Our mission

To ensure that everyone around the world has access to best-in-class financial products, regardless of their net worth.

Our Story

After immigrating to the US, Synapse's CEO & Co-Founder, Sankaet Pathak, experienced first-hand the difficulty in opening a US bank account or getting approved for credit without a financial history.

He did not fit into the traditional financial framework and he realized there must be millions of others experiencing the same problem. That’s why the company is dedicated to providing access to financial services for people all over the globe who have been left behind by traditional banking institutions, and enabling developers to create more creative and accessible financial products on our API infrastructure.

Talk of the town

“That’s why the company is dedicated to providing access to financial services for people who have been left behind by traditional banking institutions and enabling developers to create more creative and accessible financial products on its API infrastructure.”

"Pathak described how Synapse uses behavioral analytics technology to fulfill both, ensuring an authentication experience that is not only secure but also seamless."

"There is often a real business case to partner with a market-leading embedded finance infrastructure provider that has strong [application programming interfaces], rather than building the capabilities in-house and having to navigate any regulatory requirements that may exist," said Spencer Hurst, vice president at the private equity firm Lowell Minnick."

"Inc. Magazine revealed that Synapse Financial Technologies, Inc., a banking-as-a-service platform that increases access to best-in-class financial products, is No. 1339 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America."

Leadership team

We’re a group of industry leaders and experts, bringing decades of cumulative experience and knowledge to our company and customers.

Sankaet Pathak

CEO

Ray Picard

COO

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

CTO

Mike Rasic

CBO & CFO

Suzanne Gedney

Senior Director of Technical Support

Kim Gutierrez

Senior Director of Customer Engineering

Guy Gandenberger

VP of Customer Growth

Sejal Patel

VP of Compliance

Bernadette Castaneda

Director of Risk

Manjunath Somashekar

Chief Architect

Victor Medeiros

Corporate Controller

Samip Mehra

VP of Platform Engineering

Ajitesh Das

Sr Director of Core Software

Praveen Mamidi

Sr Director of Data and ML

Addyson Phan

Director of Audits & BSA

Jeff Vegh

Director of Compliance

Evrim Baskaraagac

Sr Compliance Support Manager

Margaret Skowronska

Head of People

Mark Stein

Director of Talent

Mike Rosen

Chief of Staff

Colleen Urgino

VP of Revenue

Kirk Millet

VP of Marketing & Revenue Operations

Carla McMorris

Director of Content

Dennis Wang

Director of Product Marketing

Simon Jaud

Director of FP&A

Tracey Guerin

Associate General Counsel

Join the team

We are a team of conscientious hard workers who also share a common sense of purpose. Our work style is collaborative and action-oriented.