The Holt team is thrilled to announce Amar Ahluwalia, VP of Partnerships and Capital Markets at OnDeck Capital (NYSE: ONDK), as the newest addition to the Holt FinTech Accelerator mentor program bringing nearly 10 years of experience in financial services and capital markets.  At OnDeck Canada, Amar leads a team focused on transformative digital initiatives including FinTech partnerships, exceptional customer experience and dedicated brand engagement.  His team promotes an inclusive culture throughout the organization driving engagement, thought-leadership, collaboration and innovation.  A recognized FinTech expert, Amar has spoken at notable conferences and has been featured in news media highlighting online lending, technology, and customer experience.

Amar began his career at BMO Capital Markets in 2010, and since then has gone on to hold leadership roles across asset management, advisory, capital markets, banking and technology. Amar holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from York University. He currently is a board member at the Canadian Lenders Association (CLA), an advisor at the FinTech Growth Syndicate, and serves as a student mentor at York University.

He has a successful track record in raising capital, launching new products, institutional sales, M&A, and corporate strategy.  Product and domain specialties include: online lending, fixed income and alternative asset data and credit investing.

Amar states, “I’m excited to work hand-in-hand with these startups, supporting them to build scalable, profitable and innovative growth, under the Holt’s vision, mission, and values.”

A passionate advocate for FinTech, the teams at Holt will benefit from Amar’s diverse range of expertise and on-the-ground experience as a FinTech operator and financial services executive, to gain the invaluable insights they need to accelerate their business. We’re excited to welcome Amar to our mentor team!