GreenSky Credit is one of the financial markets’ hottest financial technology – or fintech for short – companies out on the market. Created in part by the world-renowned billionaire and top-notch entrepreneurial mind of David Zalik. Mr. David Zalik is best known as the Chief Executive Officer of GreenSky Credit – he’s been with the company since he helped create it in 2006 – though he’s also founded companies like MicroTech Information Systems at the green age of fourteen.
If it weren’t for the constant involvement of CEO David Zalik in the day-to-day operations of GreenSky Credit, the company wouldn’t have made it as one of the biggest financial technology companies without the consistent, day-in, day-out effort that Mr. Zalik has put forward.
What exactly does GreenSky Credit do and how does it make its money?
GreenSky Credit’s primary means of generating revenue is providing two-way financing solutions; prospective clients and business partners can simply visit the company’s website and either offer funding directly to GreenSky for the company to handle as it sees fit or apply for a loan.
One thing unique about GreenSky is that it doesn’t own any of the capital it funnels to other organizations it does business with. Just about every business acting as a corporate creditor – think of credit card issuers like Discover and consumer mortgage lenders including local banks – lends their own money to clients instead of borrowing money to have a person or another business borrow borrowed money.
However, GreenSky doesn’t just act as a marketing company or referral agency to help clients get their hands on sufficient funding; rather, GreenSky has hundreds of experienced program administrators on staff to appropriately structure financing agreements. Further, GreenSky – the public company trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange as GSKY – sources funding from financial institutions that are insured by the federal government and chartered on both the state and federal level.
Being able to source these secure loans is one of the major reasons why GreenSky LLC and GreenSky Credit – the companies are almost one in the same – are the best in the business.
Sahm Adrangi is the founder and the CEO of Capital Management LLC. Kerrisdale. He launched the firm in 1999 with the main focus on event-driven special situations and long-term investment. With his dedication and hard work, he has seen the company, which started with less than 1$ to grow and amass a capital of over 150$ million.
Sahm Adrangi has focused mainly on researching and selling ideas to the general public. Through social media and third-party investment related sites, Sahm Adrangi has been able to see his research ideas reach as many people as possible. He has his firms view on stocks and also done research to remedy the misconceptions in the stock market such as overhyped shots and undervalued longs.
Sahm’s name became known all over the States between 2010 and 2011 when he exposed fraud in some Chinese companies operating in the US. Those companies include Chinese Marine Food Group, China-Biotics, and ChinaCast Education Corp. He achieved this through deep audited research then prompted SEC to take action against those firms.
Under his leadership in Kerrisdale Adrangi, the firm has shifted its research from general industries to specific sectors of his expertise such as mining, telecommunication, and biotechnology. In the biotechnology sector, Kerrisdale has done and published research on the development stage of many companies including Bavarian Nordic, Zafgen, Unilife, Pulse Biosciences and Sage Therapeutics. In the mining sector, Sahm Adrangi has led his company in research, which called into question the market valuation and mining prospects of resource companies such as Northern Dynasty Mineral and Majestic Silver. Sahm Adrangi has also done a lot of research on telecommunication companies such as Globalstar, Dish Network and ViaSat Inc. where he has shared skeptical views.
Sahm Adrangi had specialized in economics from the University of Yale. His professional career kicked off in Deutsche Bank where he worked as an analyst in the banks Leveraged finance group. His success has seen him work as the analyst in different companies such as Chanin Capital Partners and Longacre Fund Management LLC. He finally left to start his own company.