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Octane Lending

Octane Lending provides fast and easy indirect powersports lending for dealers. Dealers can select from a wide range of lenders including Octane's in-house lender.

News and Press

Octane Lending Announces Series A Round Led by Berenson and IA Ventures

prweb • Oct. 5, 2016

Octane Lending, Inc., a technology-enabled powersports finance company, today announced the closing of its Series A round led by Berenson Capital Partners and IA Ventures. This capital will be used to support Octane’s rapid growth in powersports and adjacent verticals.

Octane Lending eases rekeying frustrations

Power Sports Business • March 14, 2014
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Founders / Key Team

Jason Guss
Jason Guss
CEO & Co-Founder

Jason Guss is CEO and Co-founder of Octane Lending. He was formerly co-founder and partner at Raven Ridge Capital, an event-driven hedge fund. Prior to this he was a Strategy Associate at Capital One where he worked on developing the automobile loan strategy, advising on an automobile lending partnership, developing a wealth management tool for Capital One’s brokerage business, and advising on the retail bank strategy. He has a BA from Yale University.

Ray Duggins
Ray Duggins
Chief Credit Officer

Ray Duggins is Chief Credit Officer at Octane Lending. He was formerly the Chief Risk Officer at Standard Chartered, Consumer Banking. Prior to this, he was Chief Risk Officer for the Consumer vertical at GE Capital. He has held senior Credit and Risk roles at American Express, Sears, Mellon Bank. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Neal Desai
Neal Desai
CFO

Neal Desai is CFO at Octane Lending. He is an experienced statistical trader with more than 15 years of demonstrated capital markets success. His expertise is in futures relative value and systematic trading with advanced proficiency in ETFs and equity derivatives. He has a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Bruce Garro
Bruce Garro
Chief Data Scientist

Bruce Garro is the Chief Data Scientist at Octane Lending. He has previously held software engineering roles at Appneta, Curata, SchoolLocker among others. He has a BS in Applied Math from Columbia University.

Mark Garro
Mark Garro
CTO & Co-Founder

Mark Garro is CTO and co-founder at Octane Lending. He was formerly the CTO at ScholarLocker,  an online academic network for medical school students. Later, he was CTO at Cheggin, a social network for sports fans. Mark has an AB in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Andre Gregori
Andre Gregori
CPO & Co-Founder

Andre is co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Octane Lending. He was previously the CPO at Cheggin, an online social network for sports fans. He has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Boston Law College.

Mark Davidson
Mark Davidson
Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder

Mark is CMO and EVP of Business Development at Octane Lending. He was formerly CEO and Co-founder at Cheggin, an online social network and messaging platform for sports fans. He also co-founded oDigger, a search and networking platform for the affiliate marketing industry. Prior to this he was co-founder and Marketing Director at CaptureSEO, a 3-man search engine marketing firm. He has a bachelor's degree from Boston University.