Sundip Patel
Sundip Patel
Chief Executive Officer
About Me
Since founding AVANA Companies 22 years ago, Sundip has cultivated a family of seven world-class lending and asset management brands. Each brand is committed to AVANA's mission: Delivering Capital for a Better Tomorrow, with a keen eye on social and environmental impact.

The AVANA Family of Companies supports businesses, communities, investors, and stakeholders through innovative financial solutions in private credit, fintech, small business lending, clean energy, and more:

• AVANA Companies: Holding company recognized as an Inc. 5000 company with $1.7B in assets, creating over 5K global jobs
• AVANA CUSO: The US's leading CUSO, offering full-service commercial real estate loans

Fintech Platforms
• LendThrive: Lending platform providing frictionless capital to small businesses across America
• EqualSeat: Fractional loan investment platform offering individual access to private credit investments

Regulated Entities:
• AVANA Capital: Licensed and regulated lending entity specializing in hotels and diverse commercial real estate properties
• AVANA Fund: SEC-registered fund for accredited investors and institutional investors for private credit opportunities in the US
• EZDAHER FINANCE Company: SAMA-licensed and regulated lender in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sundip's passion for social impact stems from his experience immigrating from Zambia as a child. His commitment to financial equity fuels his desire to uplift individuals, families, and communities.

In addition to being a seasoned entrepreneur, Sundip holds a MSc Social Business degree from London School of Economics and Political Science & a MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He also holds both CPA and CMA licenses in California.

Sundip balances his time between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, India and Phoenix, Arizona. He founded the Giggle Foundation to support underprivileged children and is an active member of young presidents organization (YPO).

A frequent speaker on investing, lending, social and environmental purpose-driven businesses, fintech, and technology, Sundip's leadership continues to inspire and shape the financial landscape.