Welcome to Pivot, the Bank of America Cross Border Commerce Speaker Series. “Pivot” refers to a moment where, due to an impactful event within the business environment, one is set on a new path and a new series of possibilities arise. Join your Bank of America hosts, Mike Robertson and Doug Houser to hear compelling discussions with industry leaders and key figures in the cross-border payments ecosystem and hear how they ‘pivoted’ when the situation demanded it.
Banking as a service: What is the ultimate destination?
Does banking as a service herald a new customer-focused approach in the age of fintech? Railsbank CEO Nigel Verdon joins our Pivot Podcast to discuss.
Nigel Verdon | CEO/Founder, Railsbank
Nigel Verdon is a fintech entrepreneur and has founded three successful fintech firms: Evolution, Currency Cloud, and most recently Railsbank. He sits on the board of FX Options Hedge Fund LCJ and was previously a partner at fintech VC fund Finch Capital. He also worked at Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) and was a director at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank - both banks recognised for their innovation in technology.
Crypto and the future of digital currency
Is banking the enemy of crypto or the next step in its evolution? Kraken Bank’s David Kinitsky joins our Pivot Podcast to discuss.
David Kinitsky | CEO, Kraken Bank
David Kinitsky is the CEO of Kraken Bank, a newly chartered banking arm of one of the world’s biggest crypto exchanges. He’s spent his career at the nexus of emerging alternative and traditional financial services, previously at Circle Internet Financial, Fidelity Investments, Grayscale Investments, and SecondMarket.
Target market: is narrower better?
How solving the problems in a well-defined vertical leads to success and expansion: Flywire’s Mike Massaro talks guiding principles, regulation and more in our Pivot Podcast.
Mike Massaro | CEO, Flywire
Mike Massaro is CEO of Flywire, a global payment-enablement company. Mike was named the 2019 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Financial Services, which recognizes unstoppable entrepreneurs who redefine the way we live, work and play. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College.
Adyen, from RBS Worldpay to today and beyond.
How are payments continuing to innovate? Adyen CCO Roelant Prins talks agility, rebuilding processes, banking licenses and the culture of innovation in our Pivot Podcast.
Roelant Prins | Chief Commercial Officer, Adyen
Roelant is responsible for the commercial activities at Adyen and has been with the company since its beginning in 2006. After starting his career as a consultant, he moved on to the online payments industry in early 2000. Throughout the years, Roelant has held various international management roles in sales and business development for companies providing payment solutions to international ecommerce businesses.
Head of Transactional FX Trading, Global Banking and Markets, Bank of America
Head of Transactional FX and Payments Strategy, Global Transaction Services, Bank of America