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Silvia Mensdorff

General Manager Europe Banking & Processors at ACI Worldwide The Hague, Netherlands @silviamendsdorff  |  LinkedIn Profile Can you please provide an overview of your role at ACI? I am General Manager at ACI Worldwide and am responsible for our networks and processors segment across Europe which includes companies like WorldPay, Amex and Mastercard. ACI offers payments software and technology solutions for these companies. All of my clients are going through a time of change and…

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Maria Jose Jorda Garcia

Head of Customer Experience Transformation at BBVA Madrid, Spain @mariajosejorda  |  LinkedIn Profile You started your career in nuclear research in Geneva.  What led to your interest in financial services? My contribution to CERN (European Center of Nuclear Research) in Geneva lasted four years. It happened in parallel with the IT boom or dotcom bubble, back in 2001. At that time all sorts of engineers were needed to bring technology to companies and enhance operational…

Hazel Moore

Hazel Moore

Chairman & Co-Founder, FirstCapital London, England @hazel_moore  | LinkedIn Profile You’ve garnered accolades for your work in Private Equity, but you didn’t exactly plan on being in finance. You studied Natural Sciences at University. How did you wind up in finance? I started in finance by chance really. I had a degree in sciences, but through a series of circumstances I found myself in Hong Kong and I needed a job. As Hong Kong is…

Amy Lenander

Amy Lenander

Chief Marketing Officer at Capital One, UK London, England @AmyLenander  | LinkedIn Profile You’re Chief Marketing Officer at Capital One UK, but you started out with the bank in McLean, Virginia. How did you get tapped to join the UK team? I’ve worked at Capital One my whole career, and one of the main reasons I’ve stayed is that I continue to get to learn new things and take on different challenges. My experience in our…

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Rachel Barnes

Global Innovations, Operational Efficiencies, and Diversity & Inclusion Programs Leader London, United Kingdom  LinkedIn Profile Your career in banking started out in recruiting, and ended up as head of transformation/innovation. How did your time in HR influence your views on how to best tackle system transformations? Although business transformation is perceived as organisation and processes, in reality it always comes down to inspiring the leaders and staff to motivate them to thrive and change. My…

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Helene Panzarino

Fintech Relationship Professional, Investment Readiness Consultant – ‎Karma Kreations Ltd London, United Kingdom @HPanzarino  | LinkedIn Profile You’re often described as a serial entrepreneur. When did you first realize you had a knack for building businesses? It was while I was building someone else’s business! Through a series of coincidences, I found myself tasked with building the overseas sourcing arm of a US software house that really wasn’t getting any traction, as well as having…

Ruth Handcock

Ruth Handcock

Chief Customer Officer, Tandem Bank London, United Kingdom @RuthHandcock | LinkedIn Profile   You’ve had an interesting career path – from working at a charity in West Africa to now being Chief Customer Officer at Tandem Bank. How did that happen? My career has been really varied, by virtue of picking jobs that I find interesting as opposed to trying to curate a particularly conventional CV. I figured out that my ideal roles tend to be fast…

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Crowd Sourcing Community

Crowd sourcing community: it sounds rather redundant. It actually is redundant, since a community is comprised of myriad people, ideas, philosophies, and actions – and it comes from the crowd that has gathered for a particular purpose. These days crowd sourcing has taken on a new meaning, a monetary one, where the ubiquitous crowd finances endeavours of all sorts: from projects, to art installations, to record and book publications, to movies, to tech. You name…

Deep Dive- Brexit & Fintech

Leda Glyptis of Sapient: Diving Deeper into Brexit’s Impact on Fintech

In the wake of the Brexit vote to Leave, we asked London based FemTechLeaders to share their thoughts on the impact the results of the referendum will have on Fintech and Banking. Leda shared her initial thoughts with us just after the vote. After the subsequent weeks of speculation and the change in government leadership, we asked her to expand on her insights, explain her rationale, and share her opinions on why Brexit will have a…

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Dr. Louise Beaumont of GLI Finance Limited on Brexit’s impact on the future of Fintech

In the wake of the Brexit vote to Leave, we asked London based FemTechLeaders to share their thoughts on the impact the results of the referendum will have on Fintech and Banking. This ongoing series includes extended interviews from those featured in American Banker, amongst others.  Dr. Louise Beaumont, Head of Public Affairs & Marketing, GLI Finance Limited  London, England @LouiseHBeaumont | LinkedIn Profile What do you think the short term and long term consequences for…