Walter GontarekCEO & Chairman at Channel Capital Advisors
Walt Gontarek serves as the CEO/chairman of Channel, which is a technology-enabled provider of capital to global firms, employing alternative/ESG data, open banking and predictive tools in deploying funding. He also serves as Chairman of Wiserfunding, a cloud-based API platform to provide the AI backed Altman SME Z-score to investors, banks and digital lenders. Walt is an Professor (Honorary) for Fintech at University of Aberdeen and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University lecturing on sustainable finance and regulation/market ethics. He has published in several academic journals on risk management and is a contributing author of Disruptive Technology in Banking & Finance (2021) published by Palgrave.