Alex Johnson on Credit Scoring: Past, Present, and Hypothetical Future(s)
Fintech Family Hour
by Zach Anderson Pettet
1w ago
We bring back a fan-favorite of the show: Alex Johnson. But this time we don’t chat over Zoom, we had to do this Podcast face-to-face. Because I needed Alex to deep-dive into how the credit world works… Enjoy! Links: Fintech Takes Alex on X Sponsor: Skipify Topics: (00:00:00) - Intro (00:03:40) - Alex’s career in the credit world (00:16:38) - The year banking changed forever (00:19:31) -  Federally chartered banks (00:23:58) - How has credit scoring kept up with innovation? (00:39:34) - Credit building theory & Buy Now Pay Later (00:44:30) - Do we need another credit bureau?  ..read more
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BONUS: Modern Treasury Transfer Conference Teaser
For Fintech's Sake
by Zach Anderson Pettet
2w ago
Welcome back to a very special BONUS episode!  Today on the episode we welcome Matt Marcus and Dimitri Dadiomov, both Co-Founders of Modern Treasury, to discuss the upcoming Transfer Conference on May 15th, new product offerings at MT, and some hot takes on AI’s applications in fintech and payments.  Enjoy!  Remember, you can watch our beautiful faces doing the video show over on YouTube!  Links: Transfer Conference on May 15th Modern Treasury Dimitri on Linkedin Matt on Linkedin Sponsor: Skipify Topics: (00:00:00) - Catch Up on Life & MT’s Focus (00:06:45) - Defining ..read more
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Are You Human #5: Drew Glover, Fiat Growth
For Fintech's Sake
by Zach Anderson Pettet
2w ago
Welcome back! Continuing our epic run of in-person recordings brings us face-to-face with TWO fan favorites of the show in an epic return to form with our Are You Human Series. Kristen Anderson joins me as we pull back the curtain to discover whether Drew Glover (From our episode back in August) is actually a human.  Drew is a Founding Partner of Fiat Growth and a General Partner at Fiat Ventures. He is no stranger to the world of growth, technology, and marketing. From his time at Steady where he led marketplace development and growth to Namely, Fjord, and Portal A, he navigated the ins ..read more
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Itai Damti, Unit CEO: Evolving as an Industry, Company, and Leader
For Fintech's Sake
by Zach Anderson Pettet
1M ago
Welcome back! Today on the episode we welcome Itai Damti, CEO of Unit. If you’re in the know, you’re probably aware of alllll the drama going on in BaaS, and if you’re finding for more on what’s happening. You’ve come to the right place.  Enjoy!  Remember, you can watch our beautiful faces doing the video show over on YouTube!  Links: Unit Itai on LinkedIn Sponsor: Skipify Topics: (00:00:00) - Intro (00:01:53) - Itai’s journey in embedded finance (00:04:56) - Learning experiences from past startups (00:08:29) - How Unit was built & inside the crazy world of banking regulat ..read more
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Trevor Tanifum, FS Vector: Banking as a Service, AI, and What Really Matters in Fintech
For Fintech's Sake
by Zach Anderson Pettet
1M ago
It's time to welcome another member to the Fintech Familia!  Today I’m joined by Trevor Tanifum, Principal at a long-time friend of the show: FS Vector. Trevor guides financial technology companies through regulatory, risk management, and strategic challenges. We talk about Trevor’s journey to FS Vector, what the heck he does there, AI’s impact on the industry, what folks should be focusing on in Fintech, and whether or not the industry itself is bi-partisan. Enjoy! Links: FS Vector Trevor on LinkedIn New York Fintech Week Skipify (00:00:59) - Nous parlons français et l'enfance de Tre ..read more
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LIVE FROM MONEY20/20! Are You Human #5: Jane Barratt, Chief Advocacy Officer at MX
For Fintech's Sake
by Zach Anderson Pettet
6M ago
Ladies and Gentlemen: We’re back. Well, the show is, however I won’t be around til the NEXT episode, I got obliterated by food poisoning at the time of this recording. But, you’re all in the very capable hands of our very own Kristen Anderson as she recorded an ‘Are You Human?’ episode with Jane Barratt of MX live at Money 20/20! Jane and Kristen discuss Jane’s upbringing before deep diving into the power of travel, food, and motherhood. They also try to find out if Jane is in fact frugal, some management lessons learned over her amazing career and more. Enjoy!! Links: Jane on LinkedIn Kris ..read more
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Are You Human #4: Simon Taylor
For Fintech's Sake
by Zach Anderson Pettet
7M ago
Don’t hate: Automate! For our final episode before Money 20/20, we have on the man who perhaps personifies the world of Fintech itself: Simon Taylor. Simon is the brains behind the Fintech Brain Food newsletter as well as Head of Strategy & Content at Sardine. We took a quick dip into Simon’s brain to find out if he truly is human. Along the way we made some amazing discoveries like the importance of exercise, philosophies around money, and the true secret behind his success: a Charlie Munger-like consumption of Pepsi Max! Enjoy! Links: Simon on Twitter Fintech Brain Food Sardine Topic ..read more
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Immad Akhund, CEO at Mercury
For Fintech's Sake
by Zach Anderson Pettet
7M ago
Question for the audience: What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase: “Vest in Peace”? While you chew on that, I want to introduce you to Immad Akhund: Founder and CEO of Mercury and our esteemed guest this week on the show. We spend a lot of time talking about Mercury’s amazing growth trajectory, the harsh realities of being a founder, Immad’s passion (or lack thereof) for investing, the importance of having a network in San Francisco, Mercury Raise and more.  Please note that Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Gro ..read more
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Ariel Cohen, CEO at Navan
For Fintech's Sake
by Zach Anderson Pettet
8M ago
Can you smell it? There’s Money(20/20) in the air… On this episode we are blessed with the presence of Ariel Cohen, CEO of Navan, and not only is he a wonderful guest for the show: He will also be a speaker alongside Ben Horowitz in Las Vegas for Money 20/20! We have an amazing conversation deep diving into Ariel’s upbringing and we find a mutual love for basketball before going into more detail on Navan’s insane growth trajectory, developing strengths and weaknesses, navigating a wartime economy, the art of having hard conversations and so much more. This is an incredible hour and I hope yo ..read more
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Nicole Casperson, Fintech Is Femme
For Fintech's Sake
by Zach Anderson Pettet
8M ago
Community is about having people in your corner, and at Fintech Family Hour we are all about building our corner in the industry. On episode 101, we grow that corner by launching our first ever Co-Cast! Nicole Casperson of Fintech is Femme and I recorded an amazing conversation and have half on this feed and half on hers, which you can find on Humans of Fintech. On my side of the mic, we cover Nicole’s process for creating content, breaking the glass ceiling in Fintech, how to build a community, her fashion inspo, and a ton more. Enjoy! Links: Fintech is Femme Nicole on IG Nicole on Linked ..read more
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