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Friday, September 25, 2020

Fintech honors 25 women leaders

On Sept. 23, 2020, The Financial Technology Report released its 2020 list of top 25 women leaders. The New York-based publication, known for market research and financial sector news coverage, commended this year’s honorees for their accomplishments in leading their respective companies during a turbulent year marked by a global pandemic and economic uncertainties.

The 25 honorees have each played a role in moving the fintech industry forward, report's editors stated. “This year’s awardees span executive leadership, marketing, HR, compliance and security positions, among others, and all have adeptly and passionately fulfilled their unique leadership roles,” they wrote.

Driving innovation

Organizers pointed out that award recipients had been nominated by colleagues and peers, many of whom have enthusiastically touted honorees in press releases and on social media. Among them, Chris Kronenthal, president and chief technology officer at FreedomPay, congratulated Courtney Kelly Peters for leading the company’s business development efforts since 2017.

“Courtney has been a driving force in the success of key partnerships and our international expansion and has proven to be a strong leader within the organization,” Kronenthal said in a statement. “The recognition by The Financial Technology Report is well deserved and I look forward to witnessing Courtney’s continued success in the fintech space.”

Peters thanked The Financial Technology Report and Kronenthal, stating that she is honored to be recognized as a top woman leader. “I am proud to support FreedomPay as we continue to drive innovation globally,” she said.

Honor roll

Following are the Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology for 2020:

  • Vidya Peters, chief marketing officer, Marqeta

  • Amnah Ajmal, executive vice president, market development, MEA, Mastercard

  • Emily Larkin, chief information security officer, Abrigo

  • Porter Gale, chief marketing officer, Personal Capital

  • Ana Sirbu, chief financial officer, BlueVine

  • Josephine Scesney, managing director, finance and operations, Cadre

  • Jan Chong, vice president, engineering, Tally

  • Rebeca Minguela, founder and CEO, Clarity

  • Shyama Rose, chief information security officer, Amount

  • Jeanniey Walden, chief innovation and marketing officer, DailyPay

  • Catherine Kraus, partnerships director, Fundation

  • Angela Loeffler, head of people, Plastiq

  • Elena Ionenko, cofounder and business development leader, TurnKey Lender

  • Laurel Hesch, senior vice president, relationship manager, Arcesium

  • Lynn Cherry, chief compliance officer, Brightwell Payments

  • Luan Cox, founder, president, CEO, FinMkt

  • Sheila Monroe, chief operating officer, TrueAccord

  • Doreen Hoffman, director of compliance and portfolio recovery, Credibly

  • Caecilia Chu, founder and CEO, YouTrip

  • Megan Staton, vice president of client services, Amount

  • Andrea Collins, vice president of marketing, Hippo Insurance

  • Lisa Hennessey, chief people officer, Happy Money

  • Julia Markiewicz, chief operating officer, Silent Eight

  • Courtney Kelly Peters, director of business development, FreedomPay

  • Jen McPhillips, head of business operations, Coalition

The Financial Technology Report noted the need for leadership in good times and bad. “In uncertain economic times and as the demand for financial technology increases, these women have stepped up to the plate to aid the companies they serve in producing innovative, secure, and user-friendly solutions for businesses and individuals alike,” the editors wrote.

Additional information, including the professional backgrounds and biographies of award recipients can be found at www.thefinancialtechnologyreport.com . end of article

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