New Speaker Announcements: Scot Lenoir (Evolve Bank & Trust) & Atif Siddiqi (Branch) to Participate On Fintech Partnerships Panel Discussion
Can partnering in the fintech industry be a revenue multiplier? Is there a strategic benefit for financial institutions to partner with fintech solutions providers? How can fintech partnerships be structured? This panel discussion with discuss the dynamic state of partnering in the fintech and financial services industry!
About Scott Lenoir
With over 30 years in banking and financial services, Scot Lenoir is a passionate and seasoned financial services expert forging the way of fintech. His expertise ranges from payments, Banking as a Service (“BaaS”), financial technology and many more facets of the ever-changing financial landscape. Scot has overseen banking shift from a traditional, retail-first model to a model that provides the foundation for challenger banks to offer revolutionary access to financial services. He’s had a first-hand influence on the industry’s direction and is always driving for innovation.
Lenoir founded Evolve Bank & Trust in 2004 and currently serves as the Chairman of Evolve Bank & Trust and Chief Executive Officer of Evolve Bancorp, Inc. Evolve is recognized as a global leader in the payments and BaaS industry delivering unique solutions and innovative technology strategies for our partners. In particular, the Open Banking division operates as a tech powerhouse, enabling hundreds of fintech platforms to launch unique financial products to many different end users.
Under his leadership, Evolve has been recognized on the list of Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies while also being voted Top Workplace eight times in a row. He graduated from the University of Memphis.
About Atif Saddiqi
Atif Siddiqi is the founder and CEO of Branch, which helps businesses accelerate payments and empower working Americans. Businesses turn to Branch for a more cost-effective, faster way to pay workers. Workers and independent contractors that sign up with Branch can receive a zero-fee bank account, free instant access to earned wages, rewards, and personal finance tools to help them manage their cash flow between paychecks.
Atif started the company in 2015 as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Idealab, an incubator based in Pasadena, California, after seeing technology for hourly workers had not changed since his first hourly job. As the application gained traction among employees across the country, Branch was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Techstars Target Retail Accelerator program. Continuing its growth in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Branch has been honored with a Webby Award — Best Financial Services, Fintech Breakthrough Award, Gartner Eye on Innovation: Financial Services, and Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces in Minnesota. Atif has been recognized as one of Employee Benefit News’ Top 20 Digital Innovators in Benefits and EY Entrepreneur of the Year: Heartland.
Atif holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.