In a 2011 New York Times article, the US Treasury reported dollar bills rolling off the Treasury’s printing presses had declined to its lowest level in 30 years. Cash was no longer king and credit cards reigned supreme. With the rise of the internet and it’s myriad of products and platforms, global citizens can shop anywhere at-will using a mere 16- digits.
The way consumers access savings, credit and loans has gone digital and we can thank companies like Paypal, BitCoin and Apple for opening the door. Our panel of experts will discuss how financial technology or “FinTech” is changing the way we spend, save, sell, invest, and lend. Find out how financial start ups are impacting big banks and the role of software developers in shaping the future financial landscape.
Stan Guzik (CTO at CommonBond), Gregg Schoenberg (Founder of Wescott Capital) and Jesse Owens (Senior Product Manager, Digital Payments at MasterCard).
Gregg M. Schoenberg is Founder and Partner at Wescott Capital. Gregg advises companies and institutional investors on strategic and investment issues related to financial services innovation. He also has a special interest in connecting established financial firms with fintech start-ups to create mutually beneficial opportunities. Gregg’s Wall Street career included capital markets, equity and investment banking roles at SG Cowen (now Cowen Group) and Natixis North America. At Natixis, he ran the bank’s equity division and served on the group’s executive committee. In Washington, Gregg worked as an aide to Senator Bill Bradley and in the government affairs department of ARCO (now British Petroleum). Gregg Schoenberg received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and his MBA from Cornell University.
Stan Guzik is Chief Technology Officer at CommonBond, a leading tech-enabled consumer lender. Prior to CommonBond, Stanserved as Vice President and Head of Software Engineering for Thomson Reuters’ ONESOURCE SaaS platform. Over his 10+ years at Thomson Reuters, he built ONESOURCE into a $500M subscription revenue platform and led a global operation with a staff of over 900 technologists. Stan was previously Partner and CTO of Immediatech, a corporation that was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2005. In the early 2000s, he built GoFileRoom and grew it into the #1 SaaS based workflow and document management platform in the professional accounting industry. Stan holds a MS in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS in Computer Science from Montclair State University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). He is also a three-time recipient of the International Tax Review 'Americas Tax Innovator of the Year Award' and a contributing author on Application Security.
Jesse E. Owens II is an experienced technology product professional spanning across multiple industries. Currently, he's a Senior Product Manager for MasterCard working on innovative omnichannel Consumer and API digital payment solutions that will power the MasterPass product for merchant, issuer and consumer user segments globally. Prior to MasterCard, Jesse was a Product Manager at Imagine Easy Solutions (recently acquired by Chegg), an education technology startup company that has grown into the largest online bibliography site on the web with over 40 million users. During his tenure at Imagine Easy Solutions, Jesse built product features to enhance the design and usability of the product suite as well as provide seamless integration with partners through a suite of web services. Before joining Imagine Easy Solutions, Jesse also worked for J.P. Morgan in various application development roles in the Asset Management and Investment Banking space focused on the development of messaging service solutions for the front, middle, and back office of the bank. Jesse is a proud alum of Norfolk State University, where he majored in Computer Science.