Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit, is one of America's top experts in small business lending and the use of FinTech to streamline the funding process. In 2011, he was named New York City's “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s New York Business, which named Biz2Credit among NYC’s “Fast 50” of 2014 and 2016. He has met with top executives from the Federal Reserve and SBA and was invited to the White House by the President's Council of Economic Advisors to update economists on matters related to small business lending.
Since its inception in 2007, Biz2Credit has arranged more than $2 billion in funding and has over 200,000 registered small and mid-sized company clients. The platform handles more than 5,000 new loan applications each month, on average.
Rohit is a frequently quoted source on banking and technology trends, the emergence of institutional investors in small business finance, convergence in payments and funding companies, and other topics. He is often quoted by The Wall St. Journal, CNBC, Fox Business, Washington Post, NY Times, Bloomberg, Fortune, American Banker, and others. He is also a columnist writing about small business topics for Forbes, Inc., and the New York Daily News.
Rohit oversees the widely reported Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly report that analyzes loan approval rates, as well as the Top 25 Small Business Cities in America, the Biz2Credit Latino Lending Report, and an annual Women in Small Business Study. Additionally, he is a frequent speaker at top industry events, including LendIt, AltFi, and Frontiers of Digital Finance, which Biz2Credit co-sponsors with Columbia University.
Previously, Rohit worked for Deloitte Consulting, Goldman Sachs, and Silkroute, a Singapore-based private equity fund. He holds a Master's Degree in International Finance from Columbia University and co-authored Beyond Cost Reduction: The Risks and Rewards of Global Service Sourcing, a report funded by the Alfred Sloan Foundation and the Chazen Institute of International Business.