Meet the Team
We’d like to introduce you to some of the great people who work behind the scenes at Ownest.
We recently spoke to Ray Yip, Chief Technology Officer.
Tell us about your role at Ownest.
I joined Ownest in May 2019. I call myself a technologist. My job is to understand the vision of the company and figure out the technology strategy to turn the vision into reality.
What did you do before you joined Ownest? What interested you in Ownest?
I had created many software, web and mobile applications across multiple domains and industries, in past 20+ years. Ownest gives me yet another opportunity to create a disruptive technology. How can I resist that?
What do you like most about working here?
The people, the fun, the trust, and the respect among the team.
What excites you most about the future of Ownest?
We are disrupting the financial industry through technological advancement and artificial intelligence. We are changing the way how people borrow and lend money.
Tell us about your life outside of Ownest.
I’ve been married for 21 years and I have a 20 year-old son and 17 year-old daughter with my beautiful wife. I still have to explain to people that I wasn’t 10 years old when my son was born but I’m glad that I’m not getting ID’ed at a bar anymore ?
As for hobbies, I like playing badminton and enjoy spending time gardening with my wife.
Any hidden talents?
I often do things in random order and still manage to get a few things done. If you are going through a list with me, you will find me start at the second or third item and then go up from the bottom of list. I hope that you know which item I’m talking about at the moment.
Who inspires you or which company do you admire (and why)?
The person inspired me the most is Zig Ziglar. I listened to his audio series every day when I went through tough times in my life. His life story, his value and every lesson in his speeches have motivated me and affects how I do things every day.
What piece of technology can you NOT live without?
It would have to be the high-speed Internet. Must be high-speed, not dial-up.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I want to have power to travel back in time. I don’t want to travel to the future because it would ruin my excitement about the future, but I want to travel back in time to correct my mistake and change the choices I made.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I’m still waiting for new technologies to upgrade my body after I torn all my knee ligaments and went through four eye surgeries just because I played too much badminton.