150+ Speakers Representing the Best of Fintech in Georgia and Globally
The Fintech South 2022 speaker lineup will feature startup founders, corporate CEOs and C-level executives, venture investors, financial regulators, retailers, top analysts and journalists, and all leaders from the most important organizations in the fintech ecosystem in Georgia and around the world!
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New speakers added every week!
Rodrigo Dantas e Silva
Americas Payments Leader
Editor in Chief
Enterprise Mobile Security Consultant
Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Co-Founder & CEO
In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that companies like eBay offered automated access to small business transaction data via APIs. Rob realized small businesses can simply share this data to allow underwriters to make better, faster credit decisions and provide a great user experience. He co-founded Kabbage in Atlanta, Georgia to leverage this power of real-time data automation through technology and has since expanded the business to serve all small businesses throughout the U.S. through a suite of cash flow solution products. Rob has since also founded Drum Technologies, also based in Atlanta, an automated sales and referral solution for businesses.
Rob holds a law degree from Villanova University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is the listed inventor on ten United States Patents, a co-author of three books on intellectual property and has been recognized four times as one of the top 300 intellectual property strategists globally by Intellectual Asset Magazine.
Strategy and Transactions Experienced Associate
President & CEO
Barry became the ninth CEO in the company’s 106-year history on November 26, 2018. He is transforming the company from a legacy check printer into a modern, Trusted Business Technology™ company. Deluxe is a Fortune 1000 company, and its software and treasury solutions process over $2.8 trillion in payments annually, nearly 15% of the US economy.
In his first year, Barry delivered record revenue and 30% stock appreciation. He built a new leadership team, drove culture change by making every employee a shareholder, reinvigorated core values, and re-segmented the company into 4 new operating units. He led the integration of 50+ previous acquisitions and built a sales engine delivering the company’s first successive quarters of sales-driven growth in more than a decade (excluding COVID impacts). He also established the company’s first-ever Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and made substantial human and financial capital commitments to fight racism. He navigated the company through the COVID crisis while expanding margins and lowering net debt to the lowest level in 2+ years.
Prior to joining Deluxe, he spent 14 years at First Data (formerly NYSE: FDC, now part of Fiserv, NASDAQ: FISV), running most businesses globally. He was the only senior executive to survive and thrive from the historic KKR-led LBO to its IPO nearly a decade later, serving 7 CEOs.
Barry has a track record delivering innovative tech-enabled solutions. He led the historic First Data–Apple collaboration supporting ApplePay, and with Google on Google Wallet and Android Pay. He created the best-selling First Data-branded credit card terminals generating over $2 billion in revenue. At Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), he repositioned and grew their payments business leading to its acquisition by PayPal. He co-founded, built and sold MagnaCash, a Silicon Valley micro-payments company that worked like iTunes checkout today. Earlier he ran the Wells Fargo ATM/Debit business delivering the world’s first web-enabled ATM network and personalized UI/UX. Barry was also non-executive Chairman of eSurg.com, a venture-backed online medical supply start-up acquired by market leader Henry Schein (NASDAQ: HSIC).
He began his career and spent 12 years at Procter & Gamble in roles of increasing responsibility in sales, product, and brand marketing where he launched of dozens of new products.
Barry serves on the Boards of the Minneapolis Business Partnership, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Carter Center and Woodruff Arts Center. He was the inaugural Chair of FinTechAtlanta, and Chair of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). He served on the Boards of Bank of American Merchant Services (NY), PNC Merchant Services (Pittsburg), Standard Chartered Merchant Services (Singapore), American Transaction Processors Coalition (Atlanta), Payments 20 (London/Atlanta), Junior Achievement of Georgia and Catholic Charities of Atlanta where he founded the Youth Leadership Fellows program.
CO-founder & Chief of Growth
Chief Information Officer
Bill VanCuren is senior vice president and CIO for NCR Corporation. Bill is a member of both the corporate leadership team, and the leadership council.
His current assignment as the CIO has oversight over the full strategic IT portfolio, global networks and processing services for both internal and external customer managed services, and all workgroup collaborative and mobile computing. His role also includes information security and compliancy as well as SaaS datacenter strategy and rationalization.
Bill has driven world-class levels of efficiency and improved effectiveness via a combined IT/Business governance. As a result of implementing leading practice strategies, his organization is consistently named to the Information Week500, and in CIO magazine’s CIO 100 and Bill was named CIO of the year in Georgia for 2011 and received the Ed Steineke award for top CIO leading philanthropy in 2018.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, from The Ohio State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton. He has also received executive training at Stanford University, along with a variety of extended leadership training from the NCR University.
He is the co-chair of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA). Bill also is an advisory board member to the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, and University of Georgia MIS program. Bill is also active in non-profits in the Atlanta area such as TechBridge, and PowerMyLearning, which provides technology to the underprivileged.
Bill lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia with his wife, Jeannie. His hobbies include skiing, boating, and hiking. Bill is a member of both The Ohio State University Buckeye Club and the President’s Club.
Larry K. Williams
President & CEO
Technology Association of Georgia
Deep Dive Sessions
Strategy and Transactions
Chief Technology Officer
Director, US Banking and Financial Services
Sean joined TTV in 2002 as a summer associate and returned to TTV in 2005. He currently serves as a Partner and has over 13 years of venture capital experience. Prior to joining TTV, Sean served as the Vice President of Finance and General Counsel for an Atlanta-based technology start-up company. Sean is currently the Chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia’s FinTech society and serves on the Technology Association of Georgia’s Board of Directors and Leadership Counsel. Sean is also a founding member of the Fintech Atlanta Task Force. Sean is a member of the Venture Atlanta Selection Committee. Sean is also on the Editorial Board of n>genuity Journal, published by TSYS, the world’s largest credit card issuer. Sean is frequently featured in print and on the radio and TV as an expert on advances in fintech and the fintech ecosystem in Georgia. He earned his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he was one of five Woodruff Fellows. Additionally, he earned his J.D. at the University of San Diego in 2001. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he played baseball and earned a B.S. in Economics. For TTV, he has served on the Board of Directors for nine companies, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for FX Bridge, FTRANS, Hurdlr, Medxoom, SamCart, TaxBit and Verady and as an observer on the Blooom, MX and Springbot Board of Directors.
Cross Country Consulting
SVP, Head of Payments Product for FedNow
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Daniel Baum is a senior vice president and head of payments product management for the FedNow Service in the Federal Reserve System. In his role, Dan leads product development and product management efforts for the Federal Reserve’s newly announced FedNow service offering.
Dan previously served as vice president in the Retail Payments Office (RPO) of the Federal Reserve System, where he led the RPO’s product development group with responsibility for Check and ACH product development and pricing. Before that Dan served as a product development director in the RPO, where he oversaw key product and pricing initiatives for the automated clearinghouse (ACH) and check business lines. From 1996 to 2005, he worked at the Richmond Fed, where he managed day check operations and later led the Fifth District’s Check Administration department.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, a master of business administration from Johns Hopkins University, and attended Banking School at Vanderbilt University.
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Payments Officer
Marcie Bomberg – Montoya
Principal, Strategic Advisory Services Leader
President & COO
Global Payments Inc.
Big Tech Industry Vertical Leader
President - NCR Digital Banking
Douglas Brown is the senior vice president and general manager of NCR Digital Banking, where he leads strategy and business execution of NCR’s digital-first customer experience for banks and credit unions. With a successful track record in the fintech space, Brown brings expertise on how financial institutions can innovate at scale.
At NCR, Brown leads a high-growth business unit that develops industry leading mobile apps, personalized digital experiences and analytics to drive market growth for clients in the Large Financial Institution (LFI) and Community Financial Institution (CFI) segments. His team has evolved the NCR Digital Banking platform and expanded capabilities that provide hosted, premise and cloud-based delivery models. Through Brown’s leadership, NCR Digital Banking delivers success for hundreds of financial institutions with more than 22 million consumer and business users.
Prior to NCR, Brown was group executive of Digital at FIS, where he drove innovation, revenue growth and margin expansion. Doug led strategic acquisitions in mobile, launched the FIS Cardless Cash™ ecosystem and created new digital businesses in the fuel and convenience store vertical. He has also held leadership roles at Bank of America (where he launched BofA mobile banking in 2007), and edocs, a successful start-up venture in the eBilling space.
Brown is a featured banking technology industry speaker in leading media publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Bloomberg and American Banker, and is featured in a Harvard Business Review case study. He has multiple patents granted in the mobile, payments and authentication areas.
Brown earned an MBA from the UVA Darden School of Business and graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Marketing.
Marketplace Lending & Strategic Partnerships
Cross River Bank
Director, Customer Success
Senior Vice President Business Development
Bank of America
Commissioner, District 2
Public Service Commission of Georgia
SVP Investor Relations
Chief Communications & Human Resources Officer
Jane Elliott joined Deluxe Corporation in April 2019 as Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In June 2020, Jane added all investor, public relations, media and internal communications to her role, becoming Chief Communications and Human Resources Officer.
Prior to Deluxe, Jane was with Global Payments, where she most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. She worked closely with executive leadership optimizing internal functions with corporate strategic objectives to drive significant cost savings. Jane brings over 20 years of experience in the payment technology space including nine years at First Data.
Jane started her career with Laventhol & Horwath Certified Public Accountants in New York City and received her CPA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with high honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
In 2020, she joined the boards of Cool Girls, an organization dedicated to empowering at-risk girls in Atlanta, and Fintech Atlanta, becoming the Chairperson in May 2021. She continues to serve on the Board of Junior Achievement since 2015 and served on the board of Wnet, Empowering Women In Payments, (2014-2018). She continues to remain active in various committees to promote women.
SVP, Retail Banking
TAG Social Justice & Equity Taskforce
Executive Vice President, Digital Partnerships
President, Financial Institutions, North America
Co-Founder, President & CEO
Principal, Innovation Leader, US Financial Services Consulting
As the innovation leader for Financial Services (FS) advisory at EY’s Union Square innovation center, David helps EY FS consulting and their clients develop and industrialize innovation strategies to realize the opportunities offered by digitization and emerging technologies. Throughout nearly two decades in the Consulting Services Practice at EY and as the risk technology lead for seven years, David has helped clients implement risk, capital, and regulatory technology solutions and has led large global engagements across the technology system development life cycle. Specifically, he has advised a number of top-tier international and US banks on their regulatory and compliance efforts; his project experience spans across Basel, CCAR, Reg W programs, Data Quality and Governance, Credit Risk architecture, Risk Reporting, Credit Portfolio Management and implementation of third party risk management solutions.
Through David’s dedicated work in risk and capital management in the post financial crisis regulatory transformation era, he has gained a deep understanding of the challenges the industry faces in innovating under the scrutiny of regulators and stakeholders with little room for error. David’s teams use this knowledge to help clients safely and profitably transform and pursue their growth and innovation agenda.
David is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), and received his Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification in 2004.
VP, Global Identity, Fraud and Compliance
Executive Vice President, Payments and Network Group; Head of Strategy and M&A
Senior Leadership Consultant
Head of Compliance
Managing Director CTO, Global Head of Technology
Donie Lochan is Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, and Global Head of Technology for Invesco, overseeing strategy and execution for Invesco Technology. He was previously the global head of information technology strategy, innovation, and planning.
With the support of the global Invesco Technology team, Lochan is guiding Invesco into a new digital- and data-driven era, with a focus on delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. Collaborating with senior technology leaders and business partners, he develops and oversees implementation of the strategic technology roadmap to support Invesco’s investment capabilities and help drive revenue and profit growth. He champions the value of a strong, unified organization, and his strategic vision embraces emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, blockchain, and the “internet of things”, which are redefining the rules of the financial and asset management industries.
Lochan has a background in organizational transformation, with a focus on wealth and investment management in domestic and international settings. Prior to joining Invesco in June 2015, Lochan served as head of corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions for LPL Financial. Before that he was a partner with Bain and Company, a global strategy consulting firm.
Lochan earned a BSc degree with first class honors in mathematics, statistics and computing.
Head of Banking Solutions
Head of Innovation Strategy
CEO, Owner and CMO
Mike Neumeier, APR, is CEO of Arketi Group, a public relations and digital marketing agency serving a wide range of B2B technology clients that include well-known brands as well as up-and-coming tech challengers. Under Mike’s leadership, Atlanta-based Arketi, which he co-founded, helps these companies apply intelligent strategy, messaging, PR and digital marketing to generate revenue and accelerate growth. The firm’s track record prompted the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) to name Arketi Group its Digital Marketing Agency of the Year. The agency has also been repeatedly recognized by Chief Marketer magazine as one of the nation’s “B2B Top Shops” and is a fixture on the “Chief Marketer 200” list.
For the past 25 years, Mike has pushed the limits of B2B marketing – inciting clients and colleagues to challenge, innovate, and drive for measurable results. Named PRSA’s Technology PR Professional of the Year in 2013, Mike counsels clients on smart strategies that get their message across to markets and media influencers. He has an enviable track record of creating and executing communication plans that help clients build the bottom line.
Mike serves on several boards, including FinTech Atlanta, TAG, TAG’s executive committee and the Advisory Council of the College of Charleston Department of Communication. He is past chair of PRSA’s Counselors Academy, past president of the Georgia PRSA chapter, past chair of the University of Florida’s Public Relations Advisory Board, a founding member of the National Advisory Board for Kennesaw State University’s Department of Communication, a founding member of the Atlanta PR Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, and executive committee member of HealthMPowers’ Board of Directors. A 2010 inductee of the National PRSSA Hall of Fame, Mike graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations.
Market Development Industry Principal
Vick Panwar is Worldwide Industry Specialist for Banking at AWS, responsible for market development and business strategy while working closely with financial institutions in their digital transformation initiatives. He works with banks worldwide and lead transformative and innovative ideas and how it can be enabled through modern cloud technology. Prior to joining AWS, he has spent 22+ years in banking and financial services industry focusing on several domains such as leading advisory teams for Risk, Finance and treasury areas of compliance, risk, analytics, credit policy and decisioning, as well as in mission critical transaction processing applications such as core-banking.
Co-Founder & President
Kathryn Petralia is the President and Co-Founder of Kabbage, a leading global financial services, cash-flow technology and data platform for small businesses. Before co-founding Kabbage, Kathryn spent nearly 15 years with fintech and ecommerce startups.
After graduating from Furman University with an English degree, Kathryn pursued her interest in technology to launch a number of successful startups. She also served as Vice President of Strategy for Revolution Money, which was acquired by American Express, and was the director of corporate development for CompuCredit. In 2017, she was named to Forbes’ 2017 list of the World’s Most Powerful Women. Kathryn recently co-founded Drum, a platform reinventing sales infrastructure by connecting businesses to their ideal customers through an infinitely scalable sales force.
Kathryn serves on the boards of CARE USA, Fannie Mae Advisory Board, The Woodruff Arts Center, Padsplit, Rented.com, and the Atlanta Chamber Music Festival.
Chief Compliance Officer
Joshua Preston is Chief Compliance Officer at Unchained Capital, where he leads a team responsible for all aspects of Unchained’s compliance risk management program, including anti-money laundering, counter terrorist finance, financial sanctions, and consumer compliance. His international career includes a decade regulating domestic and global financial institutions in the areas of prudential risk management (credit, market, and operational risk), compliance, information technology, and asset management; scaling a global fintech’s compliance risk management program; and leading an international marketing organization for a German semiconductor equipment manufacturer. Prior to joining Unchained, Joshua was Governance Lead at Block (formerly Square), a consultant in EY’s financial services practice, and an Innovation Officer and commissioned National Bank Examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Joshua is a graduate of the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and the University of Idaho, and he is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Director and Sports Advisory Leader, Author of PwC's 2022 Sports Outlook playbook on Sports NFTs and future of digital assets
David is a Director in PwC’s Technology, Media, and Telecom practice. He focuses on advisory services for sports teams, leagues, media, and industry partners, as well as other media and entertainment clients. His recent work has focused on how organizations are using new technologies – especially blockchain-enabled technologies – to serve fans and create unique experiences. Sample projects in this space include defining an NFT strategy for a sports franchise (e.g. how can they be used? what should a token include? etc.) and understanding how to use new data sources to generate new opportunities. He has also written about the subject as part of the PwC’s 2022 Sports Industry Outlook. David has spent over a decade in the sports and media space, including both operational experience and strategic consulting. He received his BS from the University of Connecticut and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons.
Senior Vice President Of Strategy
Executive Director Information Security
Principal, Advisory Services
Ben is a Principal within DHG Advisory that has over 18 years of professional experience providing technology consulting and risk advisory services to organizations. Ben has worked with 20+ public companies and 30+ Government Agencies in Technology & Risk Consulting. DHG and BKD have agreed to merge effective June 1, 2022 to create an enhanced, Top-10, national professional services firm, FORVIS, providing tax, assurance and advisory services.
Ben is the leader of DHG’s IT Risk Management solutions activities including establishing IT Risk Frameworks and Monitoring programs. Additionally, Ben is one of the leaders of DHG’s Information Security Program Management solutions offerings.
Recent Thought Leadership
- White Paper, Publishing Expected June 1, 2022 – “IAM – Periodic Access Review Pitfalls to Avoid”
- Virginia Information Security Officers Advisory Group, June 2022 – “2nd Line of Defense – IT Risk Management”
- ISACA Charlotte Presentation, April 2022 – “Maturing Your TPRM Framework”
- ISACA Chicago Presentation, January 2022 – “IT Compliance Hot Topics”
- ISACA Atlanta Presentation, November 2021 – “IT Compliance Hot Topics”
Partner & Head of Business Consulting - North America, BFSI Industry Advisory Group
Tata Consultancy Services
Executive Director - Strategic Client Group | Finance & Media
Director of Sales
Vice President of Growth
SVP - Head of Consumer Digital Channels
As SVP of Consumer Digital Channels at U.S. Bank, Damian leads a team focused on delivering best in class consumer digital experiences. This includes experiences that are used by millions of customers who interact with the No. 1 ranked U.S. Bank Mobile App and Online Banking. Known for accelerating speed to market for digital products that are grounded in customer needs, he has a proven track record over his 20+ years of improving digital engagement and satisfaction via highly personalized and functional experiences in order to drive business growth. Damian earned an MBA from Georgia State University, a B.S. from Georgia Tech and completed the CBA Executive Banking School program.
President & CEO
Atlanta Blockchain Center
Chief Revenue Officer, SVP
AMB Sports & Entertainment