Smarter Small Business Lending with Experian + Unqork

March 24, 2021  |  12 PM ET

Small businesses are essential to the fabric of our economy, and they are also in critical need of financial support to survive due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the exponential volume of loan requests increasing by the day, this requires banks to ensure their lending process is data-driven, risk-proof, scalable, and ready to deploy in weeks rather than months. 
Listen in as a panel of thought leaders discuss how Experian’s unparalleled wealth of data is deployable in business solutions today without writing a single line of code. Take action now with the power of Experian and Unqork’s no-code-required development platform.


Carl Stronach

Sr. Product Manager, New Product Development, Experian Business Information Services, NA

Creativity and having a growth mindset are two strengths Carl leans on in his role as a Senior Product Manager for the Experian API Developer Portal. His work involves constant interaction with Experian clients and developers to make our data easy to integrate into their applications. He is a trusted resource and authority on Experian Business Information and how it gets implemented in the various business verticals Experian operates in.

Prior to Experian, Carl spent 6 years as General Manager at education startup Musika, where he led the company’s national expansion. Carl graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with an MBA.

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Ben Smith

Head of Banking, Unqork

Ben joined Unqork in 2020 to help core banking clients develop the solutions they need to solve global banks' complex problems today.

Prior to Unqork, Ben was the Head of Strategy at Fifth Third Bank, where he led the strategy development of the enterprise as well as lines of business and functional areas. He also supported the conversion of Fifth Third into an OCC regulated national bank.

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Brian Karimi-Pashaki

Director, Technology Partnerships & Marketplace, Unqork

Brian spearheads Unqork’s technology partnerships and marketplace initiative, where he is responsible for fostering Unqork’s technology ecosystem.

Prior to joining Unqork, Brian was on the Strategic Engagements team inside Goldman Sachs, where he sourced, negotiated, and operationalized strategic technology relationships across fintech and banking.