Top FinTech Influencers in the United States of America

September 21, 2016     By : LTP Team

These are exciting times for financial services. On one hand, several FinTech startups are providing solutions for specific problems and on the other, incumbents are bringing more digitization and tech-enabled products to their existing customers. The ongoing debate between banks and FinTechs at war is also giving way to collaboration, partnership and acquisition.

We at LTP are happy to announce the top FinTech influencers in the United States of America (USA). These influencers are people that are bringing about the change we need in the financial services space. This list is not restricted to new disruptors and not just the big boys at incumbents.

The FinTech influencers list is based on both thinkers and doers in the FinTech and FinServ space. It includes startup founders/CXOs, bankers, technologists, industry experts/advisors, regulators and people who run associations and industry bodies.

The top FinTech Influencers in the United States of America (Infographic):

Top FinTech Influencers in the United States of America

A list of the top FinTech influencers from the United States of America:

Full Name Twitter Handle Quick Profile
Brett King brettking Founder – Moven, Inc.
Bradley Leimer leimer Head of FinTech Strategy – Santander US Innovation
Marc Andreessen pmarca Co-founder and Chairman – Ning, Inc.
Jim Marous JimMarous Co-publisher – The Financial Brand, Owner – The Digital Banking Report.
JP Nicols JPNicols Chairman – Next Money
Stephan Baasch stbaasch Founder/CEO – XRM
Jim Bruene netbanker Owner – The Finovate Group
Bill Sullivan WFSULLIVAN3 Global Head of Financial Services – Capgemini
Sam Maule sammaule Director – NTT Data
Scarlett Sieber ScarlettSieber SVP – BBVA
Sunil Madhu sunilontech CEO/President – Socure
Osama Bedier obedier CEO – Poynt
Max Levchin mlevchin Co-founder/CEO – Affirm
Margaret Keane syfmkeane President/CEO – Synchrony Financial
Ryan Falvey Ryan_Falvey MD – Center for Financial Services Innovation
James Faucette jfaucette01 Executive Director – Morgan Stanley
Arif Ahmed NA SVP – US Bank
Marie Floyd NA SVP, Wells Fargo
Ashish Francis Thomas Gadnis ashfratho Founder/CEO – BanQu
Bill Barhydt billbarhydt Founder/CEO – ABRA
Scott Galit NA CEO – Payoneer
Brock Pierce brockpierce Advisor – DSTLD
Bryan Clagett Clagett Chief Marketing Officer – Geezeo
Joseph Hurley NA Head of Business Development – Discover Financial Services
Mehul Desai NA Founder – DeZai, LLC. Also founder C-Sam (sold to MasterCard) 
John Beatty NA CEO/Co-Founder – First Data
Balaji Srinivasan balajis CEO/Co-founder – 21.co
Gavin Andresen gavinandresen Chief Scientist – Bitcoin Foundation
Pali Bhat NA Global Head – Google
Pascal Bouvier pascalbouvier Venture Partner – Banco Santander
Barry Silbert barrysilbert Founder & CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG)
Christopher Danvers kingofpayments Vice President – American Airlines
Jon Zanoff jonzanoff Founder – Empire Startups
Rebecca Lynn VCRebecca General Partner – Canvas Ventures
James Wester jameswester Research Director – IDC
Michael Kennedy MikeKennedySF Co-founder/CEO – ClearXchange
April Rudin TheRudinGroup Founder/CEO – The Rudin Group
Ricardo Henzler ricardo_henzler Director – Deutsche Bank
Paul Finch NA CEO – Early Warning Services
Fred Ehrsam FEhrsam Co-founder – Coinbase
Zack Miller newrulesinvest Founder – Tradestreaming
John Collison collision Co-founder – Stripe
Michael Halloran fintechblogger Head of Business Development – MaxMyInterest
Lisa Kuhn Phillips LisaKuhnPhilips Vice President – Allied Payment Networks
Tim Swanson ofnumbers Director – R3 CEV
Peter Renton LendAcademy Founder – Lend Academy
Mark Zmarzly HipMoneyApp Founder & CEO – Hip Pocket
Josef Holm josefholm Founder/CEO – Crowd Invest Summit
Glen Gilmore GlenGilmore Marketing Strategist – Gilmore Business Network
Cameron Winklevoss winklevoss Co-founder & President – Gemini
Elizabeth Dias techmktggirl Senior Manager – Perficient
Jill Castilla JillCastilla President, CEO & Vice-Chairman – Citizens Bank of Edmond
Dan Morehead dan_pantera Regional Field Rep – Nuance Communications
Tom Groenfeldt Tomgroenfeldt Writer – International Finance Magazine and Forbes
Jennifer Tescher jentescher President & CEO – Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSi)
Mike Dudas mdudas Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer – Button, Inc.
Jason Del Rey DelRey Senior Editor – Recode
David Romero NA Director – BP
Victoria van Eyk victoriavaneyk Co-founder – Bitcoin Strategy Group/Special Advisor – Foreign Affairs
Dan Latimore DanLatimore Senior Vice President – Celent
Marleen van Kammen MvKtweeter Vice President – VISA
Adam Nash adamnash President/CEO – WealthFront
Bill Winterberg BillWinterberg Technology Consultant – FPPad.com
Elizabeth McCauley etmccauley Global Business Development Head – Coinsecure
Anand Ramakrishnan aramakri President and Chief Executive Officer – Opus Consulting
Jeremy Allaire jerallaire Co-founder/CEO – Circle
Marco Santori msantoriESQ Partner – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Jim Van Dyke JimVanDyke CEO – Futurion.digital
Patrick Byrne OverstockCEO Founder – Overstock.com
Pete Rizzo pete_rizzo_ Editor – CoinDesk
Scott Robinson TheScottRob VP & Founder, Plug and Play FinTech
Jay Jay Abels VeryVeriViral Strategic Partner – Vericon
Jason Oxman joxman CEO – Electronic Transactions Association
Tatiana Moroz queentatiana Founder – Taiana Coin
Jesse Podell Jessepod Managing Director – Startupbootcamp
Brian Hart BrianHartPR Founder & President – Flackable
Daniel Cawrey danielcawrey Speaker & Communication – Velocity
Mark L. Rockefeller MarkRockefeller CEO & Co-founder – StreetShares, Inc.
Mike D King bankwide Founder & President – Bankwide
Aditya Khurjekar khurjekar CEO & Co-founder – Let’s Talk Payments
Michael Casey mikejcasey Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Expert & Senior Advisor at MIT Media Lab
Stessa Cohen stessacohen Research Director – Gartner, Inc.
Daniel McAuley alphafishing Co-founder – Wharton FinTech, Data Scientist – Wealthfront, Inc.
Chance Barnett chancebar CEO – Crowdfunder.com, Founding Partner – VC Index Fund
Anuj Nayar anujnayar Global Head of Product Communications – PayPal
Jenny Fielding jefielding Managing Director – Techstars
Howard Lindzon howardlindzon Founder & General Partner – Social Leverage
Shai Goldman shaig Member of the NYC Board, Managing Director – SVB Capital
Michael Kitces MichaelKitces Co-founder & Director – XY Planning Network
Sallie Krawcheck SallieKrawcheck CEO & Co-founder – Ellevest
Rohit Arora rohitbiz2credit CEO & Co-founder – Biz2Credit
Jennifer Bailey NA Vice President – Apple
Ajaypal Banga NA President & CEO – Mastercard
Mike Cagney mcagney Co-founder/CEO – Social Finance (SoFi)
Michael Carter NA CEO & President – BizEquity
Parker Conrad parkerconrad Co-founder/CEO – Zenefits
Max Eliscu NA CEO – Viewpost
Lisa Falzone LisaFalzone CEO/President – Revel
Patrick Gauthier PRGauthier Vice President – Amazon
Albert Goldstein _AlGoldstein CEO & Founder – Avant
Matt Humphrey zellunit CEO & Co-founder – LendingHome Corporation
Brad Katsuyama BradKatsuyama President & CEO – IEX Group
David Klein CommonBond CEO & Co-founder – CommonBond
Rene Lacerte rlacerte CEO/Founder – Bill.com
Renaud Laplanche NA Founder and CEO – Lending Club
Deborah Liu NA Vice President – Facebook
Mike Love mikelove247 President – Mozido
Eric Poirier NA CEO – Addepar
Baiju Prafulkumar Bhatt bprafulkumar Co-founder – Robinhood
Sridhar Ramaswamy NA SVP – Google
Jeremy Roche Jeremy_Roche President and CEO – FinancialForce
Slava Rubin gogoslava Founder – Indiegogo
Dan Schulman Dan_Schulman President and CEO – PayPal
Stephen Kehoe smkehoe SVP – Visa
Reetika Grewal NA Head of Payments – Silicon Valley Bank
Bill Harris BillHarris_PC CEO – Personal Capital
Shamir Karkal shamir_k Head of operations – BBVA
Ron Karpovich NA MD, JPMorgan Chase
Doug Lebd DougLebda Founder & CEO, LendingTree
Danny Shader dshader CEO – PayNearMe
Jonathan Stein betterment Founder/CEO – Betterment
Yancey Strickler ystrickler CEO/Co-founder – Kickstarter
Raul Vazquez NA CEO – Oportun
Aaron Vermut vermooti CEO – Prosper Marketplace, Inc.
Alexa Von Tobel alexavontobel CEO – LearnVest, Inc.

This list is in no particular order. It does not reflect any rating or ranking.

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