Green Dot’s Seth Ross to Speak at Bank Innovation Ignite

Seth Ross, senior vice president of business development at Green Dot, is speaking at Bank Innovation Ignite 2019.

The event will take place March 11-12 at Seattle’s Hyatt Olive 8 Hotel. You can join the event by registering here.

In a presentation during the Ignite Ideas session, Ross and others will share ideas that spark their passion and that are igniting change in financial services.

Pasadena, Calif.-based Green Dot’s “banking as a service” offering enables third-party partners to access Green Dot’s banking and technology assets to design, build and distribute their own financial services.

Green Dot, in addition to being an FDIC member, is a provider of prepaid cards, debit cards, checking accounts, secured credit cards, payroll debit cards, consumer cash processing services, wage disbursements and tax refund processing services. Green Dot was serving some 15 to 20 million customers on a regular basis as of the release of its third quarter earnings report in November.

In April, Green Dot partnered with investing and savings app Stash to launch mobile banking services including checking accounts with debit cards, no overdraft fees and access to a large network of free ATMs nationwide.

Whereas many banks have had a hard time being technology companies, Green Dot has had an easier time working backward, becoming a highly regulated entity over time, and entering multiple partnerships with companies like Apple, Intuit and Uber along the way.

“We were a technology company first,” Ross previously explained to Bank Innovation.

Prior to Green Dot, Ross was at American Express, where he led global airline partnerships strategy and worked on data commercialization efforts. He started his career as a strategy consultant with Oliver Wyman. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ross will be joined by speakers from BBVA Compass, Fifth Third, Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo, HSBC, Umpqua Bank and more at BI Ignite. The event will also feature startup demos as well as sessions on data-sharing in the era of open banking, natural-language banking, wealth management in the AI age, and much more.

To learn more about the latest developments in mobile payments, register here for Bank Innovation Ignite 2019.

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