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2016 Innovators to Watch: 44 Executives Shaping the Future of Banking

2016 Innovators to Watch: 44 Executives Shaping the Future of Banking

by June 27, 2016 at 11:50 am 1 comment

Some of the shine seems to have come off fintech innovation in 2016. Startup valuations are dropping; once abundant venture capital is growing scarcer; marketplace lending has gotten bruised — even the self-proclaimed capital of fintech, London, faces an uncertain future with Brexit. But that doesn’t mean innovation is any less necessary.Read More

2016 Innovators to Watch: 1 to 5

2016 Innovators to Watch: 1 to 5

by June 23, 2016 at 11:49 am 2 comments

1. Lucy Peng, CEO, Ant Financial Ant’s latest fundraising round – the largest ever anywhere – of $4.5 billion, and its overall valuation of more than $60 billion, have turned the Alibaba spinoff into one of the most valuable private tech companies in the world. Launched in 2014, Ant FinancialRead More

2016 Innovators to Watch: 6 to 10

2016 Innovators to Watch: 6 to 10

by June 23, 2016 at 11:48 am 1 comment

6. Max Levchin, CEO, Affirm Some members of the PayPal mafia are off building spaceships or suing media brands into nonexistence, but Max Levchin? Still in fintech. His company Affirm is in an underserved, unsexy space — point of sale financing. But trust Levchin to sex it up — heRead More

2016 Innovators to Watch: 11 to 15

2016 Innovators to Watch: 11 to 15

by June 23, 2016 at 11:47 am 2 comments

11. Deb Liu, Head of Payments and Global Commerce, Facebook PayPal, Ebay, Facebook: when it comes to tech giants Deb Liu has seen them all. Starting at Ebay as an intern, Liu moved on to lead PayPal’s corporate strategy and social commerce. She was among the developers of PayPal DistributedRead More

2016 Innovators to Watch: 16 to 20

2016 Innovators to Watch: 16 to 20

by June 23, 2016 at 11:47 am 1 comment

16. Taavet Hinrikus, Co-Founder, TransferWise TransferWise is one of the UK’s few fintech unicorns (Funding Circle is the other), and has been a dominant player in an increasingly crowded space for years. That space is of course international money transfers, plagued by lack of transparency, slow transactions, and high fees. Co-founderRead More

2016 Innovators to Watch: 21 to 25

2016 Innovators to Watch: 21 to 25

by June 23, 2016 at 11:46 am 1 comment

21. Chris Tremont, EVP Virtual Banking, Radius Bank Banks are not usually known for their disruptive nature and quick decisioning. Radius Bank is known just for that. In the past three years, this community bank has shut down all of its branches except for one in Boston, transforming into aRead More

2016 Innovators to Watch: 26 to 30

2016 Innovators to Watch: 26 to 30

by June 23, 2016 at 11:46 am 0 comments

26. Jill Castilla, CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond Chances are you’ve seen Jill Castilla on Twitter. (Or YouTube. Or at a banking conference.) CEO of a $250-million community bank in suburban Oklahoma City, Castilla is something of a sensation in the banking community, and with good reason. Following her bank’s near-deathRead More

2016 Innovators to Watch: 31 to 35

2016 Innovators to Watch: 31 to 35

by June 23, 2016 at 11:45 am 0 comments

31. Melissa Stevens, Chief Digital Officer, Fifth Third Bank Melissa Stevens developed the features that led Citi to be the first large bank with an Apple Watch app. This was achieved by building functionality outside the paywall, primarily balance-checking and alerts. For a brief, shining moment, Citi’s watch app made itRead More

2016 Innovators to Watch: 36 to 40

2016 Innovators to Watch: 36 to 40

by June 23, 2016 at 11:45 am 1 comment

36. Pat Grady, General Partner, Sequoia Capital Zappos, Xoom, YouTube, DropBox, Tumblr, are just a few of the companies in Sequoia Capital’s portfolio. The list goes on and on, so no wonder this venture capital firm is dubbed Silicon Valley’s “innovation factory.” Pat Grady – now a partner at SequoiaRead More

2016 Innovators To Watch: 41 to 44

2016 Innovators To Watch: 41 to 44

by June 23, 2016 at 11:44 am 0 comments

41. Bennett Bradley, Chief Digital Officer, BB&T BB&T, a banking innovator? Yes, BB&T deserves mention with top innovation banks, and largely for one reason: Bennett Bradley. Bradley has been the executive at the bank that has most influence its wholesale bearhug of banking innovation. BB&T is now involved with two fintech acceleratorsRead More