Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Meet the brains behind Finatic.

Deepesh Jain

Head of Capital Markets at Sunlight Financial

Deepesh has over 18 years of specialized experience in structuring and managing securitization programs. As Head of Capital Markets, he is responsible for raising funding from banks, credit unions and other investors to help fund Sunlight Financial’s loan originations. Before joining Sunlight, Deepesh headed capital markets efforts at Kabbage, a tech enabled small business cash flow solution provider which was sold to American Express in 2020. Most recently, Deepesh was the Head of U.S. Capital Markets Execution at Barclays for six years. There, he oversaw Treasury-related capital market activities in the U.S. and was an active participant in industry advocacy efforts in the U.S. and Europe. Deepesh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA in Finance from Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Annika Seo

Senior at California High School

Annika Seo is a senior at California High School and an Advisory Member of Finatic. She is the former CEO of the Financial Literacy Education Organization (FLEO), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between students and financial literacy. Annika is also a Founding Member and the President of TEDxCHS, having led her team in directing the event TEDxYouth@CaliforniaHighSchool as Chief Director of Operations. She is an active MUN delegate as well as a passionate violinist, serving as first violinist for the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. In the years to come, Annika plans to study economics and to pursue a career in corporate law.

Anika Bagga

Student at University of California, Berkeley

Anika is currently a junior at UC Berkeley studying Computer Science with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology. She enjoys developing software applications, dabbling in product design, and building inclusive communities in tech. She has previously interned at Google and T-Mobile. She is also very involved with the entrepreneurship scene on campus and serves as a venture fellow for Pear VC.