Fintech Growth Talk Podcast
The importance of trust and relevancy for building your brand and customer base

The importance of trust and relevancy for building your brand and customer base

June 8, 2021

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.

LendingClub Becomes a Digital Marketplace Bank

LendingClub Becomes a Digital Marketplace Bank

May 4, 2021

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.

Building the Infrastructure to Make Fintech Possible for Everyone

Building the Infrastructure to Make Fintech Possible for Everyone

April 20, 2021

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.

The Future of Financial Data

The Future of Financial Data

April 6, 2021

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.

Coordinating Finances for Couples – Zeta Joint Cards and Accounts

Coordinating Finances for Couples – Zeta Joint Cards and Accounts

March 16, 2021

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.

How One Fintech Challenger To Banks Is Positioning Itself for Success

How One Fintech Challenger To Banks Is Positioning Itself for Success

March 2, 2021

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.

Alternative Banking Models - How does this really work?

Alternative Banking Models - How does this really work?

February 16, 2021

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.

My Money My Future : A Fintech With Social Impact

My Money My Future : A Fintech With Social Impact

February 2, 2021

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.

Digital‌ ‌First‌ ‌Banking‌ ‌-‌ ‌Marcus‌ ‌by‌ ‌Goldman‌ ‌Sachs‌

Digital‌ ‌First‌ ‌Banking‌ ‌-‌ ‌Marcus‌ ‌by‌ ‌Goldman‌ ‌Sachs‌

January 19, 2021

Abhinav Anand joined Goldman Sachs in 2015 as a managing director in the Consumer division. He has 16 years of experience across the Consumer sector including in risk management, product management and data analytics. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he worked at Discover Financial Services for several years, most recently as chief model risk officer and head of operational risk. He is passionate about creating customer-centric digital products and experiences that are simple and transparent to use.  

Abhinav earned a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Alternative Financing in Blend Network

Alternative Financing in Blend Network

January 11, 2021

Roxana is Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member at Blend Network, UK-based FinTech company selected as one of the UK's top-ten FinTech by the Mayor of London's TechInvest. She is responsible for the platform’s growth and strategic partnership alliances. Roxana is also member of the Advisory Board of Women In Finance UK and a member of Innovate Finance. She was selected to the Women In FinTech Powerlist in 2019 and 2020. Prior to joining Blend Network, Roxana was vice president of commodities at Morgan Stanley and before that at Barclays, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of fundamental and tactical trade ideas advising institutional investors and pension funds. Most recently, Roxana founded leading BeautyTech platform Zeebba, dubbed the ‘Uber of Beauty’ which she successfully sold to Urban Massage. Roxana holds an MSc in Financial Economics and Econometrics and a BSc in Quantitative Economics.

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