Chief Executive Officer
Larry Furlong has served as our Chief Executive Officer since inception. Mr. Furlong has over 25 years of banking and finance experience and has been a Managing Director at FT Partners for approximately 11 years. During his career as an investment banker at both Goldman Sachs and FT Partners, Mr. Furlong has worked with large numbers of businesses across a number of sectors, with a particular emphasis on financial services and financial technology. He has advised clients on a myriad of transaction types, including significant numbers of private and public company debt and equity financings (including numerous IPO transactions) and large numbers of M&A transactions.
Prior to joining FT Partners in 2010, Mr. Furlong was a partner in a start-up media business in Los Angeles. Before that, he was a senior banker at Goldman Sachs and a member of that firm’s Financial Institutions Group in New York, London and Los Angeles. He began his career as a commercial banker at BB&T Corp. in 1993. Mr. Furlong earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree (with a concentration in Finance) from East Carolina University.
Chief Financial Officer
Jaskaran Heir has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 28, 2021. Mr. Heir has approximately 10 years of private equity and investment banking experience. Mr. Heir is currently a Vice President at Sagemount, and has been with the firm since 2014. At Sagemount, Mr. Heir has worked on numerous investments, including the firm’s investment in Open Lending.
Prior to joining Sagemount, Mr. Heir was an associate at CIVC Partners, LP and an analyst at Moelis & Company. Mr. Heir holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.