About

Our Story

We’re on a journey to build the world’s most reliable SME risk solution.
2022
Our biggest year yet. We launch our new platform in July, and we partner with Codat, nCino, FullCircl, and Nimbla to expand our reach. We’re serving 60 clients on 5 continents, with 76 SME risk models in use.
2021
We raise £3mn from BGF to fund international expansion and product development. Our team grows to 20 people.
2020
We consolidate our position in the market reaching 30 clients and the team grows to 12.
2018-2019
We launch our first platform and enter India, a market with 40mn SMEs. We’re operating in 3 continents with a team of 5.
2016-2017
Wiserfunding incorporated in the UK and Italy to bring the SME academic research to market, completing our first 32 SME risk models.
2003
Our co-founders, Professor Altman and Dr Gabriele Sabato, meet at NYU Stern conducting PhD research on SME credit risk.
1968
Professor Altman develops the Altman Z-Score to predict bankruptcy while at NYU Stern, which becomes an industry standard risk metric.

Team

Our team of experts and trailblazers combines the best of academia and innovation.
Dr Edward Altman

Dr Edward Altman

Co-founder and chairman of the scientific board
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Dr Galina Andreeva

Dr Galina Andreeva

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James Austin

James Austin

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Jack Caouette

Jack Caouette

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João Carlos Douat

João Carlos Douat

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Jeff Courtney

Jeff Courtney

Chief Operating Officer
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Walter Gontarek

Walter Gontarek

Chairman
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Avantika Goel

Avantika Goel

Head of Wiserfunding India
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Tony Kao

Tony Kao

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Mark Kronfeld

Mark Kronfeld

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Patrizio Messina

Patrizio Messina

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Dr Gabriele Sabato

Dr Gabriele Sabato

Co-founder & CEO
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Dr Markus Schmid

Dr Markus Schmid

Senior Adviser
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Brad Shore

Brad Shore

Chief Financial Officer
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Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor

Chief Technology Officer
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Kathleen Traynor Derose

Kathleen Traynor Derose

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Jay Runewitsch

Jay Runewitsch

Senior Adviser
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Steven Clarke

Steven Clarke

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