The Guppy Team

Sanjib Kalita

Sanjib Kalita

Sanjib Kalita is CEO of Guppy. Prior to Guppy, he was Chief Marketing Officer of Money20/20, which he helped grow from startup to the leading global fintech event business, an Independent Board Member of Hotapp Blockchain, a public technology company, an advisor to MPOWER Financing, an alternative lender providing student loans for international students, and an advisor to the SXSW Accelerator.

A fintech leader for over two decades, he has worked for large organizations like Google, Intel and Citi. Guppy is the fourth startup Sanjib has worked on over the last 8 years, with two prior having successful exits, including to Google. Sanjib has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, as well as Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Petros Zerfos

Petros Zerfos

Dr. Petros Zerfos is a co-founder of Guppy, and is a Research Manager at IBM Research, where he is leading team of 9 on basic and applied research in machine learning systems and applications offered as cloud services. Dr. Zerfos has commercialized 4 R&D projects in last 3 years in RegTech, Big Data, Applied Machine Learning and Internet of Things. Additionally, he has filed 40 patents with 20 granted to date and has published more than 50 papers in top international conferences and journals with more than 4,600 citations to date. He graduated with a Ph.D in Computer Science, from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2005 and a B.Eng. from National Technical University of Athens in 1999.

Sujay Parekh

Sujay Parekh

Dr. Sujay Parekh is a co-founder of Guppy, and a Quantitative Developer at Bloomberg L.P. His prior work has included leading teams to develop SDKs and APIs for accessing real time data provided by Bloomberg, developing a novel Risk Data Warehouse at Bank of America and over 11 years of research in systems management, databases and streaming systems at IBM Research. Dr. Parekh has 20 patents granted to date. He graduated with his Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2010 and a BS from Cornell University in 1993.

Jay Nath

Jay Nath

Jay has spent a significant time in digital technology within start up ecosystem & in multiple engagements from product development to product strategy & design. He is a disruption enthusiast & passion pursuer. He is extremely passionate about Fintech & Blockchain, believes Blockchain has a purpose in the industry. Jay loves writing & driving, he holds Master’s in Management & Information Technology.

Abhinav Saravanan

Abhinav Saravanan

Abhinav is a student at Georgetown University where he is majoring in international economics. He is also an IT Specialist at the Georgetown University Alumni & Student Federal Credit Union.

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