• The Queen City Fintech Team

    Successful Entrepreneurs・ Financial Services Leaders・Technical, VC, and Legal Experts

  • Queen City Fintech

    Management Team

    Dan Roselli

    Co-Founder and Managing Director

    Dan is a prolific serial entrepreneur and a co-founder of Packard Place, a hub for entrepreneurs in Charlotte.

    Mahati Sridhar

    Investment Associate

    Mahati is a North Carolina native who has a passion for working with creatives, contributing to her local community and learning about the ever-evolving fintech industry. She is also a Venture for America Fellow.

    Betsy Yang

    Program Manager

    Betsy hails from New York City and is excited to play a part in Charlotte’s maturing fintech ecosystem. She is proud UMass Amherst Alumna and a Venture for America Fellow

    Marco Burgarello

    Relationship Manager

    Marco is a Venture for America Fellow from Phoenix. He believes in the power of startups to create change for cities and is excited to help Charlotte become a leading fintech hub.

  • Queen City Fintech Executive Team

    Queen City Fintech continues to develop strong relationships with leading executives in the financial services industry.

    Drew Lockhart

    CIO, Ally Financial

    Drew is an expert information technology strategist. He provides executive support with a background in vendor management and is heralded for his management skills

    Greg Mazza

    Head of Innovation, Development, and Governance, MetLife

    Greg is an innovator in the financial industry space with vast experience in business development

    Jeffrey Hay

    Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

    Jeffrey is an distinguished attorney, who has specialized in cross-border transactions, private equity, and technology licensing

    Whit Goodrich

    Chief Marketing Officer of Retail Cards, Synchrony Financial

    Whit is a seasoned marketing executive leading a large team focused on driving incremental growth, value, and consumer loyalty for 30+ major retail relationships.

    Chris Hart

    Co-Founder & Managing Director of Levvel & Co-Founder, Reward Summit

    Chris has more than 15 years of technology leadership experience and has led software development, infrastructure, and QA organizations at multiple Fortune 100 companies.

    Malcomb Coley

    Managing Partner, EY

    Malcomb has 25 years of experience providing professional services to high-growth organizations, with a focus on the financial statement audit of mining and minerals, manufacturing, retail, consumer products and distribution companies.

    Aubrey Hawes

    Senior Director of Product Marketing, Oracle

    Aubrey brings a unique blend of product management, marketing, and sale expertise with a background in enterprise software, and strategic development.

    Brian Pope

    Managing Director, Barings

    Brian co-leads the Private Equity Funds & Co-Investments team, responsible for originating and underwriting funds and direct investments for the Growth and Venture sectors. Brian has worked in the industry for 15-plus years with experience in investment management, investment banking and corporate finance.

    Paul Tyma

    CTO, LendingTree

    Paul provides technical leadership and vision overseeing engineering, business intelligence, QA, and operations at Lending Tree.

    Jeff Jones

    COO, Zenmonics

    Jeff has immense background at the intersection between finance and technology and is now helping banks fuse their product suites into a singular platform to optimize the customer experience.

  • Mentors

    Queen City Fintech's over 200 mentors give our accelerator companies a wealth of knowledge and experience across every facet of business development.

  • Experienced Founders

    We understand that building a company requires passion and perseverance. To help you along the journey, QC Fintech provides access to some of the world's premier founders who know how to get it done.

    Doug Lebda

    Founder & CEO, LendingTree

    • Startups
    • Strategic partnerships
    • Banking

    Michael Praeger

    Co-Founder & CEO, AvidXchange

    • SaaS
    • Management
    • M&A

    John Bradberry

    Co-Founder, Entrepreneurial Performance Labs

    • Strategy formulation
    • Executive assessment
    • Venture development

    Lenore Vassil

    Founder, The Torch

    • Strategy
    • Process engineering
    • Relationship management

    Paolo Nagari

    Founder & CEO, InterCultural Group

    • Coaching
    • Intercultural communication
    • Cross-cultural management

    Chris Boggiano

    Co-Founder, VersaMe

    • Command
    • Operational planning
    • Management

    Jon Boggiano

    Co-Founder, VersaMe

    • Business strategy
    • Sustainability
    • Training

    Mark Woollen

    Founder & CEO, Hayden Technology, Inc.​

    • Digital product strategy
    • Program delivery
    • Merger integration

    Reda Chouffani

    Co-Founder & VP, Biz Technology Solutions, Inc.

    • Healthcare informatics
    • Business intelligence
    • Software architecture

    Ben Stagg

    Co-Founder & CEO, Halo Smart Labs

    • Startups
    • Strategic planning
    • New business development

    Robert Rutherford

    Founder & CSO, Carneros Bay

    • Payments
    • Business Development & Partnerships
    • Venture development

    Rob Cummings

    Co-Founder, DealCloud

    • Startups 
    • Program management 
    • Enterprise software

    Shawn Dorsch

    Founder & President, Clear Markets Holdings

    • Electronic trading
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Fundraising

    Louis Foreman

    Founder & CEO of Enventys & Edison Nation

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Inventions & patents
    • Product design

    Bob Dunn

    Founder, Dunn Growth Advisors

    • Go-to-market strategy
    • Leadership
    • Product management

    Sarah Kunst

    Founder & CEO, Proday.co

    • Venture capital
    • Startups
    • Tech innovation

    Mike York

    Co-founder & Executive VP, Cardinal Solutions Group

    • Leadership
    • Agile methodologies
    • Software project management

    Grant Moulton

    Senior VP, Pipl, Inc.

    • Community building 
    • Channel marketing 
    • Contract negotiation

    Ramy Serageldin

    COO, Moven

    • Business strategy & execution
    • Management & operations
    • Innovation 

    Josh Brant

    President & CEO, Allegiance Merchant Services

    • Business continuity
    • WAN infrastructure
    • PCI compliance

    Chris McGee

    Investor, (former Chairman, Profit Insight)

    • Strategy 
    • Management 
    • Business development 

    John Brice

    Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Performance Labs

    • Strategy Formulation
    • Executive assessment 
    • Venture development 

    Keith Luedeman

    Founder, Good Mortgage

    • Fintech 
    • Growth 
    • Business Strategy  

    Angel Rutledge

    Executive Advisor, SignUpGenius​

    • Strategic Planning
    • Operations & Management
    • Marketing

    John Espey

    Co-Founder, Levvel

    • Capital raising
    • Marketing/Business 
    • Software Development
  • Fintech SME Mentors

    Charlotte has a wealth of Fintech talent. These advisers are at the top of Fintech field, whether they work at thriving startups or Fortune 500 financial institutions.

    Steve Boehm

    Senior VP & COO, AvidXchange

    • Payments
    • Digital commerce
    • Customer experience

    Aditya Khurjekar

    CEO & Co-Founder, LetsTalkPayments.com

    • Go-to-market strategy
    • Product marketing

    Chris Siemasko

    Chief Product Officer, Zenmonics

    • Product Management
    • Cross-functional team leadership
    • Strategy

    David Kucera

    Venture Partner, FinTech Forge

    • FinTech
    • Venture capital
    • International business

    Matt Ribbens

    Senior VP of Enterprise Digital Strategy, BB&T

    • Payments
    • Digital delivery
    • Treasury & cash Management

    Jonathan Hartsell

    Digital Business Development, Wells Fargo

    • Digital product management
    • Financial services
    • Communications

    Dinesh Chheda

    Senior VP, Fidelity Investments

    • Strategy
    • Investments
    • Product management

    Lance McAlister

    Senior Manager, Centric Consulting

    • IT strategy
    • Business process and operations
    • Financial services risk and compliance

    Zoran Stanisljevic

    Assistant Director, EY

    • Innovation
    • Digital and fintech strategy
    • Thought leadership 

    JP Nichols

    President & COO, Innosect

    • Business strategy
    • Wealth management 
    • Banking

    Duke Chang

    VP of Product Mgmt., Fidelity Labs

    • Strategy 
    • Product management
    • Analytics

    Jimmie Lenz

    Director of Technology Risk, Wells Fargo

    • Financial risk
    • Equities 
    • Capital markets

    Sam Maule

    Managing Partner, 11:FS

    • Strategic partnerships 
    • Leadership
    • Program management

    Matt Wackerhagen

    Senior Innovation Consultant, TIAA

    • FinTech
    • Design Thinking
    • Strategy & Execution

    Chris Millner

    Principal, Payments & FinTech Lead, North Highland

    • Payments
    • Digital Banking
    • Strategy & Operating model
  • Financial Services Mentors

    Our financial services mentors are both experienced and knowledgeable of all things finance. They are dedicated to assisting fintech startups in a multitude of areas.

    Jefferson Crew

    VP of Corporate Strategy, Wells Fargo

    • Corporate & business strategy
    • Strategic planning
    • Transformation management

    Matthew Herson

    Divisional CIO of Global Property and Special Risks, AIG

    • Financial services
    • IT strategy
    • Budgeting

    Dean Nolan

    VP/Director (Merchant Services), Fifth Third Bank

    • Product innovation
    • Software product management
    • P&L

    David Watterworth

    Director, SavedPlus Inc

    • Financial services
    • Retail banking
    • Risk management

    Greg Lloyd

    Senior Consultant of Payments Practice, Levvel

    • Financial services
    • Innovation & product development
    • Payments

    Shari Marakowitz

    Senior VP, Project Management Office, Bank of America

    • Banking
    • Strategy
    • Process improvement

    Rob Lentz

    Strategy, Consumer & Private Wealth Management Consultant

    • Segment/Product growth strategy
    • Sales/Marketing
    • Customer experience innovation

    Alice Wang

    Business System Consultant, Wells Fargo

    • Banking technology
    • Business analysis
    • Data analysis

    Diane Morais

    CEO, Ally Bank

    • Deposit growth
    • Market research 
    • Product development 

    Marcia Klingensmith

    Senior Director - Risk and Authentication Products, Visa

    • Project management 
    • Payments
    • Problem-solving

    Ken Sommer

    COO and Chief Risk Officer of PayPal/EMEA Region

    • Financial reporting 
    • Operation management
    • Technology processing 

    Lorraine Fischer

    ATM, Debit & Network Area of Focus Lead, Carlisle & Gallagher

    • Relationship strategy
    • Matrix management
    • Payment management & navigation

    Philip Sprague

    Senior VP of Emerging Payments, Wells Fargo

    • Product development 
    • P&L
    • Executive leadership 

    Kristin Wallace

    VP of Payment Solutions, BB&T

    • Payments
    • Mobile strategy
    • eCommerce

    Debbie Bartoo

    Senior Innovation Strategist, PSCU

    • Payments Strategies
    • Innovation/Product Management
    • Business Analytics 

    Peter Abeles

    Managing Director/Investment Banking, Sequence Financial

    • Institutional Capital Raising Initiatives
    • Strategic Advisory Services
    • Senior Management and Board Level Networking

    Elizabeth Chambers

    Director and Member of Audit, Risk, Compensation and Nominating Committees, Smith & Williamson

    • Consumer and B2B payments and lending
    • Marketing strategy and execution 
    • International Growth Strategy 

    Jeannette Kuda

    Vice President - Product Strategy, Bank Trust Consulting , LPL Financial

    • Institutional - Banking & Trust
    • Investment management
    • Product Management 

    Sarah Cray

    Sr. Business Consultant, Treasury LPL Financial

    • Business continuity 
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Registered business coach 

    Brian Weber

    AVP of Product Management,
    LPL Financial

    • Product Management
    • Strategic Planning
    • Process Improvement

    Teresa Burton

    Risk & Controls Manager,

    • Compliance
    • Controls Effectiveness
    • Risk

    Spencer Disher

    Former Sr Vice President,
    Natixis ABM

    • Angel Investing
    • Pitch evaluation
    • Investment
  • Business Mentors

    As a company in the Queen City Fintech accelerator, you interact daily with Charlotte's financial services and entrepreneurship vanguard. Meet our team of mentors.

    Adam Hill

    Operating Director, Levvel

    • Market analysis
    • Business development
    • Internal management

    Dan Black

     Client Engagement Manager, Tortal

    • Strategy
    • Innovation
    • Creativity

    David Phillips

    Innovation Provocateur, Faster Glass Consulting

    • Concept development
    • Prototyping
    • Coaching

    George McAllister

    Regional Director, SBTDC

    • Strategic planning
    • New business development
    • Fundraising

    Jay Bendis

    President, Transfer Technology Consultants

    • Strategic planning
    • Venture capital
    • Commercialization

    Chris Tapia

    Senior Director, Data Ventures

    • Supply chain & logistics
    • Manufacturing
    • M&A integration

    Dinesh Chheda

    Senior VP, Fidelity Investments

    • Strategy
    • Investments
    • Product management

    Andrew Roseliep

    AVP of MBA Leadership Development, Bank of America

    • Cross-functional team management
    • Intellectual property
    • Process design & consultation

    Dan Comisar

    Founder, Comisar Advisory LLC

    • Management
    • Human resources
    • Strategy

    Christopher Jones

    Senior Project Manager, ettain group

    • Business/IT alignment
    • Project management
    • PMO & IT governance

    Gerard Lang

    Global Product Marketing Manager, SPX Corporation

    • Mechanical & industrial engineering
    • Product development
    • Manufacturing

    David Moore

    Chairman, Dandelion Capital

    • Startups
    • Leadership
    • Business development

    Ben Murphy

    President, Hospitality Logistics International

    • Operations management
    • Transportation
    • Customs brokerage

    Kristopher Smith

    Head of Strategic Ventures, Legg Mason

    • Management
    • Leadership
    • Banking

    Devin Rader

    Developer Evangelist, Twilio

    • Competitive analysis
    • Marketing
    • Technical writing

    Jorge Ruiz M.

    Founder and CEO, Above and Beyond

    • Innovation
    • Business development
    • Strategy

    Tom Joseph

    Managing Director, Grant Thornton LLP

    • LOB performance
    • Operations optimization
    • Enterprise integration

    Matt Kinney

    Offering Manager of Banking Industry Analytics, IBM

    • Retail
    • Omni-channel
    • Digital marketing & UX

    Seth Twery

    Former Managing Director, Protiviti

    • Business development
    • Information Technology
    • Risk management

    Vishal Ranjane

    Managing Director, Protiviti

    • Business transformation
    • Entrepreneurism
    • FinTech consulting

    Allan Bacon

    CEO, Growth Forum

    • Business growth
    • Sustainability
    • Company culture

    Ran Fuchs

    CEO, Financial Network Analytics

    • Risk management
    • Derivatives
    • Strategy

    Mike Weich

    Assistant VP, Bank of America

    • Information security
    • Business development
    • Strategy


    Al McMillian

    Senior Business Counsel

    • Corporate governance
    • Law
    • Licensing

    Trent Hawthorne

    Technology President, Palmetto Ventures

    • SaaS transactions
    • Capital raise
    • (Web App) Product management

    Selwyn Halbertsma

    Director, US Business Consulting, Synechron Inc.

    • Financial markets 
    • Regulatory landscape
    • Blockchain applications

    Scott Dam

    Associate Director, US Business Consulting, Synechron Inc.

    • Corporate finance
    • Management consulting
    • processes

    Alan Slothower

    Worldwide Sales Lead, Microsoft

    • Business intelligence
    • Enterprise software
    • Team building

    Chris Mailander

    Founder & Managing Director, Ironheart Corporate Advisory

    • Business strategy 
    • Mergers & Acquisitions 
    • Management 

    Dan Ward

    Associate Partner, SIA Partners

    • Strategy planning
    • Merger integration 
    • Regulatory compliance 

    Ginny Coffey

    Former Senior VP Strategic Deals and Proposal, Bank of America

    • Cash/Treasury Bank Solutions
    • Sales Enablement
    • Transformation Management 

    Katy Chang

    Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Innovation, LPL Financial

    • New concept development
    • Business development planning
    • Minimum viable product testing & insights

    Matt McFee

    Founding Partner, BriteVerify

    • Product-Market fit
    • Culture Development
    • Data Privacy and Security Governance

    Ronald Quinn

    Director of Portfolio Management, Sealed Air

    • Program Management
    • Lean/Six Sigma
    • Product Development
  • Strategy Mentors

    Growing a business at scale is no easy task. We've sought out the most talented business strategists in Charlotte who are passionate about helping startups.

    Angela Ratliff

    AML Compliance Manager, Bank of America

    · Risk management

    · Compliance

    · Process improvement

    Jeff McMahon

    Managing Director, North Highland

    • Strategic planning
    • Program management
    • Consulting

    Pete Roney

    VP of Business Development & Innovation, Thales USA Managing Director, Thales xPlor

    • Business development
    • Innovation
    • Business strategy

    Rachel Heath

    Manager, North Highland

    • Strategy
    • Business process
    • Management consulting

    Dion Lisle

    Vice President & Head of FinTech at Capgemini

    • Strategic partnerships
    • Startups
    • Mobile payments

    Shari Chiara

    Program Manager, Developer Ecosystem and Startups, IBM

    • Strategy 
    • CRM
    • Demand generation

    Igor Gorlatov

    Principal at Successful Negotiators Club,

    Managing Partner at FractionalCMOs.com


    • Negotiation
    • Digital strategy and execution
    • Marketing

    Jeff Smith

    Founder, Crowdsaw

    (Formerly BuzzFeed, Twitter, and AOL)

    • Growth hacking
    • Digital strategy
    • Media buying

    Scott Burns

    Vice President, Risk Management Consultant, BB&T insurance

    • Insurance
    • Risk management
    • Underwriting

    Steve Gress

    Principal, North Highland

    • Business acquisitions
    • Facility & construction management 
    • Supply Chain management

    Matt Ribbens

    Senior VP of Enterprise Digital Strategy, BB&T

    • Payments 
    • Digital delivery
    • Treasury & cash management 

    Ken Mathis

    Payments Industry Leader, North Highland

    • Payments
    • Risk management
    • P&L

    Joanna Beck

    Beck Insights, LLC

    • Strategic planning
    • Project management
    • Operations

    Ben Gillis

    Retired Vice President, Teradata

    • Go-to-market strategy 
    • Sales strategy and execution 
    • General Management and skills development 

    Ben Dominitz

    CEO, Vistage International

    • Hiring and team building 
    • Business development
    • Strategy and branding 

    Brian Hovey

    Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Honeywell

    • Strategy
    • Go-to-market Planning
    • New Product Introduction
  • Legal Mentors

    Legal guidance is a necessity for any startup. Throughout the QC Fintech program, our legal mentors interact with our participants on a daily basis.

    Ted Claypoole

    Partner, WBD

    • Privacy law
    • Licensing
    • Trademarks

    Scott Anderson

    Attorney, WBD

    • Corporate governance
    • Telecommunications
    • Litigation

    Matar Diouf

    Corporate Attorney, WBD

    • Corporate law
    • Private equity, M&A, & venture
    • Document drafting

    Chad Thorson

    Intellectual Property Attorney, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

    • Intellectual property
    • Capital raising
    • Patents

    Brian Ellsworth

    Intellectual Property & Patents Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

    • Client counseling
    • Patents
    • Intellectual property

    Rocky Cabagnot

    Supervising Attorney, CED & Entrepreneurship Clinic

    • Nonprofits
    • Legal assistance
    • Community outreach

    Nate Quirk

    IP/Patent Attorney, Nelson Mullins

    • Intellectual property
    • Patents
    • Licensing

    Paul Gagnier

    International Legal Expert

    • Corporate governance
    • Telecommunications
    • Litigation

    Tom Trujillo

    Strategy & Legal Expert

    • Strategy
    • Cross-functional leadership
    • Risk management

    Ben Hicks

    Corporate Attorney, Forrest Firm P.C.

    • Corporate law
    • Legal entity formation
    • Fundraising

    Brian Davis

    Partner, VLP Law Group

    • Trademarks 
    • Intellectual property
    • Copyrights

    Brian Ellsworth

    Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP

    • Intellectual property
    • Patient law
    • Licensing agreements 

    Jesse Jones

    Business Lawyer, Fourscore Law

    • Early stage start up counseling
    • Angel and venture financing 
    • General corporate law 

    Colby Jenkins

    Partner, Moore & Van Allen PLLC​

    • Investment fund formation attorney
    • Startup attorney
    • Telemedicine
  • Media and Marketing Mentors

    Our media and marketing mentors help companies reach customers, investors, and the public. They have a wealth of experience in the marketing and branding fields.

    Jeremy Davids

    Senior Account Executive & Brand & Marketing Strategist, Visa

    • Brand strategy
    • Staff development
    • Lifecycle management

    John P. Williams

    Sr. Marketing Manager, Synchrony Financial

    • Mobile & digital payments
    • Product innovation
    • Value proposition development

    Terry Atkins

    Sr. Director of Marketing Communications, Extended Stay America

    • Shopper marketing
    • Licensing
    • Public relations

    Jenni Walker

    President, Walker PR Group, LLC

    • Public relations
    • Social media
    • Writing & editing

    Jim Garrity

    Senior Advisor, Former CMO of Wachovia

    • Brand-building
    • Brand architecture
    • Marketing accountability

    Blair Primis

    VP of Marketing, OrthoCarolina

    • Marketing
    • Strategy
    • Public relations

    Erik Qualman

    Digital Leadership, Equalman Studios

    • Keynote presentation
    • Digital media
    • Creativity

    Steve Somloi

    Digital Marketing Leader, Synchrony Bank

    • Marketing strategy
    • Account management
    • eCommerce

    Jonathan Shieber

    Senior Editor, TechCrunch

    • Public relations
    • Digital media
    • Creativity

    Peter Mansfield

    President, CMO.la

    • Growth strategy 
    • User acquisition 
    • Marketing leadership

    Juan Garzón

    Founder, The Garzón Company

    • Brand strategy
    • Sales communication 
    • Pitching 

    Lou Solomon

    CEO & Founder, Interact Authentic Communication

    • Public speaking
    • Coaching
    • Organizational development

    Andy Monahan

    Managing Director, Marketing ARM

    • Online demand generation
    • B2C
    • B2B

    Louis Calabrese

    Vice President - Marketing and Communications, LPL Financial

    • Digital marketing & lead generation
    • Financial advising
    • B2B
  • Finance and Accounting Mentors

    Facing the challenge of getting their finances on track, our startup companies have access to expert financial and accounting executives across the Charlotte business community.

    Kevin Garrison

    CPA & Co-Founder, Reardon and Garrison, LLP

    • Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Financial analysis

    Greg Brown

    Owner & President, Cardinal Finance

    • Consumer finance
    • Financial innovation
    • Angel investing

    Matthew Clewis

    Online Sales Manager, Bank of America

    • Financial analysis
    • Accounting
    • Management

    Dave Cosper

    Former CFO, Sonic Automotive

    • Financial forecasting
    • Assessment and pricing
    • Leadership

    Robert Aldrich

    President, Aldrich CFO Services

    • Financial reporting
    • Budgeting
    • Accounting

    William Bissett

    Certified Financial Planner, Secrest Blakely & Associates

    • Financial review
    • Risk insurance
    • Wealth management

    Mike Hensinger

    Senior Managing Director, Synchrony Financial

    • Corporate finance
    • Credit
    • Financial structuring 

    Donnie Bobbitt

    CFO/COO Advisor, Bobbitt Consulting LLC

    • Finance
    • Due diligence
    • Mergers & Acquisitions

    John Thacker

    Wealth Advisor, Cornerstone Wealth

    • Wealth Management 
    • Retail/HNW Financial Services 
    • Financial Analysis 
  • Technology & Design Mentors

    As QC Fintech companies build out their digital products, our technology and design mentors are there to advise on software development and user interface, as well as security.

    Tim Edwards

    Senior VP of eCommerce, Architecture & Segments Technology, Bank of America

    • Infrastructure and design
    • Middleware engineering
    • Technical consulting

    Shirley Baunach

    IT Strategy & Business Alignment

    • Emerging payments
    • Data & network security
    • Regulatory compliance

    Ryan Teksten

    Managing Director, Tabard Venture Capital

    • Global technology
    • Business development
    • Strategic management

    Ames Flynn

    Senior VP & CIO, Extended Stay America

    • Global IT & eCommerce
    • Enterprise change
    • Acquisition assessment

    Addy Kapur

    Founder, TimeTap & Co-Founder, Mailvu

    • Technology
    • Creativity
    • Business implementation

    Andrew Sobel

    Executive VP, The Brixton Group Inc.

    • Statistics and analytics
    • Information technology
    • Technical recruiting

    Raja Musunuru

    IT Management Consultant, AAA

    • IT strategy
    • Business analysis
    • Leadership

    Matthew Tyndall

    Partner & Head of Production, Priceless Miscellaneous

    • Web design
    • New media
    • Blogging

    Jim Van Fleet

    President, it's bspoke & Senior Consultant, Levvel

    • SQL
    • Training
    • SaaS

    Tim Collins

    Director of Project Mgmt., The Fresh Market​

    • Software delivery
    • IT governance
    • Enterprise architecture

    Gregory Hawgood

    Senior VP & Chief Engineer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    • IT strategy
    • Vendor & portfolio management
    • Banking

    Josh Street

    Director of Architecture & Strategy, AmWINS Group

    • Technology strategy
    • Service-oriented architecture
    • Commercial banking

    Timothy Bhatt

    Chief Information Security Officer, Ally Bank

    • IT strategy
    • IT management
    • Information security

    Arvy Rajasekaran

    CIO, Digital Channel Technology at Ally Bank

    • eCommerce
    • Digital experience
    • Information technology

    Doug Grubba

    Sr. Web Developer, Payzer

    • Design
    • Back-end development
    • Management

    Jim Marascio

    Managing Director, Petrizzi Technology Advisors

    • Product development
    • SaaS
    • Scalability


    Evan Taylor

    Risk Consultant, NFP

    • Intelligence analysis
    • National security
    • Counterintelligence


    Rachel Parsons

    AppDev Practice Manager

    • Agile methodologies
    • Software development
    • Project management

    Bermon Painter

    Practice Manager, Experience Design, Cardinal Solutions

    • User experience
    • Design
    • Front-end development

    Ward Thompson

    Mobile Application Consultant

    • Product ownership
    • Business analysis
    • Legal research

    Emily Hunt

    Director, Byte Academy

    • Fintech
    • Marketing strategy
    • Blockchain

    Abhishek Ratani

    Former President and CTO, Red Ventures

    • Strategy
    • Technology
    • Innovation

    Fredy Villa

    Technology Execution Lead, Coco-Cola Bottling. Co. Consolidated

    • Machine Learning
    • Development Operations
    • Strategy & architecture

    Steve Stemmer

    Director of IT,


    • IT Strategy
    • Data Security, Management & Governance
    • Global Technology 

    Jeremy Martin

    Director of Software Development,
    Diligent Corporation

    • Leadership
    • Technology Strategy
    • Software Delivery
  • Big Data, Informatics, and Cybersecurity


    Big data continues to transform industries across the world. With more data comes more responsibility. Finance and financial technology are no exception. QC Fintech aims to provide valuable resources for your company to harness the power of big data and keep it secure.

    David Cavallaro

    Director, Thales xPlor

    • Big Data
    • Innovation
    • Strategic marketing

    Mirsad Hadzikadic

    Director of Data Science and Business Analytics PSM, UNCC

    • Data Analysis
    • Research
    • Strategic Planning

    Ryan Greenway

    Senior VP of Data Science, Bank of America

    • Product management
    • Data mining, analytics & machine learning
    • Innovation and research

    Arnold Abernathy

    Senior Information Security Specialist, CA Technologies

    • Security
    • IT
    • Management Consulting

    Mike Saurbaugh

    Director, Cybersecurity

    • Cybersecurity strategy
    • Cybersecurity management
    • Incident response

    Evan Taylor

    Risk Consultant, NFP

    • Intelligence analysis
    • National security
    • Counterintelligence

    Dale Lancaster

    Former Chief Information Security Officer, Red Ventures

    • Network security
    • Disaster recovery
    • Networking

    John Thomas

    VP of Data Science, Red Ventures

    • Statistical modeling
    • Data mining
    • Machine learning

    John Thomas

    VP of Data Science, Red Ventures

    • Statistical modeling
    • Data mining
    • Machine learning

    David Brann

    Vice President - Analytics LPL Financial

    • Analytics within Fintech
    • Storytelling with data
    • Machine learning

    Srinivasan Vanamali

    Principal, Olympus Infotech

    • Former Principal Security Architect at CA Tech.
    • Cybersecurity and
      Cyber Risk Management
    • Identity and Access Management
  • Capital Mentors

    The ultimate goal of QC Fintech is to make sure every graduate company has access to capital. Luckily, our group of mentors includes major venture capital players both in Charlotte and around the world.

    Paul Grim

    Senior Advisor, BlueSpark Technologies, Inc.

    • Research and technology
    • Telecom assessment
    • Semiconductors

    David Jones

    General Partner, Bull City Venture Partners

    • Venture capital
    • M&A
    • Strategic partnerships

    David Gilroy

    Co-Founder & Managing Director, Scale Finance

    • Accounting
    • Venture capital
    • M&A

    Matt Harris

    Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners

    • Specialty lending
    • Asset management
    • Trading systems

    Patricia Kemp

    Venture Partner, Oak Investment Partners

    • Venture capital
    • M&A
    • Business strategy

    Richard MacLean

    Managing Partner, Frontier Capital

    • Private equity
    • Financial modeling
    • Valuation

    Cameron Newton

    Investment Manager, Relevance Capital


    • Investments
    • Management consulting
    • Strategic planning

    Doug Nelson

    Associate, Devonshire Investments

    • Venture capital
    • Finance marketing
    • Private equity

    Peter Wright

    Managing Director, Anderson LeNeave & Co.

    • Banking
    • Information technology
    • Securities

    Mark Goodman

    Managing Director, MassMutual Ventures

    • Venture capital
    • Startups
    • Cleantech

    Michael Baumstein

    Managing Director, Babson Capital

    • Investments
    • Capital Markets
    • Financial Modeling

    Ilieva Ageenko

    Managing Director & MRM Practice Leader, Grant Thornton

    • Risk management
    • Financial services
    • E-commerce

    Bill Wallis

    Director of Private Equity, Babson Capital

    • Venture capital
    • Financial modeling
    • Valuation

    Robert Creeden

    Founding & Manager Partner, Novus Venture Management

    • Venture capital
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Startups

    John Cambier

    Managing Partner, IDEA Fund Partners

    • Venture capital
    • Startups
    • Strategy

    Lucas Timberlake

    Director and Chief

    Investment Officer, Fintech Ventures Fund

    • Payments
    • Lending
    • Fundraising (debt & equity)

    Matt Kennedy

    Vice President, Banks Street Partners, LLC

    • Capital raises
    • Mergers & acquisitions
    • Business development

    Charles Svirk

    Senior Associate, MassMutual Ventures

    • Capital raises
    • Venture capital
    • Entrepreneurship

    Lister Delgado

    Founder & Managing Partner, IDEA Fund Partners

    • Venture capital
    • Startups
    • Strategic partnerships 

    K.C. Brechnitz

    Senior Managing Director Global Head of Capital and Debt Advisory

    EY Capital Advisors

    • Capital Raising
    • Capital Markets
    • Business Strategy 
  • Sales Mentors

    Since revenue is the lifeblood of any business, we have assembled a unique group of mentors who have strong experience in sales to help our Founders grow their business.

    James Segodnia

    Global Account Manager, Ab Initio Software

    • Enterprise software sales
    • Financial services
    • Account Management
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