Misha Esipov
Co-Founder & CEONova Credit
Misha Esipov is the CEO and co-founder of Nova Credit, the world’s premier cross-border credit bureau. Nova has built a global network 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 “enable immigrants to access credit to realize their potential.” Under his leadership, Nova has emerged as one of the most promising financial technology companies from Silicon Valley in the last few years.

Before Nova, Misha was a private equity investor at Apollo Global Management, a $232 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.