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Ely Razin


Ely Razin is the CEO of CrediFi, a SaaS big data platform that delivers institutional-grade data and analytics to the commercial real estate finance market.

Prior to CrediFi, Razin served as the head of board governance for Thomson Reuters Accelus, which focused on the needs of boards of directors and broader senior executive teams of Global 500 companies across key global financial centers.

Earlier, Razin served as the head of business law for Thomson Reuters, where he covered major transactions, industry regulation and disclosure, along with related corporate governance issues. He was also a frequent guest on Reuters TV, reviewing trends of interest to the corporate and financial markets.

Before joining Thomson, Razin founded and served as CEO of Expert Ease Software, a joint US/Israel venture acquired by Thomson in 2004. Expert Ease developed AI-based software that automatically summarized key deal terms for everything from capital markets to mergers and acquisitions to real estate transactions.

A lawyer by training, Mr. Razin began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer and worked on a broad range of transactions. Razin received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, his M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business of York University and his B.A. from the University of Toronto.

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