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Angela Ceresnie


Angela Ceresnie

CEO, Climb Credit

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Angela is a seasoned leader with over a decade of experience in financial services. She co-founded and was the COO/CFO of Orchard Platform. Prior to that, Angela spent 8 years running various credit risk analytics teams at American Express and Citibank. During her career, she made billions of dollars worth of data-driven credit decisions. 

Upon graduation, Angela began her professional career in Risk Management at American Express. She was the content expert along with being responsible for managing teams within operational and analytical projects. Eventually, Angela’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to co-found Orchard Platform, a leading technology provider to institutional investors, money managers, and loan originators. An excellent mentor and manager, she led the team in a thriving and fast-growing company with a very steady hand through market ups and downs.

Today, Angela is the CEO and COO at Climb Credit, where she leads the company’s efforts to help expand student access to quality education. Her key strengths and passions include operational execution, talent management, and driving results. Angela's unique combination of critical thinking, determination, and management prowess make her an unparalleled force in business and will enable her success in any endeavor. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master's degree in Engineering. Angela is a truly sought-after speaker who enjoys sharing her thoughts on being a creative thought leader in Fintech.

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