The Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2022

The Financial Technology Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2022. This year’s awardees represent some of the most accomplished and innovative leaders across the sector. These executives and their companies are changing the way technology enhances and automates the delivery of financial services including lending, personal finance, equity financing, consumer banking, and other areas.

Craig Costigan has directed NICE Actimize, the leading provider of financial crime solutions, by expanding into new markets and innovating in the areas of anti-money laundering, enterprise fraud, and holistic surveillance. Dan Snyder has shaken up the homebuying process and is helping consumers build wealth through homeownership with Lower. And in 2021 Jason Lee doubled the size of DailyPay, a financial system which partners with some of the country’s largest employers to offer on-demand payment to employees.

From a collection of impressive nominees, these fintech executives were selected for their proven ability to lead others, their expertise, and their impact on the ever-changing industry. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2022.


1. Eric Jing, Ant Group
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Eric Jing is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ant Group, a fintech giant and affiliate of Chinese retail behemoth Alibaba. In 2014, Ant Group was created to serve as the parent company to Alipay, the world's largest digital payment platform, which boasts more than 1 billion users. In addition to online payments, Ant Group's robust portfolio includes insurance products, loans, microfinance services, wealth management, and more.

In 2015, Jing became President of Ant Group. The next year he was appointed CEO, and in April 2018, he assumed the additional role of Executive Chairman. Under his leadership, Ant Group has made considerable gains in furthering its strategy to improve financial inclusion, sustainability, and globalization. Furthermore, Jing balances his time as both a Senior Advisor to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Foundation Board. In 1994, Jing received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.


2. Craig Costigan, NICE Actimize
Title: Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of NICE Actimize, Craig Costigan has steered the leading provider of financial crime solutions by expanding into new markets, addressing the growing demand for cloud-focused solutions, and forging innovation across the full scope of anti-money laundering, enterprise fraud, holistic surveillance, and case management. Costigan's teams have launched multiple new solutions this year, including advanced sanctions screening, dark web intelligence, entity risk solutions, conduct surveillance, and new fraud offerings.

Costigan considers his greatest success to be leading a strong can-do, customer-first culture. “Without a strong commitment to our employees, we could never provide the service level required to lead our customers through the challenges of our changing workplace - we have expanded across our offices located around the world, and successfully established a committed work from home environment. I couldn’t be prouder of the successes that our organization has achieved on behalf of our customers based in more than 70 countries,” he said. For the future, Costigan is focused on advancements in the cloud.

Before joining NICE Actimize, he worked at FIS as President of Capital Markets and Credit (CMC), a $1.1 billion segment at FIS, where he managed a team of 4000 worldwide, overseeing risk, compliance, credit, security finance, securities processing, and market data solutions. Before FIS, Costigan served as President of the Risk, Compliance, and Global Securities (RCGS) Business at SunGard. NICE Actimize’s success this year in customer satisfaction and technology innovation has been mirrored industry wide. It received ten leadership rankings from the industry's top analyst firms for its solutions this past year, with seven of those rankings placing NICE Actimize in the #1 position. Costigan received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Northeastern University.


3. Curtis Stange, ATB Financial
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Curtis Stange is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) Financial, a Canadian-built financial institution established in 1938. ATB Financial operates only in Alberta and provides financial services to more than 800,000 Alberta residents and businesses. Headquartered in Edmonton, ATB Financial has $56.6 billion in assets.

As CEO, Stange leads ATB's push into the digital banking space. He assumed his current leadership role in 2018, taking with him more than three decades' worth of experience in banking, including operational and strategic roles in business and personal banking. Previously, Stange worked at ATB for nine years, and during his tenure he served as Chief Customer Officer, heading up the bank’s customer-facing services. In addition to leading the implementation of ATB’s new banking system, he played a key leadership role in a number of innovative approaches at ATB, including launching the world’s first full-featured virtual banking assistant in Facebook Messenger, ATB LendR, TrackIt, Apple Pay, and championing the ATB team that sent the first real-time international blockchain payment from Canada to Germany.


4. Dan Snyder, Lower
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

An organized dreamer, Dan Snyder is the Chief Executive Officer of Lower, which he co-founded in 2014 to shake up the homebuying process and help consumers build wealth through homeownership. Snyder is a visionary at heart, but he also masterfully oversees the strategy and operations for the company. Through forward-thinking innovations, Lower continues to remove friction and create an unmatched customer experience from start to finish for anyone who is buying - or thinking about buying - a home. The company has grown from five team members to more than 1,500 across the country and is a local and national Best Place to Work. Lower set the Ohio record for largest Series A investment in 2021 and is the naming rights partner for Field, home of the Columbus Crew.

Snyder’s extensive background in finance also includes executive roles at Wells Fargo and American Bank. He was named the #4 SMB CEO by Glassdoor in 2021 and included in Columbus CEO’s Future 50 Class of 2021. Also, he earned Columbus Business First’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 distinctions and was named its BizTech CEO of the Year in 2021. Snyder is passionate about supporting the growth of his local community and gives back through the Young Presidents Organization, the New Albany Foundation, Junior Achievement, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Healthy Homes. Snyder received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Ohio University.


5. Denis McCarthy, FEXCO
Title: Chairman

Denis McCarthy is Chairman of Fexco, Ireland's largest privately held financial services company. Fexco was set up in 1981, originally to provide bureau de change services to the market in Ireland. Today the Irish fintech has added payment card services to its focus and is headquartered in Killorglin, County Kerry. As of 2019, Fexco has more than 2,500 staff members, including staff in 29 countries worldwide.

For the past several years, McCarthy has been at the core of Fexco's success, serving as CEO from 2015 to January 2022. As a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in the information technology services sector, McCarthy possesses unique executive experience that spans software, web-based applications, and digital payments. Prior to his CEO position, McCarthy was Fexco’s Non-Executive Director and Founder of two other fintechs, Annadale Technologies and Aviso. In 2000, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin.


6. Scott Tynes, Consero Global LLC
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Scott Tynes is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Consero Global, an Austin, Texas-based Finance as a Service (FaaS) firm that's disrupting the way businesses build and maintain their finance and accounting functions. The company was founded in early 2006 and has since become the go-to solution for more than 130 clients and their portfolio companies who rely on Consero for its cloud-based platform of robust software, experienced finance professionals, and customized operational processes.

With an expertise in direct finance and consulting, Tynes has more than two decades of experience with companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, including IBM. Before launching Consero, Tynes was Director of Finance at Trilogy Software, where he led efforts to acquire and integrate more than 15 acquisitions. It was during this time that Tynes first developed his passion for creating finance solutions for smaller businesses and mid-sized companies – after seeing how often they struggled to produce quality financial records. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Rice University, where he played on the basketball team. Aside from his CEO duties, Tynes serves on the board of the Austin Technology Council, a non-profit that helps unify tech companies in Central Texas.


7. Jason Lee, DailyPay
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jason Lee is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of DailyPay, a financial technology company that is on a mission to create a new financial system that works for everyone. DailyPay partners with America’s largest employers, including Target, Hilton, Kroger, McDonalds, and Dollar Tree to offer millions of employees nationwide the powerful financial wellness benefit of on-demand payment. Under Lee’s leadership in 2021, DailyPay announced it raised $500 million in a Series D fundraising round, positioning DailyPay as the first unicorn in the industry. Featured in Time Magazine’s Top Inventions of 2021, DailyPay is rapidly expanding, doubling in size in 2021.

Lee’s accolades include being recognized as a premier thought leader in global finance by International Financing Review and Milken Global Institute. His industry insights have been featured on CNBC and in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other publications. In 2020, he co-founded the Alicia and Jason Lee Foundation to support a wide range of philanthropic endeavors. In 2021, the foundation partnered with University Settlement, one of America’s oldest social services organizations, to provide free self-defense classes in New York City to elderly community members in reaction to the rise in violence against the Asian Americans. Lee received his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.


8. Simon Paris, Finastra
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Simon Paris is the Chief Executive Officer of Finastra, a financial technology provider. Under his leadership, the company has realized its open platform vision, accelerating collaboration and innovation in financial services, and creating better experiences for people, businesses, and communities. Now, Finastra is becoming a valuable ecosystem orchestrator in Banking as a Service (BaaS) and embedded finance.

In addition to driving strategic direction and growth, Paris is a transformational leader, steering the global organization without ever losing his focus on “doing well by doing good.” Today, the company has more than 9,000 employees and 8,600 customers, and Paris is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as well as a driving force for positive change across the industry.

Paris joined Finastra (formerly Misys) as President in 2015, was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2017, and became CEO in June 2018. He previously held the role of President, Industry Cloud, at SAP and was a Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the INSEAD Business School in France and a Bachelor of Arts in Business and European Languages from the European Business School. Paris also serves on the Board of Directors for Everbridge, a critical event management software company, and Thomson Reuters.


9. Mike Massaro, Flywire
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Mike Massaro is the Chief Executive Officer of Flywire, a global payments-enablement and software company that provides overseas payment solutions for its customers. Founded in 2009, Flywire leverages its next-gen payments platform and vertical-specific software to deeply embed within the existing A/R workflows. With headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, Flywire supports more than 2,250 clients across the education, healthcare, and travel vertical market – as well as many key B2B industries.

Since becoming CEO in 2013, Massaro has led the company’s major expansion into its U.K., Europe, and Asia-Pacific operations, notably acquiring two companies in the U.K. and Australia. Prior to his CEO role, Massaro spent nearly two years at Flywire (formerly peerTransfer), leading the sales and marketing teams as well as handling strategic partnerships. He also held various executive, sales, and consulting positions at Carrier IQ and edocs, Inc. Massaro began his career in the technical risk services practice at PwC. He received a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems & Finance from Babson College, graduating magna cum laude.


10. Gavin Michael, Bakkt
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Since January 2021, Gavin Michael has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bakkt, a digital asset platform that enables businesses to offer their customers unique crypto experiences. Since joining the company, Michael has set Bakkt’s go-to-market strategy, shepherded the company through its debut as a public company in October 2021, and announced notable partners, including Mastercard, Fiserv, Finastra, and Wyndham Hotels. Prior to joining Bakkt, Michael was the Head of Technology for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank, responsible for the long-term strategic direction, planning, and management of Citi’s global technology organization, execution of its cloud architecture, data and services strategies, and digitization efforts to accelerate speed to market.

Before joining Citi, Michael was Head of Digital for Consumer and Community Banking at Chase, where he was responsible for all aspects of the digital business, including the Chase Mobile App and Chase Online. He was also the Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Accenture, the IT director for Lloyds Banking Group’s retail banking business, and Head of Strategy and Architecture at National Australia Bank. Michael has also held senior technology roles at IBM and served as a Director of Avanade, Inc. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia.


11. Jeffrey Noordhoek, Nelnet
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Noordhoek is the Chief Executive Officer of Nelnet, a consumer finance company providing products and services to participants in the education finance process. In his role, he focuses on strategic planning and growth initiatives in addition to overseeing Nelnet's Merger and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Investor Relations, Government and Industry Relations, and Corporate Communications departments. Noordhoek rose to head the company after serving as Nelnet's Chief Capital Markets Officer, with responsibility for the company's securitization and capital markets funding initiatives—including warehouse lines of credit, long-term securitizations, and private debt arrangements. He has been an integral member of Nelnet's capital markets group since 1996.

Previously, Noordhoek served as Senior Vice President of National Education Loan Network, a subsidiary of Nelnet. Prior to that, he was VP of Nelnet's predecessor Union Financial Services. Before joining Nelnet, he served seven years in various capacities, including as a Senior Associate for State Street Capital Corporation, where he assisted in the establishment of commercial paper conduit financing vehicles. Noordhoek earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University.


12. Brock Blake, Lendio
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Brock Blake is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of, a Utah-based fintech firm fueling the American dream for small businesses. Brock started the company, formerly Lending Universe, with prize money won in a college entrepreneur competition. Ten years and one name change later, that same business employs 550 (and growing) “Lendions” and is the nation’s leading small business finance solution provider.

Lendio has been honored as a Best Place to Work by Fortune, Inc. and Utah Business magazine, which also recognized Brock as CEO of the Year. The company ranked #8 on Glassdoor’s list of Utah Places to Work. Recently, lending data indicated Lendio was achieving its goal of making capital accessible to all business owners, including owners from traditional underserved communities. During pandemic shutdowns—when Lendio re-engineered its technology to facilitate more than 200,000 small business PPP loans totaling $10 billion+ and impacting 2.8 million American jobs—37% of Lendio’s first-draw PPP borrowers were women and 24% of first-draw borrowers were Black business owners. When the Paycheck Protection Program ended in May 2021, Lendio pivoted to its traditional business and had returned to pre-pandemic loan-facilitating capacity by December 2021.

For nearly 10 years, Blake has been a regular contributor in the Entrepreneur and Small Business sections on Prior to Lendio, he founded and was CEO of FundingUniverse, which connected entrepreneurs to angels, VCs, and other private investors. He received his Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurial Finance with a minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University.


13. Laurent le Moal, PayU
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Laurent is the Chief Executive Officer of PayU, the Payments and FinTech division of the Naspers Group, with operations in 20 countries across India, EMEA, LatAm, and Southeast Asia. PayU is a key advocate of crypto currencies and blockchain technologies with several investments to date, including being one of the founding members of the Libra association and a member of its Board of Directors. His leadership position makes him responsible for the company’s global operations, and he brings extensive knowledge of digital payments and high-growth markets to PayU.

Prior to PayU, le Moal culminated an 11-year career at PayPal as its Vice President and General Manager for Continental Europe, Russia, Middle-East, and Africa. He kicked off his career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey before founding, growing, and eventually selling his own software company. He currently serves on the Board of Remitly and as an independent Director for Monese, a digital bank in the U.K. He received a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and graduate degrees from the University of Bocconi and HEC in Paris.


14. Antony Jenkins CBE, 10x Banking
Title: Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer

As Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Antony Jenkins leads 10x Banking in its mission to be the global bank operating system of choice. He is committed to driving the digital economy beyond the boundaries of 10x; he serves as Group Chairman of Currencies Direct, the leading U.K. non-bank provider of foreign exchange and international payment services, a Board Member of Blockchain, the world’s leading software platform for digital assets, and Board Director for U.S. mortgage lending giant Fannie Mae. Jenkins is also an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee.

Additionally, he is committed to advancing digital education and skills in the workforce; his dedication to the advancement of learning is recognized in his role at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, which he led as Chair through to the summer of 2021. Before creating 10x, Jenkins served as Group CEO of Barclays plc for three years. He was awarded a CBE for services to business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2021.


15. Sasan Goodarzi, Intuit
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Sasan Goodarzi is Chief Executive Officer of financial software company Intuit, which includes the programs TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, Credit Karma, and Mailchimp. Most recently, Goodarzi served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intuit’s Small Business and Self-Employed Group. In his extended and multi-faceted tenure with the company, he has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group, Intuit’s Chief Information Officer, General Manager of Intuit’s ProTax organization, and General Manager of Intuit’s Financial Services Division.

Before coming to Intuit, Goodarzi worked for Invensys, a provider of industrial automation, transportation, and controls technology, as Global President of the products group. He also held a number of senior leadership roles in the automation control division at Honeywell and served as the CEO and Co-founder of technology startup Lazer Cables. Goodarzi is a member of the Board of Directors at Intuit and Atlassian. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Electrical Engineering at the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


16. Rohit Arora, Biz2Credit
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Rohit Arora, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Biz2Credit, is one of America's top experts in small business lending and a FinTech pioneer. He and his brother, Ramit, founded Biz2Credit to help small business owners of the South Asian community gain easier access to capital. The concept quickly spread, and since its inception in 2007, Biz2Credit has facilitated more than $7 billion in funding to tens of thousands of small firms. In 2020-21, Biz2Credit was one of only a few FinTech companies approved by the SBA to process Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications and was among the program’s top processors.

Arora was named 2011 Top Entrepreneur by Crain’s NY Business, which has listed Biz2Credit among NYC’s Fast 50 multiple times. He has advised the President's Council of Economic Advisors on small business finance and meets regularly with leaders of the Small Business Administration, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury. He is a frequent speaker at top industry events, an oft-quoted media source on banking and FinTech trends, and a weekly columnist for Forbes.

Before launching Biz2Credit, Arora worked for Deloitte Consulting, Goldman Sachs, and Silkroute, a Singapore-based private equity fund. He holds a Master of Science in International Finance from Columbia University.


17. Jason Guss, Octane
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jason Guss is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Octane, the fintech that is revolutionizing the buying experience for passion purchases. Through its tech-enabled lending platform and in-house lender, Roadrunner Financial, Octane delivers a fast, simple, and seamless digital-to-retail buying experience that benefits customers, merchants, and manufacturers. After gaining traction in Powersports, Octane expanded into Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE), beginning with zero-turn mowers in 2018 and adding tractors and trailers in 2022; it plans to enter additional markets in the future. The fast-growing company currently partners with more than 30 OEMs and 4,000 dealers and makes financing accessible by covering more credit-worthy customers than other national lenders. Under Guss’ leadership, Octane raised its Series D round in May 2021, bringing its valuation to $900 million, and it closed 2021 GAAP net income positive. Guss prioritizes a collaborative, inclusive company culture for Octane’s over 500 employees.

Prior to Octane, Guss worked at Capital One in Corporate Strategy. A supporter of the fintech community, he frequently shares his knowledge and expertise with entrepreneurs and is an investor in and board member for fintech startups. Guss received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from Yale University.


18. Matt Hawkins, Snap Finance
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Matt Hawkins is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Snap Finance, a fintech company with more than 1,000 team members working in their Salt Lake City headquarters, remotely, and in satellite offices around the globe. Since 2012, Snap has worked to bring flexible, pay-over-time financing options to more than three million consumers, regardless of their credit history. Snap’s proprietary decisioning platform allows them to look at each customer through a more holistic, human lens, changing the face and pace of consumer retail finance.

Hawkins is driven by the belief that you can “do well by doing good.” This fuels his passion for Snap Cares – Snap’s philanthropic efforts committed to giving back to communities in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to Snap Finance, he co-founded Snap Advances, a digital merchant finance company that provides working and expansion capital to businesses throughout the United States. Hawkins earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


19. Jason Gardner, Marqeta
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jason Gardner is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Marqeta, Inc. Under his leadership, Marqeta defined the global standard for modern card issuing, developing an industry-leading issuer processor platform that now powers the world’s most innovative companies.

Prior to his role at Marqeta, Gardner co-founded PropertyBridge, which became the leading rent and lease-related payment and transaction integration platform for multifamily real estate. PropertyBridge was acquired by MoneyGram International (MGI) in 2007. Previously, Gardner founded Vertical Think, an IT management company that worked with startups and larger organizations.

Gardner grew up in New Jersey, where he had numerous businesses, including making and selling tie-dyed T-shirts. He was a G.O. at Club Med in Paradise Island, The Bahamas and a Constituent Liaison for Senator John McCain in Arizona, working as a contact between McCain’s constituents and the armed services and IRS. After graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, he moved to California to pursue his passion for technology.


20. Guillaume Pousaz,
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Guillaume Pousaz, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of online payments facilitator, has grown his company over the last decade to more than 1,600 employees in 19 countries while delivering high-performance payments solutions to thousands of large enterprise merchants. tripled its valuation to $15 billion in a fundraising round led by Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global Management in mid-2021. Concurrently, stellar employee feedback landed Pousaz on Glassdoor's list of top U.K. CEOs.

Pousaz worked in the U.S. for a payments-processing firm before launching London-based He is also a keen startup investor and a mentor for the Endeavor network. Zinal Growth, Pousaz’s recently established technology-focused family office, has invested in e-commerce startups Ziina and Wayflyer as well as blockchain firm Snickerdoodle Labs. Pousaz studied at Ecole Polytechnique and HEC Lausanne.


21. Dan Holt, BillGO
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dan Holt is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fintech trailblazer BillGO, provider of award-winning bill management and payments technology serving more than 30 million consumers and thousands of financial institutions, Fintechs, and billers. Launched in 2015, BillGO combines speed, choice, and intelligence with simple integration to change the way people make and receive bill payments. Under Holt’s leadership, BillGO has become the top bill payments engine in the financial industry.

In 2021, Holt was a Colorado Governor's Citizenship Medal Winner for Growth and Innovation, which honors those who inspire excellence and public service. He was also named an MVB Financial Corp. Director and will serve as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the MVB Board.

After eight years in the U.S. Air Force, Holt held several leadership positions in Silicon Valley. For eight years, his team at HEIT built the leading cloud services company for the financial industry. Upon its acquisition, Holt led CSI’s technology and services as President and General Manager. During his tenure, CSI became the largest secure banking cloud for community banks and credit unions. He is also part of the Fed Secure Payments Task Force and mentors students in Colorado State University’s Entrepreneurship Program.


22. Luan Cox, FinMkt
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Luan Cox is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of FinMkt, a customizable, embedded SaaS solution for home improvement and healthcare point of sale financing. FinMkt’s award-winning, API-driven technology offers speed-to-market for banks, credit unions, and alternative lenders by providing a real-time, end-to-end digital consumer financing platform combined with a marketplace of high-quality home improvement companies and healthcare providers. In addition to its lender client-base, FinMkt provides its embedded multi-lender, full waterfall, and lender integration services to innovative, high-quality home improvement companies and healthcare providers. FinMkt has experienced triple digit growth and earned the trust of major lenders, home improvement companies, and healthcare providers.

Cox is the recipient of many awards from various publications, including NYC FinTech Women’s Inspiring Fintech Females, Top 100 Women in Fintech, and Top 25 Women Leaders. In 2021, FinMkt was invited to join the World Economic Forum’s elite Technology Pioneers Cohort. She served as Founder and General Manager of Interactive Data Managed Solution, EVP of Global Sales and Marketing for Stockpoint, and Executive Director of Partner Solutions for Cox received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of North Texas.


23. Art Agrawal, Jerry
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Art Agrawal is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jerry, the car ownership super app. The company was born of Agrawal’s desire to eliminate hassle from his own frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming experiences with car insurance, financing, repair, maintenance, warranties, and parking. He and his co-founders first disrupted the century-old car insurance process and launched Jerry’s AI- and ML-based insurance comparison service in 2019. Today, the company serves more than two million customers as a licensed insurance broker and an authorized auto refinance provider. Jerry customers save an average of $887 a year on insurance and many multiply their savings with its new auto refinancing service.

Agrawal leads with a relentless focus on the customer experience as the company builds additional marketplaces to save customers time and money on all areas of car ownership. Previously, he founded the on-demand car repair services provider YourMechanic, the 2012 winner of TechCrunch Disrupt. As CEO, Agrawal grew YourMechanic to the largest company in its industry, with more than 2,000 mechanics across the U.S. Agrawal attended Drexel University and started his first company at 22.


24. Shai Wininger, Lemonade
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Shai Wininger is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Lemonade, which offers renters, homeowners, pet, and life insurance. He has served in various roles for the company in his seven-year tenure, including as President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors. Wininger is resolutely focused on reversing the traditional insurance model to improve customer experiences, as well as eliminating the conflict of interest between the insurer and the insured.

Prior to co-founding Lemonade, Wininger founded Fiverr, and as its Chief Technology Officer managed the engineering, design, and product departments. Before that, he served in senior management capacities for industrial grade analytics and control platform Mobideo Aerospace and Handsmart Software, a mobile licensing platform for content-driven mobile apps. Prior to those positions, Wininger worked for Trimus, a pioneering virtual reality web browser. He is currently an investor and member of the board for condo and co-op management company Daisy. Wininger served as a resident faculty member of computer graphics at The Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design and Education.


25. Tore Steen, CrowdStreet
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Tore Steen is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of the online real estate investing platform CrowdStreet, named Investopedia’s Best Overall Real Estate Crowdfunding site in both 2021 and 2022. Steen is a business leader in the internet and software industries with deep expertise in strategy, business development, sales, and marketing for both publicly traded and private enterprises.

Prior to CrowdStreet, Steen was instrumental in leading the product, sales, marketing, and business development efforts for Janrain, taking them from early-stage rapid growth phases to becoming the recognized leader in the social identity space with a full user management platform and global enterprise customers. He has held senior leadership roles as the Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at WebTrends and Director of Business Development at EarthLink. Steen earned a Master of Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame.


26. Valentin Stalf, N26
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Valentin Stalf is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of German neobank N26, which offers a banking alternative to traditional banks for individuals and self-employed people who are traveling or conducting business in multiple currencies. N26 has grown to include more than 2.5 million customers across 24 European markets. With its full banking license, state-of-the-art technology, and no-branch network, N26 is effectively redesigning banking for the 21st century. Stalf recently brought his company through a $900 million funding round to help it branch out beyond retail banking into new areas such as crypto and stock trading.

Prior to founding N26, Stalf was an entrepreneur in residence for Rocket Internet, an incubator and investor in online startups. During his time there, he helped to develop several companies in the mobile payments industry, including payleven and Paymill GmbH. He has also worked in strategy consulting and investment banking. He is currently a member of the advisory board at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Stalf has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management as well as a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of St. Gallen.


27. Markus Pertlwieser, Penta
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Markus Pertlwieser has been the Chief Executive Officer of Penta since February 2021. Penta is the leading neo-bank for the self-employed, freelancers, and small and medium-sized enterprises - based in Germany, Europe's largest economy. As a curated digital platform, Penta provides a unique offering of daily, open, and beyond banking. Penta’s Mission is to invent the best business banking so that its customers can concentrate on what they are passionate about: their customers and their business.

Pertlwieser is a proven expert in digital business models as well as platform economics. He has 20 years of experience in developing and implementing business and innovation strategies. Prior to joining Penta, he worked for Deutsche Bank AG from 2008 to 2020 in various leadership positions, most recently as a member of the Executive Board of the Private and Corporate Clients Bank and as Chief Digital Officer. He started his career at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company, where he worked in strategy consulting for banks and insurance companies from 2001 to 2008. Pertlwieser studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Kassel in 2004.


28. Matthew Oppenheimer, Remitly
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Oppenheimer co-founded Remitly, which makes international money transfers faster, more transparent, and more affordable through its global network, and serves as its Chief Executive Officer in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors. He has grown his company to become the leading mobile-first provider of remittances and financial services for immigrants. Oppenheimer was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the Pacific Northwest and has been recognized as a Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree for his leadership.

In the years before he founded Remitly, Oppenheimer worked for Barclays, where he led business management activities for the Managing Director of corporate banking coverage in the U.K. and Ireland. He also spearheaded the launch of the first internet banking platform for Barclays Bank Kenya. Oppenheimer preceded his time with Barclays as a Senior Consulting Associate with Cambridge Associates. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of community-based credit union BECU. Oppenheimer earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dartmouth College.


29. Stephen Murphy, Genesis Global
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Genesis. After spending his career leading both technology and electronic trading teams, he believed that there had to be a better way to develop, deliver, support, and maintain software. The vision of Genesis is to enable financial market organizations to innovate at speed through a low-code platform that supercharges developers to build resilient, performant, and secure applications with unmatched efficiency and scale. In February 2022, Genesis secured $200 million Series C led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Accel, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Illuminate Financial, Insight Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and Tribeca Early Stage Partners.

Prior to Genesis, Murphy was Global Head of Electronic Trading at BTG Pactual, CIO at HSBC, and Head of U.S. Front Office Equities IT at Merrill Lynch. He began his career as an Equities Trading Developer at Goldman Sachs. Murphy received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Kent.


30. Dennis Wall, BillingPlatform
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Wall is the Chief Executive Officer of BillingPlatform, a cloud-based revenue management platform that enables enterprises to effectively deliver and monetize products and services that result in growth and competitive differentiation. Since 2017, Wall has been at the helm of BillingPlatform, leading the company through a phase of significant growth and international expansion. Over the last three years, during a global pandemic and significant macro-economic challenges, the company has seen a 345% revenue growth rate while signing large enterprise customers – such as Self Esteem Brands, IDP Education, and DirecTV – and expanding its operations into Europe and Australia/New Zealand. The company was also recognized by Deloitte Technology as a Fast 500 winner and was included in Inc. 5,000 fastest growing private companies.

Prior to BillingPlatform, Wall was a founder of Cloud Sherpas, a leading global cloud computing advisory and technology services company. It was recognized as a leading partner of, Google, and ServiceNow and was eventually acquired by Accenture. Before Cloud Sherpas, Wall was a Founder of OKERE, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) consulting firm focused on CRM technologies and other enterprise information solutions that was acquired by Fujitsu. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Marketing from the University of Delaware.


31. Nik Storonsky, Revolut
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nik Storonsky is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Revolut, a fintech company leveraging mobile app-based current accounts as an alternative to physical banks. Storonsky strives to create a global financial “superapp,” allowing customers to manage all their financial needs through a single platform. Revolut is on a mission to offer customers better value as well as service and security by maintaining a rapid rate of innovation. It currently boasts 15 million active customers in more than 30 countries.

Prior to founding Revolut, Storonsky was an equity derivatives trader at both Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. He received a Master of Science in General and Applied Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and a Master of Arts in Applied Economics and Finance from the New Economic School.


32. Ronald Alvarenga, Inswitch
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Ronald Alvarenga is the Chief Executive Officer of Inswitch, a global embedded financial technology company. Inswitch solves two urgent problems for organizations moving to the digital world: it provides the multi-rail payment infrastructure to accelerate the transformation to e-commerce and a full digital wallet and banking platform, allowing any company to rapidly build and launch reliable financial services around the world. Thanks to his leadership and the qualified Inswitch team, the company is disrupting the banking and payments sector in LatAm and the Caribbean. Currently, the company has presence in 30 countries and processes more than $10 billion in Total Payment Volume for more than 80 million users.

Before working at Inswitch, Alvarenga was the Head of LatAm for Rapyd, a global fintech-as-a-service company. From 2011 to 2018, he worked in the Telecommunication industry as Director of Mobile Financial Services, launching and leading one of the top ten largest mobile wallets in the world. He was also a Board Member of the GSMA global Mobile Money group. In 2006, Alvarenga was Chief of Sales of Consumer Banking Products at Citibank and appointed Regional Vice-President of Products and Segments one year later. Before Citibank, he worked at Banco Cuscatlán El Salvador where he held roles as Product Manager of Cash Management and as Head Of Bancassurance. Alvarenga holds a Master of Business Administration from INCAE Business School.


33. Wayne Slavin, Sure
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Slavin is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sure. A seasoned entrepreneur, Slavin stays at the forefront of innovation by creating disruptive technologies that improve the customer experience for industries relying on legacy tech stacks. In 2021, he led Sure into its next phase of growth, securing $100 million in Series C funding. The company was recently ranked the 13th fastest-growing technology company in North America by Deloitte Technology Fast 500, has been named to multiple insurtech 100 lists, and has been recognized with countless Best Place to Work awards.

Prior to Sure, Slavin founded the SaaS company BackupRight, which sold in 2012. He was the first employee and Vice President of product management at Tapingo, named the Most Innovative Company of 2013 by TechCrunch. Slavin’s achievements are further enhanced by roles at mobile app NetSlumber, Barnes & Noble, and Buddy Media, which was acquired by Salesforce. He earned his Master of Science from Columbia University.


34. Alastair Lukies CBE, Pollinate
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Alastair Lukies CBE is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pollinate International, which delivers rapid innovation for global banks in payments and services for their small business customers. Pollinate’s platform connects banks to small and medium-sized businesses to seamlessly provide safe, secure payments and digital business tools, including innovative loyalty programs. Since launch, Pollinate has partnered with top tier banks including NatWest in the U.K., NAB in Australia, and CIBC in Canada, growing to a value of more than £100 million and employing more than 130 people.

Lukies is also Chair of the Fintech Alliance – which represents more than 250 businesses in the U.K. FinTech sector – and a member of the U.K. Prime Minister’s Business Council, having previously been the FinTech Business Ambassador. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Global Advisory Council at Motive Partners.

He previously founded mobile solutions innovator Monitise, which he grew to value of $2 billion, with 1,700 staff on four continents. He was also Co-founder of, the portal for Westminster, Whitehall, and the devolved institutions. Lukies was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking and charity in June 2014. Educated at Bishop’s Stortford College, he initially had a career in rugby before founding epolitix.


35. Scott Craig, AccelOne
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Scott Craig is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AccelOne, a software company that provides custom software development, staffing, and strategy services to organizations around the world. Founded on the principles of transparency and accountability, AccelOne was launched in 2013 from Kirkland, Washington. Since then, the company has opened offices in Buenos Aires and Las Vegas. In 2019, AccelOne was recognized as a Top Developer by Clutch.

Craig, who previously spent more than a decade in the software development outsourcing business, was inspired to create AccelOne after recognizing a lack of accountability and transparency in the relationship between client and vendor. As CEO, he leads initiatives for both U.S. and foreign entities. For more than 30 years, he's excelled in numerous fields, including venture capital formation and executive management strategy consulting.

Prior to AccelOne, Craig was Co-Founder/Managing Partner of AltaSource Group, which became an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company in America, and the #1 Fastest Growing IT Company in Washington State. Originally, Craig began his career at Dex Media and later became Director of Sales and Marketing at Door To Door storage (DTD), a company which became the #1 Fastest Growing Company in Puget Sound. In 1989, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound.


36. Mazy Dar, OpenFin
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mazy Dar is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OpenFin. OpenFin is the operating system for enterprise productivity, providing an integrated desktop application ecosystem for firms throughout the capital markets. Industry giants leverage OpenFin’s intelligent workspaces and developer platform to empower their teams to work more efficiently. In his role as CEO, Dar is responsible for setting OpenFin’s overall direction and plays a critical role in determining product development and strategy. Since its inception over a decade ago, the company has seen widespread adoption, with 90% of global financial institutions, including more than 2,400 buy- and sell-side firms, leveraging more than 3,500 desktop apps.

Prior to co-founding OpenFin, Dar served as Vice President of CDS Marketing and Strategy at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Chief Strategy Officer of Creditex Group Inc. He began his career as a Programmer Analyst for UBS. Dar received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University.


37. Ryan Williams, Cadre
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Williams founded the technology-enabled commercial real estate investing platform Cadre in 2014. Cadre is a groundbreaking commercial real estate investment platform that offers institutional and individual investors the opportunity to access expertly curated real estate assets with lower minimums, lower fees, and unprecedented potential for liquidity. Via its data-driven and transparent approach, Cadre opens participation in a historically opaque and illiquid asset class. Along with its traditional investment offerings, Cadre also provides investors with the ability to pursue highly vetted commercial real estate opportunities and the opportunity to seek liquidity through its proprietary secondary market, a unique offering within the industry.

Since inception, Cadre has closed more than $3.5 billion in real estate transactions across 22 U.S. markets and delivered a 17.8% net average IRR across all completed property sales, resulting in the return of more than $300 million of capital to Cadre investors to date. Cadre is backed by investors such as Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz, Ford Foundation, Harvard Management Company, Khosla Ventures, Thrive Capital, General Catalyst, and others.

Prior to founding Cadre, Williams worked at The Blackstone Group in its real estate private equity division where he was involved in more than $3 billion in transactions across multiple asset classes. Prior to Blackstone he worked at Goldman Sachs in its technology, media, and telecom group. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College.


38. Sankaet Pathak, Synapse Financial Technologies
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive

Sankaet Pathak is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Synapse Financial Technologies, the only Banking-as-a-Service platform that enables builders to launch feature complete deposit, credit, and crypto products in weeks. After immigrating to the U.S. from India, Pathak experienced first-hand the difficulty in opening a U.S. bank account or getting approved for credit without a financial history. He did not fit into the traditional financial framework and he realized there must be millions of others experiencing the same problem. That’s why the company is dedicated to providing access to financial services for people who have been left behind by traditional banking institutions and enabling developers to create more creative and accessible financial products on its API infrastructure. Today, Synapse services approximately 11 million users and processes more than $53 billion in transactions annually.

Prior to Synapse, Pathak was a Research Assistant in physics at the University of Memphis, where he helped publish more than 25 research papers. He received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science from the University of Memphis.


39. Martin Markiewicz, Silent Eight
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Martin Markiewicz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Silent Eight, a technology company founded in Singapore in 2013 that leverages artificial intelligence to create custom compliance models for the world’s leading financial institutions. With an educational background in mathematics, Markiewicz is a serial entrepreneur and self-described “problem solver.” Prior to Silent Eight, he launched several successful startups in Europe and Asia, including a hydropower startup that he guided through a successful IPO.

With his 16 years of experience in software and artificial intelligence solutions covering a wide range of applications, Markiewicz has taken the challenge of helping banks outsmart financial criminals and money launderers, who are gaming their transaction systems, head-on. He was named among the Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs in the world by The Financial Technology Report in 2020 in recognition of his leadership and accomplishments in the growing sector.


40. Christopher Doyle, Billd
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris Doyle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Billd, a fast-growing fintech company looking to disrupt a $1.4 trillion dollar industry. Their strategy has been to counter the decades-long broken payment cycle in construction by creating payment solutions designed for the industry. It offers industry leading financial and technology products built to empower customers, the commercial subcontractor, to do the best work of their lives. Since its founding in 2018, Billd has raised $90 million in investor capital and has funded materials on commercial construction projects worth over $30 billion. Billd currently has offices in Austin, TX and Phoenix, AZ and serves subcontractors around the United States.

A strong believer in championing the subcontractor, Doyle’s previous experience in the construction industry was instrumental in founding Billd. As a Project Manager, he felt firsthand the challenges that subcontractors were facing in regards to cash flow struggles. Before Billd, Doyle was the Chief Commercial Officer at Dividend Finance, a California based specialty lender for home energy improvements. During his time at Dividend Finance he founded SiteCapture, a field services technology platform that allows contractors to capture photos and data at the job-site. Doyle received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science at Texas A&M University in 2003. He received a Master of Business Administration and Management from Rice University in 2015.


41. Andrew Williams, Quantile
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Williams is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quantile, which delivers market leading post trade services to some of the largest financial institutions globally. By reducing risk, capital and notional requirements, Quantile increases market liquidity and makes the financial system safer.

Williams, together with Stephen O’Connor, founded Quantile in 2015 when they recognized there was a need for innovation in the sector. The company is now a market leader in its field and has more than 90 employees based in London, New York, and Amsterdam – with Tokyo coming soon. More recently, Quantile announced that it is to be acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group plc. Prior to founding Quantile, Williams spent more than 18 years at Morgan Stanley, where he held senior trading and risk management roles in London, New York, and Tokyo. He holds a Master’s of Engineering from the University of Manchester.


42. Patrick Boyaggi, Own Up
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Boyaggi is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Own Up, a Boston-based company changing the way people seek out, secure, and compare mortgages. Propelled by Boyaggi's belief that everyone should understand their mortgage, Own Up provides a combination of intelligent software and personalized advice from mortgage experts to empower consumers to make the right decisions for them.

Prior to co-founding Own Up, Boyaggi was a Senior Vice President at Leader Bank, where he led a team that closed more than $11 billion in residential mortgages, effectively increasing annual loan volume by over 140%. He also served as a Management Consultant in Accenture's Financial Services practice. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Bates College and his Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


43. Abdul K. Naushad, Buckzy
Title: Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Abdul K. Naushad is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Buckzy Payments Inc., the go-to network for real-time cross-border payments connecting businesses and consumers globally. With the most comprehensive embedded finance platform for pay-outs/pay-ins integrated with multi-currency virtual accounts to move money across the globe faster, Buckzy is gaining momentum and enabling fintechs, FIs, B2B Commerce, and MSBs to move money. Buckzy’s network is constantly evolving and currently offers access to more than 80 countries, with access to more than 20 wallets and four billion user accounts worldwide.

Prior to Buckzy, Naushad was the CEO at another leading global fintech platform delivering B2B payment SaaS software, helping to modernize technology for the cross-border payment space. Prior to that, he served as the President of Fusion Software Technologies Inc, a global financial technology systems integrator. A developer/programmer at his start, Naushad has more than 25 years in the FinTech space with deep expertise in global payments. He completed and received his Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Penn State University in 2009.


44. Wayne Hennessy-Barrett, 4G Capital
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Hennessy-Barrett is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 4G Capital, the award-winning Neobank for Africa, delivering last-mile finance and enterprise training to small businesses in Kenya and Uganda. The company has helped 250,000 micro-entrepreneurs increase annual revenues by 82%, with $240 million loaned since inception. Unprecedented repayment and client repeat rates are achieved by blending machine learning with personal customer service. 4G Capital partners with global and local brands, distributers, and retailers to boost sales and grow value chains.

It recently closed its Series C round to scale into new markets and broaden its range of products with client digitization. 4G Capital was ranked in the top 10 global B Corporation finance providers in the 2022 Real Leader awards. Hennessy-Barrett had a distinguished first career as an infantry officer in the British Army, seeing extensive active duty worldwide. He volunteers with several charities focusing on poverty, social exclusion, and veterans’ issues.

Hennessy-Barrett holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Studies from King’s College London, a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Exeter University and attended the Harvard Business School Strategic Leadership in Financial Inclusion executive course.


45. Andrew Peek, Delphia
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Peek is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Delphia. Peek has committed himself to expanding access to prosperity and he is currently working to turn data into an asset class. Peek’s latest venture, Delphia, is attempting to build the world’s first investment strategy that anyone can improve with data. Delphia is re-thinking how the digital world approaches topics such as privacy, collective action, and governance.

An entrepreneur and angel investor, Peek speaks on the impact of exponential change in day-to-day life and backs projects that aspire to make capitalism better and help narrow the wealth gap. Prior to Delphia, Peek was Managing Partner at City & Stay Hotel Group and was Head of Speaker Coaching for TEDxToronto. He was also Co-Founder and CEO at Pilot, which made idea collaboration software for the creative services market, and was a Partner and Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) at Jet Cooper, both of which were acquired by Shopify. Peek graduated from the University of Toronto Scarborough with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Strategic Management.


46. Sonia Dorais, Chaser
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Sonia Dorais is Chief Executive Officer of Chaser, the market-leading accounts receivables automation software and credit control services provider. As a result of Dorais’ leadership and new strategic direction for Chaser throughout the first year of her appointment as CEO, company revenues have increased by 103%, and the business’ total addressable market increased by 700%. Dorais embodies Chaser’s vision to create a world where all businesses have the confidence they will get paid for their work, and under her leadership, Chaser has helped businesses worldwide chase and recover over $10 billion in late payments.

Prior to this role, Dorais led the growth of numerous fintechs in Canada and the U.K. that specialized in digitization and automation of finance and accounting tasks and functions. With nearly 20 years’ experience in fast-growing businesses, she is driven by a passion for helping people and businesses reach their full potential. Dorais has been recognized for her accomplishments by being shortlisted for CEO of the Year (Management Today Inspiring Women in Business Awards, 2021). Previously, Dorais worked as CMO at cap-table and ESOP software Capdesk and was CMO for accounts payable platform Compleat Software.


47. Jeffrey Chen, Verikai
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Chen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Verikai, an insuretech company leveraging alternative data and machine learning to change the way the insurance industry views risk. Focused primarily on underwriting efficiencies, Verikai’s well-established database of more than 1.3 trillion data points includes 5,000 behavior attributes for 250 million people in the United States and provides deep insight into group and individual risk. This greater insight helps insurance companies increase new business, reduce losses – and ultimately, provide consumers and businesses with greater access to a broader range of insurance products. Under Chen’s leadership, Verikai has grown in a few short years from a new startup to a household name in the predictive risk space for insurance, culminating in its recent acquisition by American Financial Group, a Fortune 500 organization.

Prior to joining Verikai, Chen spent six years at Guidewire Software, leading its value sales organization. Before his move into software, he worked at multiple consulting firms, advising Fortune 500 companies for over a decade on customer strategy and operations. He received his Bachelor of Science from Penn State University, Master of Science from George Washington University, and a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University.


48. Tunde Kehinde, Lidya
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Tunde Kehinde, Chief Executive Officer of Lidya, has a long history of founding, leading, and growing successful businesses in emerging markets. Kehinde is a seasoned emerging markets entrepreneur, the Co-founder of Jumia Nigeria, Africa’s first unicorn (publicly listed on the NYSE), and Africa Courier Express. Kehinde most recently co-founded Lidya, a digital fintech lender which allows leading business owners, building high impact businesses in fast growing economies, to unlock one-click, same day credit and build a credit rating for the first time.

Lidya has one of Africa’s largest, deepest, and most comprehensive databases of SME data. With systems that have in aggregate digitized and analyzed more than $50 billion worth of data over the last five years, Lidya has registered 220,000 businesses, disbursed 32,500 loans, and is approaching $100 million in disbursement value across its key markets, Nigeria, Czech Republic, and Poland. Lidya provides the best outcomes for its customers by eliminating complexity and providing simple and intuitive finance. Lidya has raised close to $16.5 million and is backed by blue-chip international investors, including Omidyar Network, Accion, Bamboo Capital, Newid, Alitheia, and Goodwell Investments.

Kehinde has been called The Jeff Bezos of Africa by the BBC and C2 Montreal. He speaks passionately about what needs to be done to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create wealth, in turn supporting economic diversification and influencing job creation. He has prior experience as a business development executive with Diageo in London and as an investment banking professional with Wachovia Securities in North Carolina and New York City. Kehinde graduated with honors in Finance from Howard University and has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


49. David Jarvis, Griffin
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

David Jarvis is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Griffin, a Banking as a Service provider currently seeking authorization to become the U.K.’s first platform bank. Purpose-built for the next wave of fintech growth, Griffin aims to combine a best-in-class technology platform with the trust and security of a fully regulated bank. Jarvis has assembled a stellar team of experienced banking and technology leaders to steer the company and has raised more than £9 million in seed capital to date. He is also passionate about embedding and safeguarding Griffin’s culture, which is based on trust, kindness, and radical transparency.

Prior to founding Griffin, Jarvis worked as a software engineer, building and scaling infrastructure for Silicon Valley unicorns such as Airbnb and CircleCI. He also worked at Standard Treasury, an API banking startup, where he was responsible for the security architecture of the core banking system. Standard Treasury was acquired by Silicon Valley Bank in 2015, but Jarvis’ time there gave him unique insight into the API banking space, which ultimately became the catalyst for founding Griffin in 2017. Jarvis also authored Learning ClojureScript (2016), along with Griffin co-founder Allen Rohner. Jarvis received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.


50. Irfan Khan, mmob
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Irfan Khan is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of mmob, leaders in embedded finance. The company empowers consumer-facing brands to supercharge their growth through embedded finance partnerships. Clients have access to an ecosystem of third-party providers and can deploy their chosen financial products using a single snippet of code, deploying within hours. Clients benefit from improved user retention with seamless end-to-end journeys, unlocked revenue streams, and a dashboard of unrivalled user analytics that promote further innovation.

Khan founded mmob in 2020, driven by a passion for improving financial services. He is a seasoned fintech founder after previously founding an FCA regulated B2C investment platform and successfully exiting. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, previously leading large-scale digital transformation projects for HSBC, RBS, and Barclays. Khan is an advocate for diversity within financial services and independently mentors start-up companies from underrepresented communities. He was named one of the Financial Times’ 100 Most Influential BAME leaders in U.K. Tech in 2019 and named by Business Leader in the Top 32 Companies of 2022. He received his Fellow Certified Management Accountant (FCMA) from the Chartered Institution of Management Accountants.