in media outlets including Smithsonian Magazine, Quartz, Religion News Service and the New York Times blog Motherlode. A former language columnist for Haaretz and Tablet, Shoshana has taught journalistic translation at Israel’s Beit Berl College and loves cherry tomatoes and chocolate chips, but not necessarily at the same time.

    Shoshana Kordova
    Senior Writer
  • Timea Kovacs Image

    Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Timea brings a wealth of expertise from a wide range of both theoretical and practical data fields. Timea was a team leader and analyst in the Macroeconomics Department of the Hungarian Ministry of Finance. There she created quantitative, computer-based models for forecasting and simulation. During her career, Timea conducted high-level macroeconomic research for top institutions such as the OECD. Timea holds a M.Sc in economics from Universiteit van Amsterdam, M.Sc in Finance, Corvinus University of Budapest and is a Ph.D candidate in Mathematical Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest. Timea is also certified yoga teacher and admittedly hasn’t achieved enlightenment yet.

    Timea Kovacs
    Data Scientist
  • Michael Lapides Image

    Born in Connecticut, Michael comes to us as our Marketing Executive, making sure the world has heard of CrediFi. Michael began his marketing career as a Marketing Communications officer at WLP, as part of a rebranding initiative following a data-security breach. Afterwards, Michael went on to work for the international advertising conglomerate McCann Erickson. At McCann, Michael specialized in agency clients with a tech B2B focus, working with big-name brands such as Amdocs, IBM, SodaStream and Israeli Aerospace Industries. Michael has a BA in History from Brandeis University and an MBA from Bar Ilan University. Aside from tech evangelism he is a New Haven style pizza evangelist.

    Michael Lapides
    Marketing Executive
  • Tal Lerman Image

    Before joining CrediFi, Tal previously worked for auction juggernaut eBay as a Data Manager, working with some of the largest databases in the world using the latest data mining technologies. Tal holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Outside of work, Tal is a mountain climbing enthusiast, but probably so he could get a better look at the data.

    Tal Lerman
    Data Scientist
  • Rena Lev Image

    Originally from Baltimore, Rena serves as Senior Product Analyst here at CrediFi, bringing valuable information into our database. Rena worked for AxiomSL as an on-site consultant at Goldman Sachs where she built and enhanced financial regulatory reports for filing with the Federal Reserve. Following AxiomSL, Rena worked as a Business Analyst for Retalix, a division of NCR Retail, working directly with large supermarket chain clients to define their best business processes based on their needs, market requirements and software capabilities. Rena holds an MS in Information Systems from the University of Maryland. Rena is a veteran traveler, going off the beaten path to places like Belize and Indonesia, but her dream vacation in the Shenandoah Valley is ironically only two hours away from her hometown.

    Rena Lev
    Senior Product Analyst
  • Ephraim Lustig Image

    Originally from Toronto, Ephraim currently works a software engineer at CrediFi, creating the actual product allowing our users to navigate millions of data points. Prior to joining CrediFi, Ephraim worked at Cybra Corp. and JVP as a software engineer. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Queens College.

    Ephraim Lustig
    Software Developer
  • Marlene Levanda Image

    Originally from Naples, Italy, Marlene is an 18 year veteran in credit risk and analytics, having worked in financial institutions across the UK, Europe, and the Middle East including credit scoring giants Experian and FICO. She has a BSc in Mathematics from University of York, UK and an MSc in Operational Research from University of Birmingham, UK. Outside of work Marlene enjoys a medium-risk portfolio of hobbies including salsa dancing and Italian cooking.

    Marlene Levanda
    Director of Risk
  • Jeff Nicholson Image

    Jeff is a Philadelphia native with a tenured NYC commercial real estate banking background and a dynamic passion for both product development and sales. He currently serves as Strategic Accounts Executive. Jeff holds a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill with a double major in Economics and Ancient Mediterranean Religion, and an MBA from the University of Georgia. After college, Jeff spent two years with mutual fund giant Vanguard, working on special transaction needs for clients. He then spent six years originating large CRE deals across the United States for the balance sheets of both Deutsche Bank and SunTrust, underwriting everything from stabilized Class A office to speculative super-regional shopping mall construction. Jeff says he is a sensitive artist disguised as a finance professional, and an interesting fact is that he almost went to Rhode Island School of Design (“RISD”) instead of North Carolina. In his spare time, Jeff admits he likes too many things, but his favorite activities include golf, ice hockey, cooking, DJing, gardening, windsurfing, and skiing. He also loves dogs. Jeff has visited 32 countries.

    Jeff Nicholson
    Senior CRE Advisor
  • Debbie Oziel Image

    Debbie is our “Jill of all Trades” acting as Office Manager and Head of HR. Prior to working at CrediFi, Debbie held many different positions in Banking and Real Estate excelling in various administrative roles including working for the real estate magnate David Azrieli doing everything from Office Management to Lease Abstracting. Debbie studied Humanistic and Jewish Studies at McGill University. With one of her key responsibilities including ordering coffee for the office, Debbie is the heart of CrediFi.

    Debbie Oziel
    Human Resources/Office Manager
  • Moshe Peri Image

    Moshe has over 10 years experience in Finance, most recently working as an investment analyst at Dundee Wealth, one of Canada’s largest asset management firms. Prior to Dundee, Moshe cut his teeth at Migdal Capital Markets, Scotia Mcleod, and SJJ Captial. Moshe earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from Technion University in Israel, an MBA from HEC Montreal, Canada and is a CFA Level III Candidate. His love for surfing is greater than his fear of sharks.

    Moshe Peri
    Content Production Manager
  • Shira Peskin Image

    Shira, originally from St. Louis Missouri, serves as a Content Analyst at CrediFi. Shira earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration from Bar-Ilan University, where she also played on the university’s basketball team.

    Shira Peskin
    Content Analyst
  • Zvi Rapps Image

    Originally from Teaneck, New Jersey, Zvi brings years of worldly experience and knowledge to CrediFi. As a member of the marketing team, Zvi manages our social media platforms, and is responsible for spreading the gospel of CrediFi to the masses.
    Zvi’s role at CrediFi also makes him responsible for doggedly sifting through reams of data relevant to his copywriting. An avid enthusiast of live music, cooking and writing about commercial real estate, Zvi discovered his love of writing whilst backpacking through Italy and Spain on his honeymoon.

    Zvi Rapps
    Marketing Associate
  • Ely Razin Image

    Ely is a rare combination of seasoned corporate executive and technology entrepreneur.  Previously, Ely served as Head of Board Governance for Thomson Reuters Accelus, globally. The business focused on the needs of Boards of Directors and broader Senior Executive teams of Global 500 companies, across key global financial centers. In this role, he met frequently with top Board Members and Corporate Executives for some of the largest companies in the world.
    Earlier, Ely served as Head of Business Law for Thomson Reuters. In this role, his remit was broad, covering Major Transactions, Industry Regulation and Disclosure – along with related Corporate Governance issues. He was also a frequent guest on Reuters TV, reviewing trends of interest to the corporate and financial markets.
    Prior to Thomson Reuters, Ely founded and served as CEO of Expert Ease Software, a joint US/Israel business that was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2004. Expert Ease developed AI-based software that automatically summarized key deal terms for everything from Capital Markets to M&A to Real Estate transactions. Its customers included corporate General Counsel and leading Law Firms.
    A lawyer by training, Ely began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer and worked on a broad range of transactions.
    Ely received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, his M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business of York University and his B.A. from the University of Toronto.
    In his “spare time” Ely enjoys running and swimming.

    Ely Razin
    CEO
  • Harel Reisner Image

    Harel brings over 10 years of QA experience to CrediFi. He worked in the Israeli Hi-Tech sector for Vringo, a patent development and monetization platform. Harel studied IT and Network Management at John Bryce Hi-Tech College. In his spare time, Harel enjoys QAing homebrewed beers.

    Harel Reisner
    QA Content Team Leader
  • Clayton Rifkind Image

    Born and raised in San Francisco, Clayton, a 20 year marketing veteran, is rooted in traditional and digital advertising having worked with several Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Intel, Wells Fargo, and Hewlett Packard.  Post advertising, Clayton led marketing for Oreck Canada, powering the business to a 6X growth during the heart of the recession. In his spare time, Clayton plays bass guitar to his four kids.  Clayton holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Clayton Rifkind
    Head of Marketing
  • Haylee Ryant Image

    Originally from Miami, Florida, Haylee currently serves as our Senior Content Analyst, researching new property markets and overseeing their transition to the CrediFi platform. Prior to CrediFi, Haylee worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries, formerly Northrup Grumman. Starting as an accountant, Haylee worked her way up the defense contractor’s chain of command in the finance section of the company supply chain as a junior and then senior financial analyst. During this time she managed project budgets exceeding $1B and won awards for cost reduction and improving cash flow forecasts. Haylee holds a BS in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University and an MBA from Bar Ilan University. Haylee enjoys listening to Romanian dance music, a rare hobby even in the Romanian accounting community.

    Haylee Ryant
    Senior Content Analyst
  • Daniel Sacks Image

    Hailing from South Africa, Daniel has over five years experience as a commercial property manager where he oversaw of a portfolio of properties managing all aspects of the properties including leasing, budgeting, project management, tenant negotiations and relations, and maintenance. Currently Daniel serves as Lead Property Analyst, ensuring quality property analytics at all levels. He is an avid bass fisherman and drummer, but claims to have the personality of a lead singer.

    Daniel Sacks
    Lead Property Analyst
  • Elli Sacks Image

    Originally from Baldwin, NY, Elli currently works as a Real Estate Analyst at CrediFi, aggregating news and statistics for CrediFi’s Market Pages, so our customers can know at a glance what is happening right now in their market of interest. A 15-year veteran of non-profit development, Elli conducted strategic planning of capital campaigns and statistical analysis following execution to fine tune targeting for established non-profits such as Yad Vashem and ACRI. Elli has a BS in Biology from Yale University and in his free time conducts the community choir and writes musicals. He has written Arsenic, The Musical, and his latest opus The Princess Butternut, a musical parody in no shape or form resembling the Princess Bride.

    Elli Sacks
    Real Estate Analyst
  • David Schwartz Image

    David comes to us with over 20 years of experience in IT and Development. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Education, both from Yeshiva University. He has developed automation software and led IT and development teams in companies such as Metropolitan Telecommunications, Early Intervention Software Systems, and Retalix (now NCR). He now serves as head of R&D at CrediFi, describing himself as a “nerd’s nerd.” David is also a fully ordained Rabbi and in a previous life he served as a synagogue Rabbi.

    David Schwartz
    Head of R&D
  • Alex Veksler Image

    Hailing from many different nationalities and languages, Alex currently serves as CrediFi’s Director of Capital Markets, ensuring a deep level of detail in new CrediFi products that merge existing data with those of securitized CRE-related products. Alex worked at New York based hedge funds Platinum Partners and Exigent Capital and Morgan Stanley where he was a VP of finance in the exotic derivatives and municipal securities space. While at Exigent Capital, Alex developed valuation and risk models. Alex has a BA in Computer Science from Yeshiva University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Aside from serving as our Director of Capital Markets, he is aiming to become the office foosball champion.

    Alex Veksler
    Director of Capital Markets
  • Ellen Solomon Image

    Originally from College Station, Texas, Ellen currently serves as a Software Developer at CrediFi. Prior to CrediFi, Ellen was part of the original Global Ticker Plant team at Thomson Financial, taking Thomson’s systems through the initial conformance requirements for the London Stock Exchange and LIFFE. She also worked as a programmer analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Institutional Equities Division. Ellen received her BA in Computer Science from Yeshiva University. She is also a black belt in Yang style Tai Chi.

    Ellen Solomon
    Software Developer
  • Michael Volkov Image

    Michael is part of the data quality team that ensure data integrity across the CrediFi platform. Prior to CrediFi, Michael worked in a variety of high-tech positions as an analyst, data miner, and a coder in a boutique Israeli hedge fund. Michael holds a BA in Economics from Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law.

    Michael Volkov
    QA Engineer
  • Josh Yuter Image

    A native born New Yorker, Josh is a Software Engineer at CrediFi, bringing with him over 15 years of software development experience from companies such as Information Builders and JP Morgan. He earned a BA in Computer Science and MA in Talmudic Studies from Yeshiva University and an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. He was named PC Magazine’s top 100 people to follow on Twitter and #3 in Religion, behind the Pope and the Dalai Lama.

    Josh Yuter
    Software Engineer
  • Rachel Weingarten Image

    Originally from Edmonton, Canada, Rachel currently works as a Content Analyst at CrediFi, researching information for our properties database. Rachel has worked as an assistant to media relations for the West Edmonton Mall, a Triple Five Property, in Commercial Real Estate capacities such as abstracting leases and mortgages. Rachel holds a BA in International Relations from University of Prince Edwards Island. One of our office globetrotters, Rachel has visited twenty-six countries.

    Rachel Weingarten
    Content Analyst
  • Matt Zalen Image

    Matt began his career as a programmer during the rise of the internet, and has since built hundreds of websites and applications, working for such companies as US West, WestLake Consulting Group, 4Hilton, and Kenes. Matt received his BA in History and Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park. Matt once published a comic strip read by over two million people weekly.

    Matt Zalen
    Dev Team Leader
  • Yaffa Zweig Image

    Yaffa brings over 17 years of Commercial Real Estate experience to CrediFi. Prior to working at CrediFi, Yaffa was Assistant Vice President at Wells Fargo in their Commercial Real Estate Group for 10 years. At Wells Fargo, Yaffa worked on acquisition and development loans, construction loans, syndicated loans and 80/20’s. She holds a BA from Stern College, Yeshiva University and a paralegal certificate from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Yaffa is an athlete, playing basketball and is currently in a flag football league.

    Yaffa Zweig
    Commercial Real Estate Analyst
  • We're Hiring

Board of Directors

Rafi Musher

CEO, Stax Inc.

Rafi Musher is the Founder and CEO of Stax Inc., a global strategic consultancy. Rafi leads Stax’s corporate management consulting and private equity engagements and has worked with more than 100 equity sponsors – including LBO, growth equity, venture and distressed – to identify opportunities that create value through organic growth, operational improvements or M&A. In 2011, Rafi founded the Stax Development Corporation (Dev Corp), which is designed to create joint and independent for-profit ventures that achieve sustainable, positive social impact. Rafi is founder and Chairman of Israel & Co., Chairman of the Board at the Bronx Lab School, and a member of the Blue Ribbon Advisory Board of Center4, an accelerator for pioneering technology to support the nonprofit sector. Rafi has a BS in Communications and Advertising from Boston University.

 

Scott Tobin

General Partner, Battery Ventures

Along with more than 18 years of experience partnering with entrepreneurs to build market-defining companies, Scott brings extensive experience working with exchange marketplaces. He previously invested in companies such as IDI Direct Insurance (TASE: IDIN) and The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE; acquired by Euronext). Scott’s past investments also include Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), Anobit Technologies (acquired by Apple), @stake (acquired by Symantec), ITA Software (acquired by Google), Kashya (acquired by EMC), MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS), ProfitLogic (acquired by Oracle), and Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR), among others.

Scott was named multiple times to the Forbes Midas List, which ranks top venture capitalists from around the world. He graduated with honors from Brandeis University with a BA in international relations and Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

Scott enjoys tennis, squash, basketball and spending time with his five boys.

 

Avi Zeevi

General Partner, Co-Founder, Carmel Ventures

Avi Zeevi, a veteran FinTech entrepreneur and investor, is the co-founder of the Viola Group and co-founder and General Partner of Carmel Ventures, a top-tier Israeli venture capital firm.

Avi has a proven track record as an entrepreneur, executive and investor with more than 30 years of experience. In Carmel Ventures Avi’s investment interests include Financial Services, Big Data, SaaS, and Digital Media.

Avi has established an extensive ecosystem in the financial industry through his involvement in several FinTech companies including: MINT Systems, Decalog and Actimize, where he served as an active Chairman from 2001 and until it was sold to NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE). Avi is also a lead investor and chairman of Payoneer, a leader of e-commerce payment services; and an investor in Personetics, a company pioneering an innovative new category of digital consumer banking; TradAir, a provider of front office optimization solutions designed to offer trading solutions; EverCompliant, a provider of merchant-based fraud and cyber risk solutions; and CrediFi, a Big Data platform serving the CRE Finance market.

Avi also leads Carmel FinTech Meetup that runs quarterly events for FinTech entrepreneurs.

Avi’s additional investments include Oversi (acquired by Allot), Clarizen, SundaySky, and CoolaData.

Avi is involved in several educational non-profit organizations.

Email: azeevi@carmelventures.com

 

William F. Zola

Principal, BZ Advisors

Bill has more than 20 years of executive management experience, with an emphasis on business strategy, M&A and corporate development in the business-to-business data and analytics, information services and software industries. He has expertise in a variety of vertical sectors in the information industry, including financial services and real estate.

Bill served as Managing Director for DMG Information Inc., BlackRock and Thomson Financial throughout his career as an executive manager. In Addition, he acted as Associate for Dorace Street Capital, a mezzanine debt fund, and as Vice Prisdent for State Street Bank.

Since 2009, Bill has acted as the Principal of his independent advisory firm BZ Advisors, LLC.  In this capacity Bill’s primary activities include servicing on corporate boards, advising B2B data and analytics and information services companies and boards around growth strategies and transactions, and advising private equity, venture capital and hedge/debt funds on portfolio company management and investment ideas/transactions.

In his experience serving on corporate boards, Bill was the chairman of Trepp, LLC., an analytics and technology provider for the CMBS, commercial real estate and  banking markets.

In the Press

For Press Inquiries, contact Joseph Katz, at 212-419-8080 Ext. 601

CRE data startup CrediFi raises $13M in Series B

Real estate debt data company CrediFi landed $13 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total capital raised to $23 million. Liberty Israel Venture Fund, which typically invests in Israeli tech companies, led the round, which also included 31 VENTURES Global Innovation Fund and existing investors, CrediFi said in a statement.  

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New York Property Moguls Get Creative as Big Banks Curb Lending

It’s tougher out there for New York City’s commercial real estate developers seeking cash for their latest projects. Big banks are pulling back and those filling the gap are demanding tighter terms, according to Ely Razin, chief executive of CrediFi Content Co., a property-focused data provider that published its quarterly rankings of the largest commercial real estate lenders in New York on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank AG slipped from first to second place in the three months through June.

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New York Community Agrees to Buy Astoria in $2 Billion Deal

New York Community generated $3.7 billion of commercial real estate loan volume in New York City in the first half of the year, according to data compiled by CrediFi, a firm that analyzes the market for property loans. That put the bank ahead of JPMorgan Chase & Co., which had $3.2 billion in the region, and Bank of America Corp., with $3 billion.

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We’re Hiring

Located in New York and Israel, CrediFi is a fast growing start-up that’s redefining the Multi-Trillion Commercial Real Estate Finance market. Having raised $23 Million in funding and backed by big name VCs, CrediFi delivers crucial data to global investment institutions helping them invest smarter.  Our team is a passionate group of Real Estate and Finance experts with diverse backgrounds from some of the biggest names in business including GE Capital, Wells Fargo, Moody’s, FICO, Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters and a lot more.

Just because we’re in Finance doesn’t mean we’re boring.  We share the same “start-up” ethos as our Silicon Valley brethren.  This means we’re all about making a great product and having fun doing it.  We work hard, toil over our product, and strongly believe that good is the enemy of great.  Success is celebrated and lauded – then we’re right on to the next great thing.  Of course, we love to pause, swap our techie/real estate/financial war stories over good beer and a game of foosball.  If you’re smiling while reading this, see below for our current openings or contact us. We’d love to talk to you.

Sales Executive - New York, NY

Builds business by identifying and selling prospects; maintaining relationships with clients.
Sales Executive Job Duties:
– Identifies business opportunities by identifying prospects within the commercial real estate market.
– Sells products by establishing contact and developing relationships with prospects.
– Maintains relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance.
– Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
– Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; practices; participating in professional societies.

Requirements:

Presentation Skills | Client Relationships | High Energy Level | Negotiation | Prospecting Skills | Meeting Sales Goals | Creativity | Sales Planning | Independence | Motivation for Sales

3 – 7 years selling experience in financial services technology.

Customer Success Manager - New York, NY

The long-range vision of Customer Success Management is an integration of technology, Marketing, Sales, Professional Services, Training and Support into a relationship product for the SaaS/Cloud era. If you have impeccable written and verbal communication skills and are passionate about success, this might be right for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Manage clients’ accounts on all levels: technical, business, support, and product.
  • Work with clients directly and nurture relationship
  • Provide client feedback internally
  • Provide client training
  • Work to identify and/or develop upsell opportunities
  • Introduce new features
  • Produce reports on Salesforce.com

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • At least 3-5 years experience as a Customer Success Manager, preferably in a software company or in the Financial or Commercial Real Estate industries.
  • Strong knowledge of online software (SaaS) products and services.
  • Experience in Product Management, Consulting, Data Analysis, or Financial Analysis AND the ability to work with, connect to, and influence people
  • Great communication, account management, project management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong writer and speaker
  • Experience with Salesforce.com

Please send resume and salary expectations to hr@credifi.com

 *Only relevant candidates will be contacted

Junior Web Sales Research - Modiin, Israel

CrediFi is looking for a highly intelligent individual with a passion for internet research to provide a hungry sales team with qualified targets for pursuit.

Research and produce leads for our Sales/SDR team to actively pursue to start a business relationship.

Join a team in a super-charged start-up in its third year.

About You:

Skills – internet savvy, hunter instinct to find desired information.  A ‘never give up’ mentality, works fluently with Excel

– Education required – minimum 2 years college with superior grade point.

– Knowledge of Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Structured Finance or CMBS – HUGE advantage

– Excellent English, both spoken and written

Other – hard driving, focused, highly organized

– Flexible hours to match US hours

– Experience using Salesforce CRM – advantage

Please send CV and salary expectations to jobs@credifi.com

Junior Research Analyst - Modiin, Israel

We are looking to hire a junior research analyst to work on research and analytical requests from clients.

What makes you a great candidate?

You are naturally curious. You are a very good “Googler”. You know how to differentiate good/current sources of information from bad/outdated ones. You are great at solving complex puzzles and thinking out of the box. You can investigate a situation and connect the dots. You understand corporate structures.

Requirements:

  • 1-5 years of experience in research
  • High level research and analytical skills
  • Experience with high level Excel functions
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience with Commercial Real Estate a plus
  • Knowledge of corporate structure a plus

Please send CV and salary expectations to jobs@credifi.com

  • Mother-Tongue level English
Senior Analyst - Modiin, Israel

Analyzing the structure of companies
Using big data to draw conclusions about companies
Manipulating data to serve internal and external customers
Work closely with the Analytics department in analyzing data
Work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Willingness to take calls after Israeli business hours on occasion

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years experience as an analyst
  • High-level research and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of corporate structure
  • Experience with commercial real estate
  • Familiarity with US finance
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel
  • Mother-tongue English
  • Experience with Python a plus
Help Desk - Modiin, Israel

Responsibilities:
The IT Help desk is required to support our offices in Israel, to serve as IT administrator, to troubleshoot problems on users workstations, manage permissions, manage backup, maintain google apps  and Active directory servers.

Requirements:

    • Fast & self-learner, team player, organized and responsible, dynamic, motivated
    • At least 2 year experience as HelpDesk
    • Experience in working with ticketing systems
    • Excellent problem solving skills and a strong customer service attitude
    • Experience with windows domain environment, Active Directory, and windows server
    • Experience with PC configuration, maintenance, and software installations
    • Experience with managing email solutions (exchange, google apps, office 365)
    • Basic understanding of information security, VPN Clients, web filtering
    • Understanding of domain logon scripts
    • Experience with IP PBX or any other telephony service – an advantage
    • Basic networking knowledge – an advantage
    • Fluent English

Please send CV and salary expectations to jobs@credifi.com

Junior Content/Data Analyst - Modiin, Israel

We are looking to hire a junior content/data analyst to help advance the quality and dependability of our product releases.

Requirements:

  •  Experience as QA or Content Reviewer
  •  Ability to review large quantities of data and spot errors
  •  Data extraction using SQL and/or Excel
  •  Experience as Web QA – strong plus
  •  Experience with Commercial Real Estate a plus

Please send CV and salary expectations to jobs@credifi.com

Automation QA Engineer - Modiin, Israel

We are looking to hire an experienced Automation QA engineer to help advance the quality and dependability of our product releases.

Requirements:

–  QA Automation (2+ years)

–  Selenium/Web UI Testing

–  Java, Python

–  Automated Regression/Sanity Testing

–  Knowledge of QA Methodology

–  Mobile Testing Experience – plus

–  API Testing – plus

–  Continuous Integration – plus

Please send CV and salary expectations to jobs@credifi.com

In-House counsel - Modiin, Israel

We are looking for a lawyer experienced in tech or content licensing in the U.S, but currently based in Israel. We have developed a SaaS platform selling data and analytics for the Commercial Real Estate Finance industry in the U.S. and require assistance with contracts licensing our product to our clients.

About the position:

  • You will be reviewing and negotiating contracts for licensing our platform to clients

 

About You:

  • Minimum 7 years experience
  • Experience in tech licensing or content licensing (intellectual property, music rights, book rights or copyright experience) in the US.
  • Experience with online market places
  • Commercial Real Estate law a plus

 

Please send your resume/CV and salary expectations to jobs@credifi.com

*Only relevant candidates will be contacted

Junior Finance - Modiin, Israel

We are looking for a Junior Finance with experience from a global company. 

The Job:

Accounts Receivable

  • Process customer payments
  • Locate and monitor overdue accounts
  • Notify clients of their overdue balances via phone and email
  • Respond to inquiries from account managers and other staff
  • Prepare A/R aging, Bookings and collection reports

Accounts Payable

  • Track vendor invoices and approvals
  • Process ongoing vendor and other payments
  • Track and reconcile US and Israeli Credit Card payments
  • Prepare A/P aging and cash flow reports

Other

  • Review travel expense reports and reimbursements
  • Assist in month end close processes and management reporting
  • Maintain and reconcile fixed assets register
  • Assisting external resources in the preparation, coordination and delivery of all schedules required in conjunction with the annual audit and tax returns.

The Requirements:

  • 2-4 years of collections/accounts receivable/accounts payable experience
  • Excellent written and verbal English and Hebrew
  • Ability to handle multiple, challenging and complex tasks
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with Excel and High Microsoft Office tools skills
  • Familiarity with both Israeli and US accounting and payroll software – an advantage
  • Organized, thorough and discreet
  • CPA certification – a plus
  • Academic degree- an advantage

The position is full time, in our Modi’in office (right by the train station)

To apply: Please send resume & salary expectations to jobs@credifi.com 

*Only relevant candidates will be contacted.