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Who attends Finovate?

For more than 10 years, Finovate has attracted the best and brightest both on stage and in the audience: 

  • Decision-makers from across the financial services spectrum including banks, brokerages, card issuers, payment providers, investment companies, insurance providers and everything in between
  • Execs and founders of fintech and general technology companies
  • VC, corporate, private equity and angel investors interested in funding fintech companies
  • Influential research analysts, press and consultants from large financial services practices
  • Leading government, regulator, and industry association representatives focused on the emerging fintech sector

For FinovateFall 2018 we were happy to announce that ALL of the top 15 largest banks in America were in attendance!

Attendee seniority breakdown:




Banks and Financial Institutions at the 2018 event included:

AARP | Senior Policy Liason

AIG | Director Architecture Services

Alliant Credit Union | CFO

Amica Mutual Insurance | Vice President, Life Financial

ANZ Banking Group | Head of Technology, Digital Channels

Aon | Chief Digital Officer

Austin Bank | CEO, President & Founder

Bank of America | SVP, Product Management

Bank of America, Merrill Lynch | Director of Innovation

Bank of Montreal | VP - Strategy & Innovation, Personal Banking

Bank of the West (BNP Paribas) | Head of Innovation & Customer Journeys

Barclaycard | Chief Marketing Officer

BB&T | Chief Digital Officer

BMO | Head, Customer Experience and Strategy

BNP Paribas | Head of Innovation - Analytics Lab

BNY Mellon | Managing Director, Global Head of Innovation

Bradesco | Head of Innovation Lab

Capital One | Director, Payments Products and Servicing

Charles Schwab | COO, Risk Management

Citi | Chief Digital & Strategy Officer

Credit Suisse | Chief Operating Officer, Head of Strategy

Cross River Bank | VP, Government Affairs

Deltec Bank & Trust | CTO

Deutsche Bank | Director of Intelligence

Digital Bank Latam | Executive Director - Innovation & Fintech

Drummond Community Bank | CEO

Fairstone | Chief Digital & Strategy Officer

Fidelity | Senior Vice President, Fidelity Innovation Development

Fifth Third Bank | Director, Consumer Credit Card Products

Goldman Sachs | Executive Director

Guardian Life | Director, Strategic Technology Services

HSBC Bank | Head of Technology

Intesa Sanpaolo | Vice President & Head of Financial Institution Relationships

Itaú Unibanco | CTO - Emerging Technologies

JP Morgan Chase | Executive Director, Global Head of Vertical Strategy

Lee Bank | SVP - Chief Information Technology Officer

Mastercard | VP Product Dev & Management

Meriwest Credit Union | President/CEO

Morgan Stanley | COO, Head of Training and Field Experience

Pen Air Federal Credit Union | President/CEO

PNC | Head of Innovation

Prudential Financial | Vice President, Strategy

RBC | Managing Director, Head of Innovation

Santander Brasil | Head of Digital, Omnichannel Strategy, CRM & Big Data

Scotiabank | Global Head of Engineering, Digital Banking

Steward Bank | Chief Executive Officer

Sunstate Bank | SVP/Chief Information Officer

SunTrust | SVP, Head of Digital Solutions

TAB Bank | President

TD Bank | Vice President, Business Intelligence, Strategy and Innovation

Thrivent | Director Strategic Development

USAA | Chief Strategy Officer

US Bank | SVP, Risk Management

Wells Fargo | VP, Innovation & Strategic Initiatives

Zions Bancorporation | Vice President, Strategy

Innovators, Fintechs, and Tech Companies at the 2018 event included:

Adobe | Director of Industry Strategy

AI Foundry | Founder & President

Amazon Pay | General Manager, Americas

Betterment | Director of Behavioral Finance and Investing

Clinc | CEO and University of Michigan professor

Envestment Yodlee | Vice President

Experian | President & CEO

Finn AI | Co-Founder & CEO

Google | Engineering Leader

IBM | Senior Solutions Executive

Kabbage | Head of Data Integration & Insights

Moven | CEO & Founder

Oracle NetSuite | Sr. Director of Business Development

Simility | VP of Business Development

Square | Product Manager

Venture Capitalists, Press, Associations, and Other Notable Companies at the 2018 event included:

Aite Group | Senior Analyst

American Banker | Executive Editor

American Bankers Association | Senior Vice President

Bloomberg News | Finance Reporter

Breaking Banks | Founder & Host

Celent | Senior Vice President, Banking Group

Citi Ventures | Managing Director, Venture Investing

Comcast Ventures | Managing Director

Evolve Capital Partners | CEO/MD

Explorer Advisory & Capital | Managing Director and Head of Fintech Strategy

Fintech Explicatus | CEO

Forbes | Research Analyst

Forrester | Principal

Guardian | Diirector, Strategic Innovation Solutions

ICBA | President & CEO

Javelin Strategy & Research | Senior Vice President, Banking and Head of Strategy

PBS Next Avenue | Managing Editor

Route 66 Ventures | Partner

Techstars | Managing Director

The Financial Brand | Owner & Publisher