Rohit Arora, CEO and co-founder of Biz2Credit, is one of the country's top experts in small business finance. He has extensive experience in global financial services and issues facing startups and growing companies. In 2011, he was named New York City's Top Entrepreneur by Crain's New York Business and meets regularly with top executives from the Federal Reserve, SBA, and the White House on topics related to small-business finance. Rohit is frequently quoted about small business lending topics in Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Entrepreneur, American Banker, Crain's NY Business, Credit Union Times, and elsewhere. Rohit oversees the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a widely reported monthly analysis of small business loan approval rates. His company's online platform connects 1.6 million members with 1,300 lending institutions. Since its inception in 2007, Biz2Credit has arranged $1.2 billion in funding for startups and expanding companies and handles 5,000 new loan applications each month. Previously, Rohit worked for Deloitte Consulting, Goldman Sachs, and Silkroute, a Singapore-based private equity fund. He holds a master's degree in international finance from Columbia University and co-authored Beyond Cost Reduction: The Risks and Rewards of Global Service Sourcing, a research report funded by the Alfred Sloan Foundation and the Chazen Institute of International Business.