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Angel Lorente is the Co-Founder and Master Connector of FinTech Connector, a “real world” community and online member platform that is revolutionizing the way fintech thought leaders, subject matter experts, and investors (the “Enablers”) connect with fintech entrepreneurs and start-ups (the “Innovators”) to collaborate on and cultivate fintech ideas into financial services innovation.
In only one year, Angel and his team have grown FinTech Connector into 22 communities in 17 countries led by professionals and entrepreneurs with a sphere of influence of over 100K enablers and innovators.
Angel also leads a global organization of financial controllers for a global investment bank. In this capacity, Angel unites his leadership skills and his extensive product control and finance infrastructure knowledge to manage the financial and control environment for the Bank.
Angel gives back to the business community by independently advising and mentoring entrepreneurs on scaling, leading, and growing their business.
Angel was the Chief of Staff for the NY Chapter of ALPFA – the largest Latino association for business professionals and students in the United States.
In 2013, Angel was named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executives.
Angel earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Baruch College and his MBA degree with a concentration in Finance and Information Systems from Pace University.
Angel received a Certificate in Fintech: Future Commerce and Big Data & Social Analytics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Angel is a certified Level 2 Krav Maga Self Defense Instructor.