Even thought it seems that fintech innovation has lost a little bit of its shine.

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Startup valuations are dropping; once abundant venture capital is growing scarcer; marketplace lending has gotten bruised and London facing an uncertain future with Brexit.

But none of that means that innovation is any less necessary. Indeed, many banks are just now turning their attention to innovation initiatives after years of cost-cutting and retrenching. And it couldn’t come at a better time for eager startups. The time is perfect for banks to partner with fintech innovators!

Here are the names of the 44 innovators who are making next-gen fintech happen:

 Lucy Peng, CEO, Ant Financial
 Charles Scharf, CEO, Visa Inc.
 Blythe Masters, CEO, Digital Asset Holdings
 Dominic Venturo, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Bank
 William Ready, Global Head of Product & Engineering, PayPal
 Max Levchin, CEO, Affirm
 Jennifer Bailey, Vice President, Internet Services, Apple Pay
 Steve Ellis, Head of Innovation Group, Wells Fargo
 Luvleen Sidhu, Chief Strategy Officer, BankMobile
 Patrick Collison, CEO, Stripe
 Chris Ballinger, Chief Officer, Innovation, Toyota Financial Services
 Baiju Bhatt, Co-Founder, Robinhood
 Mike Sha, CEO, SigFig
 Richard Brown, CTO, R3 CEV
 Taavet Hinrikus, Co-Founder, TransferWise
 Heather Cox, CEO, Citi Fintech
 Matt Wilcox, Senior VP of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, FiServ
 Scarlett Sieber, SVP of Global Business Development, New Digital Businesses, BBVA
 Marley Gray,Director, Strategy for Cloud & Enterprise, Blockchain at Microsoft
 Chris Tremont, EVP Virtual Banking, Radius Bank
 Deb Liu, Head of Payments and Global Commerce, Facebook
 Jill Castilla, CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond
 Jed McCaleb, CTO, Stellar
 Suresh Ramamurthi, CEO, CBW Bank & Yantra Financial
 Kanishk Parashar, CEO, Coin
 Emmanuel Marot, CEO, Lending Robot
 Melissa Stevens, Chief Digital Officer, Fifth Third Bank
 Robb Gaynor, Chief Product Officer, Malauzai
 Vinny Lingham, CEO, Civic
 Rachel Mayer, CEO, Trigger Finance
 Patrick Gauthier, VP, Pay with Amazon
 Pat Grady, General Partner, Sequoia Capital
 Joey Prather, CEO, Dyme
 Alon Feit, President, SplitIt
 Madeline Aufseeser, CEO, Tender Armor
 Jon Stein, CEO, Betterment
 Bennett Bradley, Chief Digital Officer, BB&T
 Rene Leplanche, Former CEO, Lending Club
 Simon Redfern and Ismail Chaib, Open Bank Project
 Joe Guastella, U.S. Managing Director of Financial Services, Deloitte Consulting
 Jane Barratt, CEO, GoldBean
 Jake Fuentes, Head of New Consumer Products, Capital One
 Liran Amrany, Co-Founder, Debitize
 Hari Gopalkrishnan, client-facing platforms technology CIO, Bank of America


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