Tariq has spent his career at the intersection of financial and technology industries, and is a passionate evangelist for rising tide of FinTech disruption. Prior to serving as the Executive Director of the Carolina Fintech Hub and launching his own startup, Tariq served as the Head of Innovation and Investment for FIS Global, a $9B+ fintech company. Tariq has built profitable businesses from scratch, designed and implemented global risk and cybersecurity programs, launched FinTech Accelerator programs, and completed over a dozen acquisitions. He has also held executive positions in Fortune 500 companies such as GE Capital, Wells Fargo and Wachovia.
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Tom Desmond was the Chief Financial Officer of Ally Invest, an online securities broker and wealth management company and subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc. (“Ally”). Prior to Ally Invest, he was a co-founder and CFO of TradeKing Group, Inc., which was acquired by Ally in June 2016 for $298 million. Before TradeKing, Tom was a co-founder, partner and managing director of Baird Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm based in Chicago, IL. Tom earned an M.B.A. with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an M.A. with high honors from Michigan State University and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
20 years of experience in financial services across consumer and small business banking. Currently – Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at Ally since 2018 with focus on scaling existing consumer product businesses, partnerships & new opportunities. Former Head of Small Business Deposits & Payments at Capital One in DC & Product & Analytics Executive at Bank of America here in Charlotte. Queens MBA.
Vas Kodali is head of Advanced Technology and Partnerships at Wells Fargo. His team is responsible for driving strategic relationships with IT industry leaders, and top private investors and their portfolio companies to evaluate emerging technologies, influence technology investments, provide a technology business development platform and develop an emerging technology outlook. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Vas held several senior executive positions in strategy, technology and risk at Bank of America. Vas was previously a partner at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm. Vas started his career developing expert systems at IBM.
Dave Matthews is the Technology Executive for Enterprise Technology Architecture & Shared Capabilities (ETASC) organization. He also leads the execution of the Solutions Delivery Management (SDM) program. Previously, he was the CTO/CIO for Travelocity.com. Prior to his time at Travelocity.com, Dave served as Head of American Express BSDC technology group, based in Canada. Before joining American Express, he spent 18 years at JP Morgan (now JPMorgan Chase & Co.) in London and the U.S. in various technology positions including Senior Technology Managing Director and Head of Technology.
Mr. Ribbens has 17 years of experience in financial services and leads BB&Ts efforts around fintech partnerships, innovation supporting digital transformation and competitive intelligence. He is the Vice-Chairman of the ABA Payments Systems Administrative Committee and a member of the Federal Reserve Faster Payments Taskforce. Before joining BB&T, Mr. Ribbens spent nearly eight years as a payments Practice Expert with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Ribbens spent four years at the CEB, now a part of Gartner, in their Financial Services Practices and two years with Bank One, now JPMorgan Chase, in retail banking.
Brad is a Principal in EY’s Financial Services Digital practice where he oversees a team of user experience designers, visual designers, product managers, and digital strategists. Brad has over twenty years of experience, split between consulting, technical product development, business development, innovation, and business and technology leadership. Brad focuses primarily on consumer banking channels and is a big proponent of combining the best of what Banks and Fintechs have to offer in order to elevate the ease and effectiveness of banking.
Suhas is a Senior Technology Executive with proven results in casting and executing Digital Technology Strategy for multiple financial services and insurance lines of business and verticals. Industry recognized expertise in leading large global technology teams and demonstrated thought leadership in digital eco-systems as well as core foundational capabilities.
Matt is accountable for all technology solutions, delivery, and strategy within AIG's Lexington and Special Risks lines of business. He leads a team of talented technologists who are focused on transforming business platforms and capabilities. He partners with AIG's business and operations leaders.
Jonathan Hartsell is head of Digital Business Development and Innovation in Wells Fargo. His team is responsible for identifying and accelerating opportunities for transformational change in consumer digital channels. Jonathan is focused on leveraging the best of technology and design to drive innovation across the digital ecosystem. Jonathan has over 15 years experience in financial services leading strategy and execution to improve the customer experience, launch new products and capabilities, and drive business value.