Our Team

Katabat is leading the customer experience revolution across three continents collaborating to make the best possible technology.

Katabat Makes It Possible

We are dedicated to helping you become more profitable, more competitive, and operate more efficiently with a customer-centric solution across the consumer lending lifecycle. Katabat helps make it possible for banks, alternative lenders, utilities, and telecoms to transform to a digital, multichannel customer experience.

Our Leadership Team

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Ray Peloso, CEO

Ray is President and CEO of Katabat, and sits on Katabat’s Board of Directors. He brings 25 years of diverse consumer lending experience to Katabat, having held executive leadership roles at Royal Bank of Scotland, Capital One, Citibank, and MBNA. Ray’s prior expertise in consumer credit and lending underpins a clear vision and understanding of the challenges faced by Katabat’s clients in today’s rapidly evolving digital economy.

Ray received a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, where he is currently Chairman of the MBA Alumni Advisory Council.

Ray enjoys time with family, triathlons, and will ski wherever and whenever possible.


Ye Zhang, CTO

Ye cofounded Katabat in 2006, he serves on the Board and continues to enjoy creating technology solutions to solve business problems. Ye’s deep experience in artificial intelligence, banking and internet technologies have and continue to shape Katabat’s product development and evolution. Prior to Katabat, Ye worked for Bridgeforce and Ensuredmail, Inc.

Ye received a BS and Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sichuan University. He also has his Master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Delaware.

Ye is an avid technologist and has published multiple conference and journal articles in the fields of computer vision, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence.


Arthur Haigh, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer

Arthur, a Certified Information Security Manager, is responsible for the strategy, oversight and management of Katabat’s Information Security, Privacy & Technology Risk programs. Prior to joining Katabat in 2012, he was Vice President, Technology at BlackRock. His diverse background includes enterprise systems administration and management, consulting as well as academic research. Arthur is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) as well as the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Arthur received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Guy joined Katabat in 2019 as the CFO, bringing over 20 years of experience in the finance industry. Prior to Katabat, Guy served as the CFO of Workarea (formerly WebLinc) where he was responsible for securing additional capital, refinancing the company’s debt, and selling the services business to an industry consolidator. At Veterinary Practice Partners, he led the company’s finance team during a time of major growth and led the recapitalization of the company. He previously worked for several Big 4 and other consulting firms performing due diligence.

Guy holds a BBA in accounting from Temple University’s Fox School of Business Honors Program, and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Guy is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Guy is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan and enjoys spending his time cooking, traveling, and coaching his kids’ sports teams. 

Kyle Dickerson

Kyle Christensen, VP, Product Innovation

Kyle joined Katabat in 2011 as a Relationship Executive. He has served in many roles within the company and is currently responsible for Business Development.  Kyle has a diverse background in Operations and Strategy Management, with a focus throughout his career on technology solutions. Prior to Katabat, Kyle worked at Sallie Mae, leading collections strategy and infrastructure management.

Kyle holds both a BA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin and brings 20 years of technology and business experience to Katabat.

Kyle is an avid reader, has been a little league coach, and loves doing outdoor activities with his family.


Mike D’Andrade, General Manager, North America

Mike leads Katabat’s North American business and brings more than 25 years of experience in banking, software, and software sales to the Katabat team. Prior to Katabat, Mike held a variety of leadership positions at Experian, Swift Financial (now PayPal), and MBNA (now Bank of America).

Mike completed an undergraduate double major at the University of Delaware and holds diplomas in consumer, commercial, and mortgage lending.

Mike enjoys spending time with his family, boating, motorcycling, running, and volunteering.

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Samar Nandyala, VP, Engineering

Samar has vast experience developing enterprise solutions with cutting-edge technologies. With more than 15 years of expertise in software development, Samar has guided Katabat’s engineering teams, both in-house and offshore, in building scalable infrastructures and robust, yet easy-to-use applications and APIs. Before joining Katabat, Samar was a software engineer at various tech firms including Malvi Systems where he worked with top-tier news and entertainment clients.

Samar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India.

Ely Ziegler

Elysandra Ziegler, VP, Product

Ely joined the Katabat team in 2009 bringing 15+ years of business development and operations experience.  Ely has held a variety of leadership roles within client delivery and product management. Prior to Katabat, Ely spent 15 years at MBNA in a variety of roles within business development and marketing. After MBNA, Ely was a founding member of a credit card start-up, responsible for establishing all operational process for their growing affinity portfolio. Ely studied Business Management at Wilmington University. Ely enjoys spending time with her family and attending all of her children’s activities. She’s known as the loudest member of their cheering squad!

Our Board of Directors

Alex Western

Alex Western is Managing Director of Terminus Capital Partners, a business software private equity firm. Previously, Alex was an MD at software PE firm ESW Capital and an analyst at hedge fund GMT Capital. He began his career at McKinsey & Co. and Audax Private Equity. Alex received his BA from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Phil Siegel

Phil Siegel is a Managing Partner of Tritium Partners, a growth-focused private equity firm. Prior to co-founding Tritium, Phil was a General Partner at Austin Ventures, where he spent 14 years launching and building the growth equity practice; a Partner at BCG; and a senior analyst at BBDO. Phil received his BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Chris Steiner

Chris Steiner is a Principal of Tritium Partners. Previously, Chris was CFO at a POS software company, an investment professional with Austin Ventures, and a manager in Transaction Services at KPMG. Chris received his BA and Masters in Accounting from Rhodes College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ray Peloso

Ray is President and CEO of Katabat.

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