FinXTech 2017 Advisory Group Announced

BRENTWOOD, TENN., January 24, 2017FinXTech, powered by Bank Director, announced its 2017 Advisory Group comprised of a select number of technology startup founders, established technology providers, innovation leaders in banking, investors and government and non-government policy leaders – all of which make up the FinXTech ecosystem.

Advisors are charged with informing FinXTech with the changes that are constantly occurring within their industry and how these changes impact the financial community – allowing FinXTech to provide the most relevant and most up-to-date information to bank leaders across the U.S. This group also provides content to FinXTech.com, attends FinXTech events throughout the year, and a select group will take part in our Best of FinXTech Awards judging panel.

Kelsey Weaver, president of FinXtech said, “We are happy to have this carefully curated group of thought leaders from around the financial industry join our FinXTech Advisory Group. We look forward to their contributions to assist banks and financial service firms stay on top of the trends and challenges facing the industry today.”

This year’s FinXTech Advisory Group is comprised of the following members:
Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO, Barefoot Innovation Group
Thomas Brown, Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings LLP
Michael Butler, President & CEO, Radius Bank
Michael Carter, Founder & CEO, BizEquity
Pete Chiccino, EVP & CIO, The Bancorp Inc.
Sima Gandhi, Head of Business Development & Strategy, Plaid
Ryan Gilbert, General Partner, Propel Venture Partners
John Gill, COO & CRO, Somerset Trust Company
Joe Guastella, Global & U.S. Managing Principal, Financial Services, Deloitte Consulting LLP
James Hale, III, Founding Partner, FTV Capital
Fatema Hamdani, Managing Director, SyntraPoint
Adrienne Harris, Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, White House National Economic Council
John Jacobs, Founder & CEO, Q3 Advisors
Brandon Janosky, Director & Portfolio Manager, Detalus
Atul Kamra, Managing Partner, SixThirty
Aditya Khurjekar, CEO & Co-Founder, Let’s Talk Payments
Jimmie Lenz, Director of Technology Risk, Wells Fargo, Wealth & Investment Management
Walt Levengood, Consultant
Vivian Maese, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Bill McNulty, Entreprenuer in Residence, Capital One
Sultan Meghji, Founder & Managing Partner, Virtova
Greg Ott, President, Nav, Inc.
John Pizzi, CEO, BaseVenture
Dennis Roman, CMO, TCS Financial Solutions
Gregg Schoenberg, Founder, Wescott Capital
Chris Skinner, CEO, The Finanser Ltd
Andrew Smith, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Brookdale Senior Living Solutions
Christa Steele, Former President, CEO & Board Member, Mechanics Bank; Founder, Boardroom Consulting LLC
John Thompson, SVP & Leader, Program Team, CFSI
Huma Usmani, CMO & Co-Founder, Hexanika
Andres Wolberg-Stok, Director, Citi Fintech
Jon Zanoff, Founder, Empire Startups

To connect with these thought leaders, please visit FinXTech.com.

About FinXTech
Serving as the intersection between financial institutions and technology leaders, Bank Director’s new division FinXTech, has been designed as a resource for authoritative, relevant and trusted content for banks, fintech companies, investors and services firms. For more information visit FinXTech.com.

About Bank Director
Since 1991, Bank Director has served as a leading information resource for the directors and officers of financial institutions. Through its print and digital editions of Bank Director magazine, executive-level research, annual conferences and its website, BankDirector.com, Bank Director reaches the leaders of the institutions that comprise America’s banking industry. Bank Director is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee. For more information visit BankDirector.com.

Source: FinXTech.com

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Tricia Lesh

Vice President of Marketing

Tricia Lesh is Vice President of Marketing for Bank Director and manages the production and development projects for BankDirector.com and FinXTech.com. In addition, Tricia is focused on leading the direction of the company’s marketing, public relations and branding initiatives. A graduate of Belmont University, Tricia has more than 20+ years of experience in the financial industry, working in institutions with assets ranging from $500 million to $2.2 billion.