Riaz is a suave first generation entrepreneur working on disruptive fintech space. An alumni of NITK, Surathkal (earlier known as KREC), he is the founder of a digital lending platform –easy2lend, which currently provides analytical tools for lending start-ups. He is also associated with a finance company which is in the process of getting an NBFC license from RBI. Riaz has been associated with asset finance industry for last 18 years with specialization in Corporate Finance (Mezzanine), Mortgage/home loans. He started his career in financial sector with a stint in Standard Chartered Bank’s Home loans division under the supervision of Mr. Rajesh Binner, where he learnt the nuances of the housing/mortgage sector. He quickly moved on to ICICI Bank and handled various geographical markets and finally ended up handling the largest channel (Rs.25cr disbursement per month) at ICICI. He had a brief stint with Reliance Capital post which an entrepreneurial bug hit him – resulting in a SaaS software distribution and financial services advisory business which lasted 4 years. He rejoined Corporate world by heading Indiabulls Property Search Group, which was looking to exploit digital channel for distribution thru IBhomefinder. Post that, he joined Easyaccess, an NBFC involved in Mezzanine funding, where he did overall account management involving sourcing, sending recommendation notes to underwriting team & collections, handling a portfolio of ~Rs.150 cr.