Ana Sirbu, Bluevine’s vice president of finance and capital markets, has been named to the 2017 Women in FinTech Powerlist, which recognizes the contributions of women professionals in the fast-growing sector.
Sirbu has played a critical role in the transformation of Bluevine into one of the strongest players in alternative business lending. She has led the way in raising more than $270 million in equity and debt financing, helping bolster Bluevine’s ability to offer flexible and fast financing to small and medium-sized business.
“This is a great honor for me. It is an exciting time to be in fintech and I am proud of the work we’re doing at Bluevine in dramatically improving the way small businesses access capital,” Sirbu said. “Helping build this company from the ground up has been an incredible experience.”
The Women in FinTech Powerlist, which includes CEOs, directors, professional services specialists, is published annually by Innovate Finance, a prominent London-based organization representing the UK’s global FinTech community.
The list was launched in 2015 as “a celebration of the achievements and talent of women across the FinTech ecosystem as they continue to play a crucial role in the innovation and evolution of financial services.”
“From CEOs and professional services executives to graduates embarking on their new career journeys – our power list initiative shines a spotlight on everyone that is helping to create one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors in finance,” Charlotte Croswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, said in a statement.
“Closing the gender gap and promoting diversity remain priorities for our organization. We all have a role to play in making financial services better for consumers – and creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve is a step in the right direction.”