Our Team

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Stuart Phillips

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer

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Manish Arora

EVP, Chief Technology Officer

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Laura Hill

SVP, Chief of Staff

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Guille Reynoso

VP, Originations and Servicing

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David Shapiro

Founder & CEO

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Eliot Rubenzahl

EVP, Chief Investment Officer

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Kenneth Judkowitz

VP, Insurance Channel

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Bob Gionfriddo

EVP, Banking and Finance

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Tom Tognoli

Senior Advisor, Realtors and Real Estate

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Tom Streiff

Senior Advisor, Strategy & Relationship Management

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Katie Wade

Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs

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Colin Devine

Senior Advisor, Insurance and Wealth Advisory

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Adolpha Cole

Marketing Consultant

Stuart Phillips

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer

He is a numbers geek at heart with an exceptional understanding of risk mitigation, a passion for process improvement & compliance, and an obsession to make sure the right questions get asked.
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If it’s so important that it goes without saying, it’s important enough to say. 

Manish Arora

EVP, Chief Technology Officer

On paper he is a techy with a knack for innovation, a successful entrepreneur with a track record of building and growing FinTech and Supply Chain Tech businesses, but at heart he is still a kid with love for legos!
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Integrity, Innovation and Ideal-home are perfect conclave of I’s.

Laura Hill

SVP, Chief of Staff

Empathic and on top of things, she loves transforming ingenuity into action. Helping consumers through financial innovation is her primary drive. She joined EquiFi early, believing strongly in its powerful vision.
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We are here to help, guide, and encourage one another.

Guille Reynoso

VP, Originations and Servicing

Her exposure to all facets of mortgage lending has granted her a record of achievements and remarkable successes. She is the voice of the homeowner thanks to her keen understanding of the customer experience.
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The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

David Shapiro

Founder & CEO

His passion is building things or turning them around. EquiFi embodies his core belief that fairness and equality are the most sustainable human qualities from which to build the greatest company possible.
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When you eliminate all the obstacles, your path to success is clear and achievable; just make sure you’re not one of the obstacles.

Eliot Rubenzahl

EVP, Chief Investment Officer

A wall street veteran, in his roles running Non-Agency Trading business and as Head of Global Securitized Markets Sales at Citigroup, he led top-ranked franchises that commanded leading market share and consistently ranked as a top counterparty.
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The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain

Kenneth Judkowitz

VP, Insurance Channel

He is an insurance geek. For eighteen years, Ken managed the variable annuity business for American International Group (AIG) where he developed relationships with the major broker-dealers, financial planning firms and insurance agencies.
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Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. Lyndon B. Johnson

Bob Gionfriddo

EVP, Banking and Finance

A formidable banking sales and marketing executive, well known in the Silicon Valley and beyond. Bob’s unparalleled enthusiasm and extensive network are his greatest assets, only matched by his deep banking expertise.
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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

Tom Tognoli

Senior Advisor, Realtors and Real Estate

A Silicon Valley native, Tom is a partner at 1Flourish Capital targeting investments in fast growth, technology enabled, early stage startups. Tom cofounded and sold the largest real estate firm in Silicon Valley (top 10 in U.S.) to Berkshire Hathaway in 2014. He is an active real estate developer, angel investor and advisor.
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Tom Streiff

Senior Advisor, Strategy & Relationship Management

Tom has held executive positions in Wealth Management, Asset Management, Investment Banking, and Insurance/Annuities. He is President of TFS Resources where he uses his experience to assist wealth managers, asset managers, and insurers navigate today's challenging environment). He holds numerous board positions, including mutual funds, separate accounts, corporate, and industry associations.
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Katie Wade

Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs

An insurance executive with 25+ years of experience in insurance operations, regulation and innovation. In her 20+ year career with a Fortune 100 global insurer, Katie oversaw federal and state government affairs, public policy and compliance for health, group life and disability businesses. She spent almost four years as Connecticut Insurance Commissioner and serves as an advisor to start-ups, insurers and investors.
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Colin Devine

Senior Advisor, Insurance and Wealth Advisory

Highly accomplished former Smith Barney/Citigroup insurance industry analyst. A recognized thought leader in the insurance and investment community. Colin is an Operating Partner with Health Catalyst Capital, a venture fund that invests in high-growth insurtech-enabled businesses.
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Adolpha Cole

Marketing Consultant

Adolpha has her finger on the pulse of consumers and communities. Former Head of Operations for OSK Marketing & Communications, she has over 20 years of B2C marketing experience. She is specialized in product messaging and brand awareness. Staying ahead of lifestyle and culture trends, she’s able to help companies increase revenues and growth.
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