Neil Wechsler is the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at OnDeck Canada, a leader in online small business lending. With over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in financial technology (fintech), Neil also brings a legal background, having briefly practiced law and holding degrees from McGill University in both Civil and Common Law. Prior to OnDeck, Wecshler was President and CEO of Optimal Group Inc. (formerly Optimal Robotics Corp.), and grew the company from a technology start-up to a leading NASDAQ-listed self-checkout and payments company. Today, Neil is the chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) and a frequent presenter at Canadian fintech industry and corporate events. Neil has been rated as a Top 25 Executive Leader in Lending by Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the Canadian Lenders Association. In addition to business and investing activities, he is associated with various community and charitable organisations serving as both a volunteer committee and board member.