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Meet Our Team

Adelina Grozdanova

Co-founderHead of Investor Group

Adelina is the Head of the Investor Group at Upgrade, responsible for Upgrade’s investor relationships and capital markets.

Prior to Upgrade, Adelina ran the institutional investor team at Lending Club where she was responsible for managing relationships with a variety of institutional investors including pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, endowments and foundations. Adelina started her career at Morgan Stanley, where she advised ABS and MBS issuers on financings through whole loan sales, structured solutions and secured funding facilities.

Adelina earned a BSE degree in Operations Research & Financial Engineering from Princeton University in 2007.

Board Of Directors

Anju Patwardhan

Fintech Venture Investor and Former Bank Executive

Chris Gottschalk

General Partner, Mouro Capital

Dr. Joseph L. Breeden

CEO, Prescient Models LLC

Joseph F. Huber

Senior Advisor, UBS

Mark Ortiz

Former Global FP&A Leader and Chief Diversity Officer, GE Capital

Meyer "Micky" Malka

Founder, Ribbit Capital