Category Archives: Banker

John Hope Bryant_ Silver Rights Worker_ Ep 24

Sometimes your name is prophetic.  This is exactly the situation with John Hope Bryant.  He has exemplified the concept of ‘hope’ throughout his life and specifically with Operation Hope, his organization focused on financial literacy and dignity for all.  John is a best selling author, keynote speaker, has shared the stage with Archbishop Desmond Tutu for the closing keynote at Davos, has worked with President Bush and Obama on financial literacy programs, and most recently was honored as American Banker’s Innovator of the Year for 2016.

It was my honor to interview John and he has an avid follower and supporter in me going forward.


Bradley Leimer_Discerning Technologist_Episode-17

You know that one person that everyone seems to know, that no one has anything bad to say about, and who seems to know something about every topic in a given field?  This perfectly sums up my good friend Brad Leimer, the Head of FinTech Strategy for Santander Innovation.  Some of my most memorable one-on-one conversations have been with Brad.  This definitely comes across in this interview as does my admiration and love for this guy.

Brad’s blog, Discerning Technologist, is a must read as is his most popular post in American Banker on The Great Rebundling of Financial Services.

Neff Hudson_The Contrarian_ Episode-15

How many people do you know that have spent their entire professional career with one company and yet are considered a ‘disruptor’?  Meet Neff Hudson from USAA.  Not only does Neff have the coolest name in banking, he is also one of the coolest people in banking – thus the title of ‘The Contrarian’.   He is one of those hidden gems in the executive ranks of banking; someone who truly understands the complexities of banking and technology but is also a strong advocate for digital product adoption.