Nitesh Akhaury

Nitesh Akhaury

Head of Small & Medium Merchant Segment, PayPal Credit at PayPal

Startupbootcamp FinTech New York Mentor

Nitesh Akhaury is a marketing and product strategy leader with over nine years of experience of driving revenue growth for both Fortune 500 companies and early stage FinTech startups. Nitesh led the marketing and business development function for Avant’s UK business where he grew the customer base for the online consumer lending startup using multiple marketing channels and helped establish its physical presence in the UK. Prior to Avant, Nitesh was in a Corporate Development & Strategy role at MasterCard where he drove some of the company’s strategic investments in emerging payment technologies and helped establish a team to monitor the investment portfolio. Nitesh started his professional career in management consulting where he consulted for major retail financial institutions and also has experience in venture capital.

Nitesh holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Strategic Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Nitesh’s key skills include growth marketing, product & market development, strategic partnerships, data-driven optimizations, team building and process implementation.