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

Sankaet Pathak CEO of Synapse stated “sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, location no longer matters for workers in the digital goods economy. Freelancers, gamers, and content creators of all kinds now fuel an interconnected, global workforce. Additionally, cross-border families, travelers and residents in countries experiencing high inflation or negative interest rates require access to more stable stores of value.”

“We are excited to announce that Utoppia has joined our growing list of customers launching innovative solutions on the Synapse platform,” said Sankaet Pathak, CEO and co-founder of Synapse. “We are also excited that Utoppia is an early customer benefiting from our new, modular banking strategy.

“American Bank’s support will enable us to deliver on our commitment to provide fintech companies and enterprises with best-in-class solutions at unmatched speed and at the best terms. American Bank shares our entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering dedication to customer service, and we look forward to collaborating with them on new ways to deliver value to our collective customers,” said Sankaet Pathak CEO of Synapse. This partnership represents an extension of our modular banking strategy that includes Lineage Bank.

"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


Ray Picard


Kathleen Fitzpatrick


Mike Rasic


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

Jeff Vegh

Director of Compliance

Evrim Baskaraagac

Sr Compliance Support Manager

Mark Stein

Director of Talent

Mike Rosen

Chief of Staff

Kirk Millet

VP of Marketing & Revenue Operations

Carla McMorris

Director of Content

Simon Jaud

Director of FP&A

Tracey Guerin

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.