Tell us about your robust career in fintech
Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to explore ideas where mobility, technology, and data come together to reveal new customer and business opportunities. Whether it’s innovating mobile payments or digital wallets at Mastercard, or launching digital experiences and loyalty programs at Subway Restaurants, finding ways to consistently “surprise and delight” customers has been my passion and where I draw a great deal of energy.
What drew you to Flybits?
For me, it’s the opportunity to be part of the democratization of data science and AI capabilities into the mainstream, and to be in position to help clients fully leverage the value of data. Use cases will come and go, but I believe the value of data will persist and compound exponentially. I love the fact that Flybits can help clients take full advantage of their data now, without the heavy lift of building their own data infrastructure or developing their own top data science talent.
What’s something you’re proudest of? Why?
I’m most proud of my boys, Thomas and Andrew, who I know are great individuals who care about their communities and who I know will accomplish great things.
Finish this sentence: I wouldn’t be here today if… it wasn’t for my family, mentors and friends, who have encouraged me to follow my passions, take risks, and to try to make a difference.
What excites you about the fintech world?
Learning from brilliant people, the creativity of pursuing new ideas, and the chance to develop solutions that can really enrich people’s lives.
What do you think the fintech world will be like in 5 years?
Access to capital, product and services, and conveniences will be simplified and much more readily available to larger segments of the world’s communities. Actionable insights will become the global currency in the new data economy. I see Flybits as a key catalyst in facilitating this transformation.
How would you describe yourself?
At the heart of it, I’m an optimist and a dreamer. I genuinely believe the world can be a better place. This translates into someone who is an obsessive collaborator and who relentlessly strives to find solutions to achieve the possibilities that are before us. I tend to ask “Why not?” or “Why not now?” and work with teammates to find answers to these types of questions to push forward.
Tell us your favorite joke?
Golf balls are like eggs. They’re white, sold by the dozen, and a week later you have to buy some more.