Al Goldstein is the Founder & Executive Chairman of Avant, the leading provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers in the US. Goldstein is a serial entrepreneur who has built multiple companies throughout his professional career, creating over 2,500 jobs and over $4 billion of enterprise value.
Prior to Avant, Goldstein co-founded and is Chairman of Pangea Properties, a leading vertically-integrated real estate platform that utilizes its combination of operational strength, technology, data analytics and investment capability to institutionalize previously inaccessible real estate assets. Since 2009, Pangea has expanded to 15,000+ apartment units in multiple markets, launched a commercial real estate lending and credit business, Pangea Mortgage Capital (“PMC”) and generated $300mm+ of equity value for investors. Goldstein is also Chairman of Eligo Energy, a leading retail electricity supplier based in Chicago and Board Member of Spring Labs which is building a decentralized network for identity and credit to serve as the foundation for a more transparent, secure, and efficient delivery of financial services. Goldstein is actively involved in various charitable and civic organizations focused on entrepreneurship, urban community improvement and global peace including AIPAC, iVenture at the University of Illinois and Pangea Cares. He is a member of YPO and is happily married with three beautiful children.