Our Beginnings

FINCURA was built by bankers who believe technology can fuel new growth in commercial lending.

Max Blumenthal and Cody Putre founded FINCURA after they saw too many financial institutions with workflows interrupted and slowed down by error-prone manual data entry.

With their industry experience as lenders, they formed a world-class team of data scientists, designers and software engineers. Together they built the technology for automated spreading, covenant monitoring, and borrower management.

FINCURA’s customers are visionary banks and funds looking for new ways to drive growth and efficiency.

 
 

Our Team

 

Max Blumenthal

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Max started his career as a lender at Silicon Valley Bank, a financial institution known for helping innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward. He earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. 

 

Cody Putre

Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Cody is responsible for sales, customer success and operations at FINCURA. Before FINCURA, Cody was a lender at Silicon Valley Bank in Boston. A Vermont native, Cody holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Vermont. 

 

Flavia Ibañez

Head of Product

At FINCURA, Flavia leads product design and development. With a degree in industrial design, she has 9+ years of experience leading teams and building products at companies including Intralinks and DockTrackr.

 

Jason Raede

CTO

Jason is a seasoned technology leader with extensive startup experience in the health tech, on-demand economy, and data analytics spaces. He specializes in scaling technology and teams through rapid early- and mid-stage growth cycles. He has run everything from security operations to application development to sales engineering during his career.

 

Bob Cavezza

Lead Engineer

Throughout his career, Bob has written quality software and has led talented software teams in companies as small as 5-person startups and as large as Fortune 100 corporations. He has worked at Liberty Mutual, CoachUp, and Eaton Vance. Bob earned his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University.

 

Dr. Alon Arad

AI & Analytics

Dr. Alon Arad currently holds an adjunct Professor position at the university of Houston teaching Analytics and machine learning to the engineering school. Further holds a Director of Analytics position at Readcoor doing cutting edge research into spatial sequencing and bio research, holds a board member Advisor position in Automated Analytics and lastly has recently joined Fincura as an AI & Analytics Advisor. Dr. Alon Arad has previously held positions at MIT as a research fellow and was a team lead at Royal Dutch Shell leading the image processing group.

 

Advisors

Jonathan Pollack

Sales

Jonathan serves on Fincura's Board of Advisors. Currently the VP of Sales, Americas at Shibumi, Jonathan was formerly the Chief of Staff and Worldwide Head of Sales for Debt Capital Markets at Intralinks. Jonathan brings a wealth of knowledge around enterprise sales and strategy.