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Fintech Growth Talk Podcast
24 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Unlocking the Potential of Financial Services with AI
Kevin leads global business development for the financial services industry at NVIDIA. He focuses on global trends in accelerated computing and AI for consumer finance – including fintech, retail banking, credit card and insurance. Previously, Kevin led sales and business development organizations at two fintechs: Credit Karma and Roostify. He also helped comScore, a digital measurement and analytics firm, grow into a publicly traded, multinational organization, where he served as senior vice president of the financial services practice. Kevin holds a B.A. from American University in Washington and an M.B.A. from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Follow Kevin on Twitter or LinkedIn.
11 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
AARP: The intersection of Health Tech and Fintech
Sheila D. Collins is a groundbreaking strategic advisor in the innovation space. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing, eCommerce and innovation. Her big-picture views coupled with her forward-thinking planning, and skilled execution has fueled her success. Sheila serves as the Senior Advisor for Startup Programming at AARP Innovation Labs, this accelerator works with start-ups, investors, and industry leaders to bring forth disruptive technology to fulfill the organization’s mission of empowering people to choose how they live as they age. She has also spun up several entrepreneurial ventures and programs. Earlier in her career, Sheila spun up a program called Piggy Bank, teaching youth about financial literacy. She is an angel investor and advocate for FemTech solutions and wealth building opportunities for BIPOC founders. Her accolades include – Money 20/20 Amplify “Ones to Watch,”, The Network Journal 40 Under 40 and the Ben and Jerry’s” Citizen Cool” Award. Sheila is a native of Brooklyn, NY and now resides in Washington, DC with her husband and daughter. Sheila earned her MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business and achieved her BA from Long Island University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. As a citizen of the world and avid traveler, acquiring passport stamps is one of her favorite pastimes. Sheila has lived, studied, and worked overseas and traveled to over 40 countries. Sheila is a Broadway musical, live concert and hot Pilates enthusiast.
38 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Fintech and Mobile Strategy Insights from Google
Charlene Jolly is FinTech Apps Partnership Manager at Google for AppDev. Her work includes leading FinTech apps in EMEA on their strategies ranging from banking, investment, trading, insuretech, payment, billing, taxing, and more. She also leads a number of FinTech initiatives (or projects?) for Google, including events, materials, trainings, researches etc. Prior to Google, she worked in marketing, event and communications for HubSpot, The Financial Times Hong Kong, Schneider Electric France, Gameloft South-East Asia and Airbnb Vietnam and completed her Master's degree at Grenoble Ecole de Management.
11 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Rebuilding the financial services ecosystem one API at a time
Richie Serna is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Finix. Finix is on a mission to create the most accessible financial services ecosystem in history by building the global operating system for fintech, starting with payments. Prior to Finix, Richie was an early employee and engineer at Balanced, the first developer-friendly payments API for online marketplaces. Follow Richie on Twitter or LinkedIn.
21 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Galileo Research Highlights Consumer Preferences for Digital Banking
Chief Revenue Officer Seth McGuire is responsible for expanding Galileo’s client relationships and scaling marketing, partnerships and business development functions for additional growth. Prior to joining Galileo, Seth was president and chief operating officer at Backbone PLM, where he managed the company’s revenue, operations and overall company performance. Earlier, he spent nearly six years at Twitter in senior and management positions, including managing Twitter’s data and enterprise solutions business to support companies and developers using Twitter’s API platform to build new products and services. Seth holds an MBA from University of Virginia Darden School of Business and is a graduate of Georgetown University. Follow Seth on Twitter or LinkedIn.
25 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Infusing AI With Ethical Intelligence In Financial Services
Francesca Rossi is an IBM fellow and the IBM AI Ethics Global Leader. She is an AI scientist with over 30 years of experience in AI research, from which she has published more than 200 articles in top AI journals and conferences. She co-leads the IBM AI ethics board and actively participates in many global multi-stakeholder initiatives on AI ethics. She is a member of the board of directors of the Partnership on AI and is the industry representative in the steering committee of the Global Partnership on AI. She is a fellow of both the worldwide association of AI (AAAI) and of the European one (EurAI), and she will be the next president of AAAI. Follow Francesca on Twitter or LinkedIn.
20 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Open Banking: Moving Money from Account to Account
Dave Glaser, President and COO of Dwolla. Dave is an industry veteran with a breadth of experience, and he is focused on enterprise growth strategies, customer onboarding, services and more. Prior to Dwolla, he served as Senior Vice President at Mastercard, after previous executive roles at Worldpay through the IPO and merger with Vantiv, and Cybersource driving growth that resulted in the acquisition by Visa.
17 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Accelerating Success Through Diversity
I'm the President of Money20/20 and have been with Ascential since 2008. Prior to Money20/20 I was the MD of Retail Week. I am a passionate campaigner for the progression of women into more senior roles and founded Rise Up in 2018 to champion diversity in Financial services. I am one of Fintech magazines Top 100 women in Fintech. Outside work, one of my life's missions is to speak Italian - still very much work in progress. Follow Tracey on Twitter or LinkedIn
19 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Breaking Barriers in Fintech in Malaysia
Karen S. Puah is the President of the Fintech Association of Malaysia. An active advocate for women’s involvement in entrepreneurship and technology, she is also the Ambassador and Head of Malaysia for She Loves Tech, the world’s largest startup competition and accelerator program for women-led and women-impact tech startups. Puah co-founded CS Tech Solutions, which focuses on digital transformation for corporations, small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), and seed investment on startups. She has an active presence in the Malaysia startup community and is a mentor for several accelerators and universities.
28 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Fintech from the Eyes of an Investor
Uri Pomerantz is a Venture Partner at Jackson Square Ventures (jsv.com), investing in Series A software companies. He is an engineer by training and has founded multiple fintech startups, including a wealthtech company acquired by a Fortune 500 insurance company. Additionally, he has spent time working, venture investing and running companies across the developing world.
20 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Why Product Innovation is Key In Fintech
Rohini is the Product Lead at Square and spent a number of years as the Senior Product Manager at PubNub, a startup providing a global Data Stream Network for developers. In her free time, she also advises tech startups in the Bay Area. Her previous experiences have been in building new products with entrepreneurs, developing and marketing existingproduct lines for startups, and creating innovation strategies for larger corporations. Rohini is from the Midwest and studied Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and completed her MBA from the University of Chicago.
20 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
The Changing Face Of International Money Transfers
Nick is the Global Head of Policy at Wise, a new kind of financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. At Wise, he leads interactions with governments and coordinates grassroots consumer education campaigns to modernize and make international payments more transparent. Nick frequently speaks publicly on the intersection of finance, technology, and policy, including at events like Money 20/20 and the Payments Canada SUMMIT, on finance-related podcasts, and has been quoted in media outlets such as Politico, Bloomberg and many others. Prior to Wise, he spent a decade specializing in financial services policy for three members of Congress. While Staff Director of the US Senate Banking Subcommittee on International Finance, he was a lead negotiator for the first major banking legislation in a decade, authored several other laws, and influenced countless regulatory actions.
21 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
The importance of trust and relevancy for building your brand and customer base
Adam Hadi is the VP of Marketing at Current, a leading U.S. challenger bank serving Americans overlooked by traditional banks. Prior to leading marketing at Current, he was VP of Marketing at Quidd (acquired by Animoca), head of marketing at DRAFT (acquired by Paddy Power Betfair) and led user acquisition at Topps Digital after spending several years as an economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
16 minutes | May 4, 2021
LendingClub Becomes a Digital Marketplace Bank
Victoria Huang is Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives at LendingClub where she led deal diligence and integration efforts for the recently completed acquisition of Radius Bank. With this transformational merger, LendingClub officially becomes a digital marketplace bank. Prior to LendingClub, Vicky held various advisory roles at early stage startups in Silicon Valley. She started her career in investment banking, covering Asia capital markets with Citigroup and Credit Suisse. As a seasoned fintech operator, she also built and scaled the China operations for Copal Partners, a financial research and analytics provider, that was acquired by Moody's. Vicky holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and dual degrees in Business and Economics from UC Berkeley.
18 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Building the Infrastructure to Make Fintech Possible for Everyone
Iñigo is Co-founder and Co-CEO of Arcus, the leading fintech as a service platform making fintech possible for everyone. Arcus helps any business launch a fintech business across the Americas including BBVA, Santander, Walmart, 7-Eleven and Rappi. Iñigo is responsible for generating, managing and ensuring the growth of Arcus' business as a whole, and as a founding member, he has served in several roles at the company, including Vice President and CFO. Prior to Arcus, Iñigo worked at Morgan Stanley and also worked as Managing Director of Rumayor Genetics, his family business, managing all aspects of the operations and expansion of the company.
22 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
The Future of Financial Data
Naré Vardanyan is the CEO and co-founder at Ntropy, a data platform to enable the next generation of financial services, focused on decoding payments first. She was born and raised in Armenia, a small country in the Southern Caucasus, torn by territorial conflict and war. After obtaining her degree in International Relations at age 15, she has been working for the UN on the development programme focused on financial inclusion and poverty reduction. She's continued her career in Geneva, Switzerland and London, UK, where she has started and invested in businesses in Machine Learning/A.I. space in the last few years, before founding Ntropy. Naré is fluent in 11 languages, and is a firm believer in data being the biggest equalizer for the 21st century. Her work at Ntropy is inspired by and devoted to making data a power to bridge gaps in the society, instead of playing a divisive role that it has often done in the last decade.
23 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Coordinating Finances for Couples – Zeta Joint Cards and Accounts
Aditi Shekar has been obsessing about personal finance ever since she got her first paycheck. She has spent 12+ years at the ground floor of two venture-backed startups (General Assembly, Guild Education) and served as Executive Director at Ashoka, a leading social entrepreneurship organization. She's also a family finance expert at publications like Refinery29, Business Insider & Real Simple. Aditi has a BS/BA in Business & Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill.
20 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
How One Fintech Challenger To Banks Is Positioning Itself for Success
Brian is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at One, a digital challenger bank focused on restoring financial health for middle class families through innovative credit and savings products. Prior to One, Brian was the Founder & CEO at Azlo, one of the largest challenger banks for freelancers and small businesses owners in the U.S.
27 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Alternative Banking Models - How does this really work?
Jason is a 10+ year veteran in the consumer financial services industry. He has held leadership roles in marketing, product management, and customer acquisition at startups like LendUp and Future Finance and was part of the team that built and launched Goldman Sachs's retail franchise, Marcus. He currently leads marketing for Merlon, an adverse media platform for AML/KYC, and advises a number of fintech startups. You can find him writing for his newsletter, Fintech Business Weekly, or on Twitter or LinkedIn.
31 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
My Money My Future : A Fintech With Social Impact
Ramona Ortega is the CEO & Founder of My Money My Future. MMMF is a fintech marketplace helping Black and Latinx millennials save, invest, and build wealth with automated financial guidance and personalized product recommendations. Previously she helped launch Azlo, a small business banking platform as Entrepreneur-In-Residence. Prior to founding MMMF, Ramona was a Wall Street attorney and worked on complex securities litigation and corporate matters in private practice and at the SEC and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Early in her career, Ramona is a serial social entrepreneur and policy wonk. Ortega is a contributor to TechCrunch and HuffPost and is a sought after speaker and thought leader in Fintech. She has a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from Fordham School of Law. She is on the board of Village Capital, Camino Financial and Community Health Council. My Money My Future is an all-in-one personal finance platform that helps multicultural millennials make better financial decisions by combining education and unique content with personalized product recommendations and financial advice in a seamless experience. MMMF dashboard provides personalized financial action plans to guide users through a range of decisions, including investing, budgeting, saving, and credit.
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