Howard Katzenberg
CFOBetter.com
Howard Katzenberg joined Better.com as the CFO in May 2018 and is responsible for the company’s financial and people operations. Howard is a seasoned entrepreneur and early pioneer of the “FinTech” industry, with significant expertise in scaling venture-backed businesses, capital markets, IPOs, strategic planning, and financial leadership.

Most recently, Howard was CFO of OnDeck, where under his leadership, the company completed one of the biggest IPOs ($230 million) of a VC-backed NYC company in the last 15 years and also completed the industry’s first securitization ($175 million) of online small business loans. Since becoming CFO in 2012, OnDeck’s loan originations and annual revenues increased over 100% on average annually, and the company achieved profitability in 2017. Howard’s contributions as one of OnDeck’s first employees enabled the company to deliver more than $7 billion to small businesses across three countries.

Prior to joining OnDeck, Howard worked at Swift Capital, another FinTech firm recently sold to PayPal, and in the small business and venture capital groups of American Express.

Howard holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He continues to support both schools’ entrepreneurial programs.