Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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.

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.

Aditya Bagga

Founder and President

Aditya Bagga is a student at Cupertino High School and serves as the President of Finatic, overseeing all operations and working closely with each team member to best grow Finatic. He has been involved in finance and business related activities for years and has extensive experience in public speaking, going so far as to compete nationally; teaching, volunteering hundreds of hours to teach technology and debate; and enterprise, leading large projects at his school. Aditya hopes to use Finatic as platform to spread awareness about financial illiteracy and provide accessible financial knowledge to youth in all corners of the world.

Arjun Chandrasekar


Arjun Chandrasekar is a student at Cupertino High School and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Finatic, managing the Finatic Publication. He serves on the Board of Directors, working with the other members to devise long-term goals for the organization. He was previously the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HTSMW before its merge with Finatic. Arjun also serves as the President of his school’s table tennis club and the competitions officer at his school’s business club. Through these various leadership ventures, Arjun hopes to continue learning about business and finance while also working at Finatic to spread awareness and reduce widespread financial illiteracy.

Alex Zhu

VP of Events

Alex Zhu is a student at Cupertino High School and serves as the VP of Events of Finatic, and previously the Co-Founder and Operations Manager of HTSMW before its merge with Finatic. As VP of Events at Finatic, Alex structures events ranging from Investment simulation competitions to FinaticBowls. Alongside Finatic, Alex serves as his school’s Futsal Club president, tutors low-income students at a nonprofit education organization, and plays varsity soccer. Eventually, he hopes to merge tech and finance to solve problems on a larger scale.