Meet our board of directors
Our board is a diverse group with a track record of growing successful companies. They’re “all-in” on our mission to empower millions of small business owners and we’re thrilled to have them with us on this journey.
Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Randy joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2005 and focuses on the firm’s digital and sustainability practices.
Earlier in his career, he was a co-founder of Claris Corp., served as CEO for LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, and acted as a “virtual CEO” for such companies as WebTV and GlobalGiving. Randy also served as CFO of GO Corp. and as senior counsel for Apple Computer, following a private practice in technology law.
Randy is a founding director of TiVo and serves on the advisory board of Roadtrip Nation. He is a lecturer on entrepreneurship at Stanford University and the author of the best-selling book The Monk and the Riddle, as well as several articles on leadership and entrepreneurship. He is also the author of I F**king Love that Company on building love brands and co-author of Getting to Plan B, a book on managing innovation. Randy frequently speaks in the United States and abroad on such topics. Randy holds a B.A. degree in economics from Brown University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
COO, R&D and IT at Change Healthcare
Independent Board Member at Nav
Merline Saintil is a senior technology executive with 20 years of experience assisting Fortune 500 and privately held companies including Intuit, Yahoo, PayPal, Joyent, and Adobe to develop global award-winning products. Merline’s career reflects a demonstrated track record of leading large-scale transformation initiatives, driving global execution of strategic initiatives, and executing M&A integrations and divestitures.
Merline brings corporate governance experience through her work on corporate boards, including risk and compensation committees. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Banner Corporation (NASDAQ: BANR), a bank holding company in Washington state where she advises the company on cybersecurity and key technology trends. She is certified in Cybersecurity Oversight by the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute.
Currently, Merline serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Research & Development and IT at Change Healthcare, one of the largest, pre-IPO healthcare revenue and payment cycle management software companies. In this role, Merline has P&L responsibility for Global Corporate Applications, Data Management & Business Intelligence and Strategic Planning & Operations.
Merline began her career as a software engineer and Business Insider recently recognized Merline as #6 on their list of the 22 Most Powerful Women Engineers in the World and Women of Influence 2017 by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Merline is as an advocate for women in technology and serves on the board of Athena Alliance, non-profit dedicated to accelerating gender diversity in the boardroom. After graduating valedictorian, Merline received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Florida A&M University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She earned a technical MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and participated in executive education and board governance programs including Stanford Directors’ College and Harvard Business School.
Partner, Securities at Goldman Sachs
Rana is a managing director in the Principal Strategic Investments team in the Securities Division. The team is responsible for leading the division’s investments in financial technology, developing market structure strategies across regions and commercializing technology assets. She is a member of the External Digital Activities Committee and the Clearing House Risk Committee. Rana joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 2006 and was named managing director in 2013.
Rana serves on the boards of Tradeweb, Zoomdata, Barefoot Networks, Context Relevant, and the advisory committees of Swapclear and Forexclear on behalf of the firm. She is also on the advisory board of Wabash College and the Executive Board of the Penn Fund at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rana earned a BS from the Wharton School and a BA in International Relations, both at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MSc from the London School of R Economics.
Group President, Global Business Information at Experian
Steve Platt leads global strategy for Experian’s Business Information Services (BIS) organization. In this role, Platt works alongside Experian’s regional operating entities on growth strategies, minority investments and corporate acquisitions. Previously, he held a variety of operating and new product creation roles in Experian’s Decision Analytics business, driving innovation and growth in identity verification, fraud detection, credit risk and collections management. Platt was instrumental in bringing industry-leading solutions such as Experian PowerCurve and Experian CrossCore to market.
Prior to Experian, he held a variety of leadership positions in businesses that provide enterprise risk and fraud detection solutions to businesses, including HNC Software, FICO, Opera Solutions, BasePoint Analytics and Hewlett-Packard.
Platt earned an Executive MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Portland State University.
Independent Board Member at Nav
Janet has extensive leadership experience in a varied career. She has more than 20 years experience in managing commercial payment products for Visa. Most recently, as Head of Global Small Business for Visa Inc, Zablock directed the development and implementation of the strategic vision for Visa Business products targeted at the small business market segment. She led a team that coordinated all small business credit and debit product efforts including product development, program management and marketing. Additionally, Zablock managed Visa’s small business credit and debit issuer services, which provide Visa financial institution and partner clients with insight and counsel on succeeding and growing in the small business segment.
Zablock held positions as Head of Commercial Specialized Sales for Visa Inc. In this role, she directed a team providing product expertise to issuing clients and supporting direct sales for small businesses, large market and public sector clients in North America.
Zablock was also vice president of commercial solutions for Visa USA where she directed Visa programs focused on corporate travel and procurement expense management. Zablock was instrumental in developing the Visa-branded SmartPay commercial card program for the U.S. federal government, which runs one of the world’s largest travel card programs.
Prior to Visa, Zablock was with Bank of America where she managed a team providing sales and implementation support for cash management products and services. She worked for Harbridge Merchant Services, a merchant processing company, where she led a customer service and implementation team. Her career began at McDonalds Corporation where she held a variety of positions in Corporate Communications. She holds a bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Co-Founder & CEO at Nav
Levi is Nav’s Co-Founder and CEO. Levi is a lifelong entrepreneur and started several successful companies. Along the way, he became a self-taught expert on business credit and accessed funding more than 30 times. Prior to starting Nav, he co-founded Lendio, a business financing marketplace. While at Lendio, Levi saw too many applicants get denied for financing or only get approved for offers they couldn’t afford. He made it his mission to help business owners become better-qualified applicants, which led him to start Nav.
Co-Founder & CLO at Nav
Caton Hanson is Nav’s Co-Founder and Chief Legal Officer. Prior to founding Nav, Caton owned a legal services law firm that helped business owners understand their business credit, business plans, financial models, and legal entities. His firm partnered with commercial lenders to serve more than 20,000 businesses nationally. It was during this time Caton realized someone needed to help small businesses better understand the importance of business credit. His expertise in this area ultimately led him to co-found Nav. In 2019, Caton was named Chief Legal Officer of the Year by Utah Business Magazine.
Kickstart Seed Fund
Fenway Summer Ventures
College Loan Corporation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative