Director of Business Development & Finance
My name is Haafiz Abdurrahim and I am a Co-Founder and the Director of Business Development & Finance at Rift Pay, Inc. I was born in DeSoto, TX and moved to Highland Park, TX when I was 8, which is located near downtown Dallas. I graduated from Highland Park High School in 2016 and I’m finishing up my last semester at Austin College in Sherman, TX with a major in Business Finance and a minor in Exercise and Sports Science. I have been involved in other startups including Terpfecta LLC and Seeruvia, Inc.
In my role, I oversee two major parts of Rift Pay: Finance and Business Development. For finance, I handle a multitude of tasks that range from creating basic financial statements to issuing equity and investor relations. On the business development side, I focus on scaling Rift as we expand and grow the culture of the company in a way that reflects our vision of Rift.
My inspiration comes from my parents who immigrated from South India to pursue a career in healthcare and engineering. Their hard work and sacrifice have driven me to be the best at everything I do and always give 110%.
My vision for Rift Pay is to make life easier for individuals of any socioeconomic status by creating the world’s first shareable banking platform. I want to help build a company that is unlike the other Fin-tech companies right now. A company that cares about its customers and brings compassion and transparency to the table. I am a huge believer in building the right culture within a company, and I think it is what truly separates Rift from its competitors.
Fun Fact: I have two German shepherds named Dallas and Macy who I love with all my heart. In my free time, I enjoy reading (any genre), watching anime (Naruto is my favorite), and mixed martial arts (Muay Thai & Jiu-Jitsu). I also love spending time with my family when I can.