MANAGEMENT & BOARD
Meyer Malka, 46
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Mr. Malka founded Ribbit Capital in 2012 and serves as its managing partner. He has more than 25 years of experience building and investing in technology and financial services companies across the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Mr. Malka currently serves on the board of directors of MercadoLibre Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI), as well as the boards of several private companies. Prior to Ribbit Capital, from 2008 to 2011, Mr. Malka co-founded and was co-chief executive officer of Bling Nation Ltd., a mobile payments company, which later evolved into Lemon Inc., a mobile wallet company which was acquired in 2013. In 2003, he co-founded Banco Lemon, a Brazilian retail bank serving the underbanked population, which went on to become one of the largest private microfinance institutions in Brazil, until 2009 when it was acquired by Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s largest bank. In 1998, Mr. Malka developed the online brokerage Patagon.com, Inc., which became Latin America’s first comprehensive Internet-based financial services portal and dealer until its acquisition in March by 2000 Banco Santander. In 1991, at the age of 18, Mr. Malka co-founded Heptagon Group, a securities and investment broker dealer servicing the Venezuelan and U.S. markets, where he served as chief operating officer. Mr. Malka graduated with a degree in economics from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela in 1996.
Cynthia McAdam, 46
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
She is a partner with Ribbit Capital, having joined in December 2016. She was previously a partner with Goodwin Procter LLP from September 2015 to December 2016. Prior to that, she was the President and General Counsel of Xapo Holdings Ltd., a bitcoin wallet company, and before that the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Bling Nation Ltd., a mobile payments company, which later evolved into Lemon Inc., a mobile wallet company, which was acquired in 2013. Prior to that she served as the General Counsel of Postini, Inc., a SaaS data security company, which was acquired by Google in 2007. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998.
Board of Directors
Joseph Kauffman, 43
In January 2015, Mr. Kauffman joined Credit Karma, Inc as chief financial officer. Ribbit Capital has held a minority interest in Credit Karma since March 2013. Mr. Kauffman was a board director at TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) from October 2014 to October 2016 and was chief financial officer at TAL from 2010 to 2014. From 2006 to 2010, he was head of corporate development for New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU) and prior to New Oriental held various management leadership roles at The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Kauffman received a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College in 1999 and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2006.
Susan Segal, 67
Ms. Segal has been president and chief executive officer of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas since 2003, after having worked in the private sector for more than 30 years. From 2002 to 2003, Ms. Segal served as a founding partner of her own investment advisory firm focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. From 1997 to 2002, she was a partner and Latin American Group Head at JPMorgan Partners/Chase Capital Partners, where she pioneered early stage venture capital investing in Latin America. From 1992 to 1996, Ms. Segal was a senior managing director focused on Emerging Markets Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Chase Bank (NYSE:JPM) and its predecessor banks, where she worked beginning in 1979. Ms. Segal currently serves on the board of directors of MercadoLibre Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI), Scotiabank (NYSE:BNS), where she serves on the audit and risk committees, the Tinker Foundation and Vista Oil and Gas. Additionally, she is a director and chairperson of Scotiabank USA, a non-public subsidiary of Scotiabank. She is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Ms. Segal received a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Columbia University in 1976 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 1974.