Shirish Godbole is a professional with over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services
domain across United States, United Kingdom and India. He is currently employed as a
Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley (‘MS’). Mr. Godbole has worked for more than 18
years at Morgan Stanley and has been involved in the mortgage backed securities and
the private equity businesses for MS. More specifically, Mr. Godbole has securitized over
$5 Billion of loans having run the entire process of originating loans and financings,
working with the rating agencies in securing ratings and ultimately working with the
sales team is selling the bonds in the United States as well as the UK.
In India, Mr. Godbole has been working on the private equity side of the business and has invested
over $300 MM of capital in various transactions. Mr. Godbole is also a minority
shareholder in Andromeda, India’s largest independent Mortgage brokerage company,
which employs over 1000 people across the country. Mr. Godbole brings his deep
knowledge of the financing and ratings world, banking relationships, debt & fund raising
strengths, along with other capabilities to the team.
Rishab Bafna is the Managing Director of our Company and is part of Padmashree Suwalal Bafna group, which was an authorized dealership for Tata Motors under the brand Bafna Motors, which branched into Sunder Automobiles, for more than 50 years until 2006. He is an MBA from Babson University, Boston & computer engineer from DJ Sanghavi, Mumbai.
His extended family continue to run dealerships in Maharashtra for Tata Motors, Eicher, Maruti, Hyundai, and so on. He understands the financing business along with loan collections, having been raised in the dealership business and having provided financing solutions to their customers. Mr. Bafna also has experience of working in Retail Assets for Barclays Bank, along with Investment Banking and Consulting experience from New Delta Capital Partners, Boston
Sanjay Sawant is a retired professional with over 27 years’ experience with Tata Group
Finance division. He was the eighteenth employee to have joined Tata Finance, along his
journey starting as a sales executive until Vice-President level in Tata Capital Ltd. He has
seen the entire business evolve and has been a part of major learnings of growing a
business from zero until Rs.15,000+ Crores.
Mr. Sawant is an experienced lender, having
worked in various areas including Sales, Channel Development, Corporate Finance,
Collections, Treasury, IT and so on. He brings his vast experience in Car/Truck financing
to the Company as a Director, and will support the Company in business development,
establishing processes, developing fraud check mechanisms, recruitment and so on.
Satyanarayan Singh joins us as Business & Collections Head. He brings over 20 years of
experience in the NBFC space with Shriram Finance and Witfin. Mr. Singh was a ‘A’ rated
employee with Shriram and was solely responsible for developing the commercial
vehicle finance business in the Eastern part of the country i.e. Jharkhand, Bihar, etc.
also was the first employee at Witfin (another commercial vehicle finance NBFC) and
was Business Head in-charge of Sales & Collections at that company. Mr. Singh
grew the territory & business from scratch to a 100 Cr. Loan Portfolio. Mr. Singh is a firm
believer of technology and has ideas to improve customer experience in the end to end
process till disbursal and loan closure.
Shrirang Date takes on dual responsibility for Operations as COO & as Credit Head. Mr. Date has over 20 years of experience and joins us from Tata Motors Finance Limited where he spent his last 10 years. His last position was Vice President of Collections-Recoveries at Tata Motors Finance Ltd, prior to which he was a Vice President - Head Risk.
Mr. Date has also worked with ICICI bank in the credit team for almost 7 years and for over 4 years with GE Capital. He brings the advantage of having collections experience to his credit expertise, which will help the Company restrict fraudulent transactions and credit analyse customers with/without credit history.