August 30, 2022

Kalpesh Kapadia, Founder and CEO of Deserve

Kalpesh Kapadia’s career spans 25+ years in the US and Asia, primarily in technology and finance. He came to the US over 20 years ago as a young student and struggled to establish his credit profile. In 2013, Kalpesh co-founded Deserve, a cloud-based, API-centric software platform that enables a delightful digital/mobile cardholder experience for consumers, and modern card program management for partners, with a full suite of rewards, reporting, analytics and customer service.

Prior to co-founding Deserve he was one of the top analysts/investors in Wall Street’s tech sector. In 2004 he was ranked the #1 analyst in the US across all sectors by the venerable Wall Street Journal. In 2005 he founded Equanum Capital and successfully managed it through 2012.

He earned an MBA from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University where he serves on the alumni board and as a proud member of W.L. Mellon Society. He also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His personal and charitable interests focus on empowerment through higher education. Kalpesh is a member/supporter of organizations such as Cato Institute, Santa Fe Institute and American Himalayan Foundation.

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