learn our story, built through endurance and innovation

arcus, a resilient spirit and a bold vision

Our Vision

Arcus was born with a resilient spirit and a bold vision. Democratize access to innovative financial services for all people.

Our Mission

Today, 68% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. However, most fintech platforms focus on wealth management. Our mission is to become the two-way protocol that financial institutions use to improve the financial lives of all people.

An immigrant journey. A financial revolution

Arcus is built on the belief that anything is possible through endurance and innovation. This incessant driving force was birthed by our co-founder and CEO, Edrizio De La Cruz.

At age 11, he immigrated from Caribbean to the South Bronx and immediately started working. He was frustrated that couldn’t better help his parents make ends meet and manage their finances. However, being so close to Wall Street, fueled him with endless dreams, ambitions and possibilities.

After spending time in the US Air Force Reserves, he became an Aircraft Engineer at JFK Airport. He didn't start University, at a community college, until age 21, when he became enamored by the world of finance and technology. In spite of not being the ‘traditional fit’, he kicked off his career as an Investment Banker at J.P. Morgan, and later graduated from The Wharton School. This journey instilled an innate sense of purpose and vision to democratize access to better financial services for everyone. In 2013, this vision sparked the birth of Arcus in Silicon Valley’s Y-Combinator.

the team

We’re a team of leading technologist, thinkers and doers

We are dedicated to democratizing the world of personal financial services. We’re proud to be one of Silicon Valley’s most diverse companies, and together with our partners and investors, we’re unstoppable.

Edrizio De La Cruz - CE0
Edrizio De La Cruz

CEO

Inigo Rumayor - COO
Inigo Rumayor

COO

Juan Maldonado - CFO
Juan Maldonado

CFO

Nailya Dovletova - Chief Compliance Officer
Nailya Dovletova

Chief Compliance Officer

Sherman Pencescu - Chief Information Security Officer
Sherman Pencescu

Chief Information Security Officer

Mehrdad Shafaie - VP of Sales - USX
Mehrdad Shafaie

VP of Sales - USX

Geoffrey Roguelon - VP of Engineering - USX
Geoffrey Roguelon

VP of Engineering - USX

Omar Vargas - VP of Engineering - LAX
Omar Vargas

VP of Engineering - LAX

Ramon De La Cruz - VP of Operations - LAX
Ramon De La Cruz

VP of Operations - LAX

Dennis Antonelos - Director of Sales - USX
Dennis Antonelos

Director of Sales - USX

Gerardo Barrera - Director of Sales - LAX
Gerardo Barrera

Director of Sales - LAX

Rodrigo Treviño - Director of Operations - LAX
Rodrigo Treviño

Director of Operations - LAX

Liliana Angulo - Director of Strategic Partnerships - LAX
Liliana Angulo

Director of Strategic Partnerships - LAX

Marcos Sacal - Director of Finance
Marcos Sacal

Director of Finance

Jorge Sampayo Vargas - Software Engineer
Jorge Sampayo Vargas

Software Engineer

Rakib Islam - Software Engineer
Rakib Islam

Software Engineer

Jose-Luis Villaseñor - Software Engineer
Jose-Luis Villaseñor

Software Engineer

David Sarmiento - Software Engineer
David Sarmiento

Software Engineer

David Madrigal - Software Engineer
David Madrigal

Software Engineer

Thalia Infante - Software Engineer
Thalia Infante

Software Engineer

Diana Rios - Software Engineer
Diana Rios

Software Engineer

Romario Lopez - Software Engineer
Romario Lopez

Software Engineer

Eduardo Páramo - Software Engineer
Eduardo Páramo

Software Engineer

Roberto Santelices Delgado - Software Engineer
Roberto Santelices Delgado

Software Engineer

Melissa Juarez - Quality Insurance
Melissa Juarez

Quality Insurance

Victor Crespo - Technical Support
Victor Crespo

Technical Support

Ruth Burgos - Customer support - LAX
Ruth Burgos

Customer support - LAX

Ana Cepeda - Customer support - LAX
Ana Cepeda

Customer support - LAX

Elizabeth Najera - Executive Recruiter
Elizabeth Najera

Executive Recruiter

Iván Gutiérrez - Accounting Executive
Iván Gutiérrez

Accounting Executive

Wanda Betances - Accounting Associate
Wanda Betances

Accounting Associate

Nazario Rodriguez - Accounting Analyst
Nazario Rodriguez

Accounting Analyst

our investors & partners

A Global Community of Consumer Finance

We’ve partnered with the world’s leading investors, financial organizations and social impact organizations - creating a global community that’s revolutionizing the world of consumer finance.

Arcus investors