Misha Esipov is the CEO and co-founder of Nova Credit, the world’s cross-border consumer reporting agency. Nova has built a global network of credit bureaus to empower consumers to transport their financial identity wherever they move. As CEO, Misha oversees the overall strategic direction of the firm as well as leading Nova’s mission to “power a fair and inclusive financial system for the world.” Under his leadership, Nova has emerged as one of the most exciting financial technology companies from Silicon Valley in the last few years. The company is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Index, General Catalyst, First Round Capital, Y Combinator and is a Forbes Top 50 Fintech. Before Nova, Misha was a private equity investor at Apollo Global Management, a $250 billion global alternative asset manager. Misha started his career at Goldman Sachs where he helped execute over $10 billion in corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions. Misha was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States after the fall of the Soviet Union. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Finance from New York University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.