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