Leadership

Similar to space exploration, the Leap leadership team uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to advance innovation and economic prosperity for all. We see the U.S. as emblematic of our larger world: diverse and yearning for change.

Leadership

Similar to space exploration, the Leap leadership team uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to advance innovation and economic prosperity for all. We see the U.S. as emblematic of our larger world: diverse and yearning for change.

Ashley Bete

Ashley is a 20-year veteran of the financial technology industry. He began his career in Credit Suisse's Technology Group, and has held technology leadership roles in financial firms such as Cantor Fitzgerald and Nasdaq OMX. Ashley has spent most of his career harnessing the power of technology to improve business processes that impact the lives of everyday working people. In founding Leap, Ashley set out to level the playing field for all homeowners, especially those in underserved communities. Leap's intent is to help people of color achieve financial wellness and close America's wealth gap.

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Munashe Shumba

Munashe (Mun-osh-shay) Shumba is Leap’s Chief Technology Officer. He believes technology is competitive when it improves our lives, starting with the lives of historically marginalized people and underserved communities. At Leap, one of his core responsibilities is ensuring that the data used is fair, equitable and puts users first. Munashe attended Brown University, where he studied computer engineering. He worked in software engineering and technical consulting roles at Goldman Sachs and Google for seven years before embarking on a journey in Artificial Intelligence as a Scholar at OpenAI. He has since worked with several startups as an AI researcher and engineer. At Leap, Munashe is focused on cybersecurity for user data and maintaining Leap’s best-in-class services.

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