Tim Thabe is Co-Founder and CEO of creditshelf, the marketplace for SME loans. creditshelf facilitates loans by bringing professional and experienced investors together with SME borrowers. Investors generate attractive returns whilst borrowers receive flexible and quick funding. creditshelf was founded in 2015 by a group of senior banking professionals. Since market launch the business is growing fast and was recognized with the 2016 Frankfurt founders award recently. At creditshelf Tim is in charge of operations, strategy and HR. Tim has 15 years of experience in the banking industry on an international level. Before joining creditshelf he was with a leading global bank as COO of the international corporate and institutional clients business based in Zurich. Previously he worked as Credit Officer for a leading global investment bank in London. Tim holds a Ph.D. in finance (University of Mannheim) as well as degrees as Diplom-Kaufmann from University of Mannheim, and EMBA from Kellogg-WHU, and he is a CFA Charterholder.