Archive for October, 2015

Rebecca M

Rébecca Menat

Director of Communications at The Assets Paris, France @RebMelMen  |  LinkedIn Profile I started working at The Assets as the Content Director of the company – which means I’ve been in charge of writing and curating content delivered across various channels – and I have recently been appointed as the Director of Communication. How would you characterize the FinTech / start-up scene in Paris as compared to London, Berlin, or New York City? Admittedly, the Parisian startup…

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Peggy Mangot

CEO at SparkGift San Francisco, California @peggymangot  |  LinkedInProfile You’ve worked for one of the largest global networks at Visa and with the largest tech firm, Google.  How would you describe the culture differences between the two companies?  What did they have in common? Cultural differences:  At Visa, I worked on US consumer products, which included consumer credit, debit and prepaid payments.  These products are well-established products with broad adoption, awareness and brand recognition.  Paying…

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Jessica Ellerm

Business Development Manager at Tyro Payments Sydney, Australia @JessicaEllerm  |  LinkedIn Profile As a Business/Partner Development Manager, my role is to facilitate new Tyro partnerships. Traditionally we have focused on building a partner community with local and global point of sale software vendors, however as we are evolving as a banking business we’ll be seeking new partnerships in other software verticals, like the cloud accounting sector. In addition to this, I work with our sector…

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Blythe Masters

Blythe Masters

CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, LLC New York City, New York LinkedIn Profile You achieved a massive amount of success at a relatively young age while at JPMorgan Chase.  What key lessons did you take away from this experience?  I was lucky to work at an organization that actively invested in its future leaders and to have bosses and mentors who were willing to take risks in giving me opportunities at an early stage in…

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Sophie G

Sophie Guibaud

Vice President European Expansion at FIDOR Bank London, England @SophieGuibaud  |  LinkedIn Profile Founded in Germany in 2009, Fidor Bank offers a different experience- a ‘people’s bank’ that is redefining the classical banking model. Customers have a say in how the bank is run and shaped. Fidor is an online bank that offers a community for people to provide and receive financial advice, giving users rewards for doing so such as cash, improved interest rates and savings…

Cristina Cordova

Cristina Cordova

Business Development at Stripe San Francisco, California @cjc  |  LinkedIn Profile Stripe is a technology platform that developers use to build internet businesses. Our software tools let companies accept payments, expand globally, create new business models, and conduct commerce across more channels. We work with companies like Lyft, Twitter, Pinterest, Instacart, and Shopify, to name a few. The company’s mission, simply put, is to build technologies that will accelerate globalization, economies, and the internet itself. I…

Fereshteh Forough

Fereshteh Forough

CEO and Founder of Code to Inspire New York City, New York   |   Herat, Afghanistan @f_forough  |  LinkedIn Profile Code to Inspire is a filed 501 c 3 non-profit based in New York City. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower women in Afghanistan by education and technology. We are going to improve women’s technical literacy by teaching them how to code so they can find job employment online as freelancers. What ‘inspired’ you…

Jill Castilla

Jill Castilla

President & CEO at Citizens Bank of Edmond @JillCastilla  |  LinkedIn Profile Edmond, Oklahoma Citizens Bank of Edmond (CBE) continues to operate on the same Downtown Edmond intersection where it was founded in April 1901. We are a fiercely independent $250 million community bank with unique ownership structure comprised of fourth-generation family ownership, an Employee Stock Ownership Program and community stockholders. As an innovative leader in community banking, Citizens Bank of Edmond provides commercial and…

Kim Hong

Kim Hong

Director of Marketing at Trulioo Vancouver, Canada @TheKimHong  |  LinkedIn Profile Trulioo is a global leader in electronic identity verification (eIDV). Trulioo’s big data and analytics platform enables businesses to perform frictionless identity verification for more than 3 billion people in over 40 countries via 145 data sources. Built for scalability and flexibility, Trulioo’s API offers dynamic new functionality that will help facilitate international expansion for businesses worldwide. Helping businesses adhere to anti-money laundering (AML)…

Liz Lumley

Elizabeth Lumley

London Managing Director at Startupbootcamp FinTech, co-Managing Director and co-founder Startupbootcamp Insurance at Startupbootcamp London, England @LizLum  |  LinkedIn Profile Startupbootcamp FinTech is one of the only accelerators in the world dedicated to FinTech startups. We are part of the global Startupbootcamp family, which is a highly respected startup accelerator with 11 accelerators in eight locations.  Since we are dedicated exclusively to FinTech we can offer advice, mentorship, networking, contacts and funding options that are all tailored…