Marin Marinov Kakachev

Marin Marinov Kakachev, MBA

Adjunct Faculty Member


Marin M. Kakachev grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria before relocating to California in 2000. Marin began his career in the luxury apparel industry working with in-store branding teams before transitioning to a role with a Fortune 50 global financial services firm. Marin has enjoyed a decade’s long career in the financial services industry, bringing first-hand experience in building and developing high-performing teams. Marin’s early career experience centered on customer service in affluent customer segments, compliance and risk management. More recently Marin has undertaken multiple roles in process improvement and credit analysis. Marin currently helps oversee transactional and credit risk for the Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara regions and provides support to risk management teams overseeing business operations in the broader Southern California geography.

Marin is an avid believer in the power of mentorship to support and grow talent. He has performed as a Business Analyst mentor, Credit Analyst mentor and most recently accepted the role of mentor through the APIA Mentor Collective assisting college bound individuals partner with industry experts. Marin is a graduate of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Simi Valley Program class of 2017.

Marin is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset and has had the great privilege of working on humanitarian projects across Ventura County as well as across the globe in countries such as: Ukraine, Mexico, Colombia, and South Korea.    

Executive Master of Business Administration degree from California Lutheran University

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from University of Phoenix