Dr. Vinay Nair

Chairman of TIFIN & CEO of Magnifi

A serial entrepreneur, investor and academic, Vinay has started, is an advisor or board member in several companies in financial services.  Vinay has always sought to challenge the status quo in investing. He has founded numerous companies linking investments and technology (55ip, Magnifi, MIO, Positivly) as well as run a quantitative hedge fund (Ada Investments).

As a finance faculty member at Wharton, with teaching experience at schools such as MIT and Columbia, he focuses on venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship.

He is passionate about the power financial markets have to effect change in the world and in 2008, co-authored “Investing for Change”.

His academic background includes a PhD in Financial Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU with an award for the best thesis, and a Bachelors of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with a gold medal award.

Jack Swift

Chief Executive Officer

An entrepreneurial leader, investor and business development executive, Jack has spent the past 20 years founding growing and exiting asset management companies. He has experience with the many stages of company establishment and evolution: Co-Founder (2); Early Stage Opportunities (7); Later Stage Growth (5); Publicly-Traded (2); and Turn Around (1).

As a Partner and Co-Founder of Northern Lights Capital Partners (now Pacific Current Group, ASX:PAC) Jack led global fund raising and acted as an Operating Partner with a number of portfolio companies.

Jack is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was Class President and received the Superintendent’s Award for Achievement. He served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger.

Niharika Shah

Chief Marketing Officer

An entrepreneurial marketing leader, Niharika has spent the past 20 years building brand and marketing organizations in financial services and high-growth consumer environments.

Previously Chief Brand Officer for Prudential Financial Inc, Niharika was responsible for transformation of tired insurance brand to a modern and customer-centric financial services brand and creating highly targeted experiences for advisors, institutional investors, and direct investors.  While at Prudential, Niharika led the global brand strategy and launch for Prudential Global Investment Management, PGIM. She is a pioneer in digital marketing strategies and application of technology to drive growth in Financial Services and was awarded the Financial Communication Society’s Marketer of the Year in 2016.

Niharika’s prior experience includes leading several early stage and incumbent companies through their digital commerce and multi-channel transformation journey including ToysRUs (w/Amazon), Lowe’s Home Improvement, Unisys, Sharp Electronics and Walmart/Sam’s Club.

As a senior leader responsible for operational management and talent development, Niharika has been recognized for leadership in fostering connections between people, culture and brand.

Niharika holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai and earned an Executive MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the Rutgers University. 

Michael Winnick

Chief Revenue Officer

Michael Winnick is an executive leader of new distribution initiatives in the Investment and Wealth Management industries.  Michael has built and managed distribution strategies and organizations for Charles Schwab (4 Years) and Russell Investments (11 Years) and co-founded FinTech firm Investment Advisory Network (10 Years).  A passionate philanthropist, Michael is Chair of the Juma Ventures National Board.

At Charles Schwab, Michael led an effort distributing Schwab ETFs, Mutual Funds and Collective Trusts through new financial institution partners. At Russell Investments Michael’s sales and national accounts teams became the industry leader in Model Portfolio assets, achieved through the creation of Practice Management Growth Programs which facilitated the growth of hundreds of financial advisors’ practices.  Prior, Michael was a founder and executive leader of FinTech firm Investment Advisory Network (IAN), a managed account platform provider connecting asset managers, custodians and distribution intermediaries.  IAN was acquired by SS&C Technologies in 2004.  Michael’s entrepreneurial career commenced with the creation of Aspen Bike Tours in 1989.

Michael earned an MBA from Yale University and Bachelors degree from Colgate University.  Michael is happily married with three grown children and a dog.

Colby Stilson

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

A proven leader within finance, corporate development, product management, investment management, and operational roles in the US and abroad. Prior to TIFIN, Colby successfully built teams and enabled growth within businesses such as Level 3 Communications, Janus Capital Group, ArrowMark Partners, and Crestone Capital. He is an active investor and advisor in several technology, finance, and manufacturing startups. Colby is also a member of the board of directors of Attention Homes, a local nonprofit that serves youth experiencing homelessness.

At Level 3, Colby was part of deal teams that closed three acquisitions while supporting integration strategy and execution. He ultimately transitioned into operational roles and led two separate business units. At Janus, he was responsible for credit research coverage of the telecommunications, technology, and media industries. He also led the creation of an investment research platform in London while he was responsible for macroeconomic and financial industry research. At ArrowMark, he helped lead efforts to build a corporate credit research team, trading platform, and portfolio management strategy. At Crestone, Colby was responsible for finance, accounting, compliance, legal, operations, and technology strategies and execution while the business was growing double-digits per year.

Colby earned an MBA from The Wharton School with a concentration in finance and a BS degree from the University of Colorado with a double major in finance and accounting and a minor in economics. Colby was born and raised in Boulder, CO, and together with his wife, has three teenage children.

Select Capital Partners

Bruno del Ama

  • Executive Chairman, Arbor Financial
  • Chairman, FinRebel
  • Former Founder and CEO of Global X Management (sold to Mirae Asset Mgmt)

Glenn Hubbard

  • Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University
  • Former Dean, Columbia Business School
  • Former Chair, US Council of Economic Advisors, White House
  • Board Member, ADP, MetLife, BlackRock Closed-End Funds

Rick Hurwitz

  • CEO of Tungsten Network
  • CEO of Pictometry International
  • Managing Partner Bancorp Services

Larry Leibowitz

  • Board Director, Crux Informatics and Enfusion LLC
  • Former COO and Board Director, NYSE Euronext
  • Board Director, Cowen & Co.

Doron Livnat

  • Founder, Chairman of Supervisory Board, ProDelta Holdings BV, NL

David Mertens

  • Partner, Ballast Equity Management
  • Trustee, Advisor Series Trust, U.S. Bank
  • Founder, Grouse Ventures

Scott Nathan

  • Partner, FisherBroyles
  • Former General Counsel, OnProcess Technologies

Andrew Nigrelli

  • Financial Advisor
  • Managing Member, JAN Ventures

Michael Olshan

  • Real Estate Investor
  • Managing Partner, O-Corp Investments
  • International Council at the Belfer Center, Harvard’s Kennedy School

Salil Pitroda

  • Fintech, Software Executive and Investor
  • Former Old Lane, General Atlantic and TH LeePutnum Ventures
  • Co-Founder of C-SAM (sold to Mastercard)

Tom Tinsley

  • Former Managing Director, General Atlantic
  • CEO, Baan Software N.V.
  • Director, McKinsey & Co.

Cathie Wood

  • Founder and CEO, ARK Investment Management
  • Former CIO, AllianceBernstein
  • Investor and Portfolio Manager, Tupelo Capital
  • Former Managing Director, Jennison Associates

Company Leaders

Paul Gamble (55-ip)
Jack Swift (MIO)
Vinay Nair (Magnifi)
Iain Gillespie (Positivly)
Nicolas Salguero (Arbor)
Bradley Genser (Farther)
Taylor Matthews (Farther)