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Published On: June 10, 2024|By |Categories: Blog, News|

JUDI.AI adds small business lending tech leaders to bolster U.S. growth strategy

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, June 10, 2024JUDI.AI, a leading SaaS small business lending provider for community lenders, is pleased to welcome two fintech industry sales veterans to accelerate its U.S. growth strategy.

marc billanti

Marc Billanti

Marc Billanti, Chief Sales Officer, brings 27+ years of sales leadership experience in the U.S. fintech and small business lending space. With previous roles at Q2, MX, OnDeck Capital, Misys and Baker Hill, Marc has a proven track record of working with community financial institutions and growing successful sales teams.

“Throughout my career, I’ve always thrived in being part of the growth stage of fintechs,” said Billanti. “Based on my experience, I believe JUDI has a winning solution to an important and difficult problem. 

Chris Connor

Chris Connor

Chris Connor, Director, Sales, brings 20+ years of sales experience in the U.S. small business and consumer lending space, including Funding Circle, Berkshire Bank, First Help Financial and Bankers Healthcare Group (BHG).

“There’s a massive opportunity for credit unions and community banks to better utilize data to effectively remove the friction and compete in small business lending,” said Connor. “I’ve always enjoyed working with community FIs and am committed to seeing them succeed.” 

Adding these two experienced subject matter experts will be transformative in our ability to deliver compelling solutions to community-based lenders,” said Gord Baizley, CEO of JUDI.AI. “The increased market focus on small business lending is substantial and we are thrilled to add Marc and Chris to our team right now.” 


About JUDI.AI 

Small businesses are the backbone of our local communities, but 40-50% of small businesses rank access to capital as their top challenge. Although the economics of small business lending have historically been untenable, mission and profit are no longer mutually exclusive in the digital world. At JUDI.AI, we’re on a mission to transform small business dreams into vibrant communities by increasing access to capital.  

Born and incubated inside a fintech lender, JUDI.AI enables 35+ community-based financial institutions to provide a fintech-like experience for small business loans. Combining the speed of consumer lending with the right amount of rigor from commercial lending, our AI-enabled platform uses a unique cash flow-based underwriting approach to eliminate the friction typically associated with small business lending, enabling borrowers to apply for and receive a loan decision in less than 10 minutes. JUDI.AI pledges 1% of our equity, revenue, time and product to charities of our customers’ choice. To learn more, visit www.judi.ai.

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