Trevor Dryer is the CEO and co-founder of Mirador, a small business lending platform for banks and credit unions. He has dedicated his career to creating financial technologies that provide opportunities for both financial institutions and their small business customers.Prior to Mirador, Trevor launched new financial and payment products at Intuit for the company’s small business and banking divisions. The concept for Mirador came from Trevor’s time at Intuit talking to small business owners and hearing about their frustrations in getting credit. Dryer learned that for small businesses the lending process was slow and they were often turned down for seemingly arbitrary reasons. When Dryer spoke to bankers, he learned that they wanted to offer these loans, but didn’t have the tools to do so profitably. As a result, banks were approving few loans and small businesses began turning to alternative lenders even though many charged much higher APRs for their loans.To work on removing this “bottleneck” in small business lending, he partnered with data scientist, William Beaver. William’s research has focused on solving complex, real-world problems by applying novel machine learning techniques to build adaptive, self-learning systems. And to design these systems for use by non-experts in machine learning. Together they co-founded Mirador to equip traditional lenders with the latest lending technology in order to help more small businesses get access to affordable credit.Trevor holds an AB from Harvard University and a JD from Stanford Law School.
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