FinDEVr SF 2015 / Thinking Capital

Presenter Profile

Thinking Capital is the leader in the Canadian alternative lending space, leveraging technology to be at the forefront of the fintech industry. Since 2006, they have helped more than 10,000 small-to-medium sized Canadian businesses reach their full potential. By combining their people and technology, Thinking Capital is transforming the way business owners get the capital they need to grow.


To Build or Not to Build

This Q&A session with Thinking Capital’s Pat Forgione, CTO, and Anthony Lipschitz, CSO, will delve into how a leading fintech organization uses SAS software to create a proprietary platform that facilitates underwriting, decision making, compliance and more.

What You’ll Learn

  • How fintech developers can use technology to create unique competencies in finance
  • How to decide whether to build, outsource or customize fintech solutions
  • How a leading fintech organization can use SAS software to create a proprietary platform


Pat Forgione, CTO

Pat joined Thinking Capital in 2013 after spending almost 20 years in the brokerage industry. As Thinking Capital’s CTO, Pat is responsible for the positioning of the technology footprint, building a secure infrastructure aimed at providing state of the art SaaS solutions to the financing market.

Anthony Lipschitz, Chief Strategy Officer | @ant_lipschitz |

Anthony is a Senior Executive with a track record of successfully raising venture capital and creating value for shareholders. Prior to joining Thinking Capital, he led StubHub as their Canada Country Manager. Anthony is a startup mentor having built businesses in South Africa, New York and Toronto.

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