David Gens

Founder and CEO

David Gens is the visionary founder and CEO of Merchant Opportunities Fund, a private credit firm established in 2009. With a deep understanding of the financial landscape honed during his tenure as an analyst at CAI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, Gens recognized the untapped potential in providing short-term, high-yielding loans to underserved small businesses and consumers.

Under Gens' leadership, Merchant Opportunities Fund has flourished, achieving a 9.2% annual net return since inception and a total portfolio of $121 million as of May 1, 2024. His innovative approach to private credit has not only delivered consistent returns to investors but also fueled the growth of countless small businesses across Canada and the U.S.

Gens' entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence have earned him numerous accolades, including being named to the Top 40 Under 40 list by Business in Vancouver and the Top 30 Under 30 list by BC Business Magazine. He was also recognized as a finalist in EY's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year program in 2016 and 2018.

A graduate of the renowned UBC Portfolio Management Foundation, Gens possesses a deep understanding of investment strategies and risk management, which he leverages to guide Merchant Opportunities Fund's success. His passion for empowering small businesses and his unwavering commitment to investor returns make him a driving force in the private credit industry.

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