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Our Team

Selvan Rajan

Co-Founder, CEO/CTO

Technology Executive in mobile & big data, FinTech for WellsFargo, CapitalOne, and Washington Mutual.

TRIUM EMBA (LSE London, NYU Stern NY & HEC Paris)

MS Math - India

Tuygan Teoman

Co-Founder, Managing Director/Investments

Experienced in Portfolio Construction/Portfolio Management/Asset Allocation/Risk Management. Alternative investment specialist, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate with Centerboard Group, JPMorgan Alternative Asset Management and Chapman Downing & Keessee.

CFA, NYU MBA Finance & Accounting, Boğaziçi University Industrial Engineering

Alex Taylor

Co-Founder, Managing Director/Investments

Accomplished finance professional with extensive management, negotiations, business development, FP&A and public and private investment experience. Previously worked as Investment Manager at Charles Schwab, VP, Investment Banking at WR Hambrecht +, Football Operations and FP&A at San Francisco 49ers Co, Portfolio Manager / Trader at ProFund Advisors LLC, Financial Analyst - Investments Office at Yale University.

CFA, UC Berkeley MBA, USC BS Accounting and Finance, Yale University B.A., Economics, American Studies

Leticia Garcia

Co-Founder, Director of QA and Release Management

Leticia Garcia joined SmartMoney in 2017 and serves as Director of Quality Assurance and Release Management.  In her current position, she is responsible for quality assurance product initiatives and to ensure optimal customer interaction experiences.

Prior to SmartMoney, she has held management consulting roles within various industries globally focusing on strategy, operations and technology transformations.  She holds a BSC in Finance from Santa Clara University and an MBA from the TRIUM Global EMBA program issued by New York University Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics and Political Science and HEC School of Management in Paris.

Smitha Sudheendra

Co-Founder, India Country Head/Managing Director/Investments

Banking and Finance executive. Worked as Business Head at Reliance Securities, Zonal Head at ICICI Securities, Asst VP at ABN AMRO, Regional Head at AMSURE Insurance.

XLRI Jamshedpur - PGD (MBA) Business Management, Bangalore University BSc Physics, Mathematics, Electronics

Paul Vezolles

Investment Expert - investor/adviser

Investment manager with 30+ years experience in equity research and portfolio management of equity investment funds.


Laurie Fuller

Experienced Advisor

Director of Supply Chain Management - NetApp




Stanford University - MS Communications and Media Studies


Santa Clara University - BS Decision Information Science


Susan Berman

Experienced Advisor

Strategic Product Marketing, Branding, Communications, and Community-Building Professional


Prosper, Sun Microsystems, CISCO & Apple


Stanford University - MBA

Clare Hammond

Experienced Advisor

Head of Strategic Development Antrams Financial Services LLP


MD China Strategic Development and Special Advisor, China to HSBC Chairman




The University of Edinburgh - MA in Mandarin with French

Jason LaMacchia

Experienced Advisor

Investment Management Professional


Director - BlackRock


Principal - Barclays Global Investors




Northeastern University - BS Psychology


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