Providing views and advice on the issues facing the financial industry

FinXTech’s Advisory Group is comprised of a select number of technology startup founders, established technology providers, innovation leaders in banking, investors and government and non-government policy leaders – all of which make up FinXTech’s ecosystem. Advisors are charged with informing FinXTech with the changes that are constantly occurring within their industry and how they are impacting the financial community – allowing FinXTech to provide the most relevant and up-to-date information to bank leaders across the U.S.

Thomas Brown
Partner, Litigation Dept. Paul Hastings LLP
Thomas Brown
Partner, Litigation Dept., Paul Hastings LLP

Thomas Brown is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition and the Global Banking and Payment Systems practices. Mr. Brown’s practice focuses on competition law and legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

Ryan Gilbert
General Partner Propel Venture Partners
Ryan Gilbert
General Partner, Propel Venture Partners

Ryan Gilbert is a General Partner at Propel Venture Partners (www.propel.vc), a venture capital firm investing in the financial services sector backed by BBVA.

John Gill
COO & Chief Risk Officer Somerset Trust Company
John Gill
COO & Chief Risk Officer, Somerset Trust Company

John Gill has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. Currently, he is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer with Somerset Trust Company, where he is responsible for directing the bank’s strategic planning process, risk management and for implementing various technology, profit improvement, growth, operational, and efficiency initiatives.

Adrienne Harris
Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy White House National Economic Council
Adrienne Harris
Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, White House National Economic Council

Adrienne was a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House National Economic Council. Her portfolio includes financial regulatory reform, financial technology, cyber security, consumer protection, and housing finance reform. She came to the White House from the US Department of Treasury where she served as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary.

Atul Kamra
Managing Partner SixThirty
Atul Kamra
Managing Partner, SixThirty

Atul Kamra is Managing Partner of SixThirty, a global FinTech venture fund and accelerator and cofounding General Partner of SixThirty CYBER. The SixThirty group of companies attract the most innovative FinTech and Cyber Security start-ups from across the globe, and work with like-minded corporate partners and mentors to accelerate their growth.

Walt Levengood
VP Sales and Business Development Nav
Walt Levengood
VP Sales and Business Development, Nav

Walt Levengood is the VP of Sales & Business Development of Nav, a venture-backed company helping small businesses make informed financial decisions and access capital. He works with like-minded partners to help bridge the gap between small business and financial institutions. Prior to Nav, Walt served as Chief Strategy Officer for Bizfi, where his team launched a platform that combined aggregation, funding and a marketplace for small businesses.

Bill McNulty
Entrepreneur in Residence Capital One
Bill McNulty
Entrepreneur in Residence, Capital One

Bill McNulty is an EIR at Capital One building new mobile and online banking products. Previously, Bill founded two fintech companies and worked in JPMorgan Chase’s M&A group.

Alexandra Villarreal O'Rourke
Partner, Financial Regulatory and Fintech Team Lead Womble Bond Dickinson
Alexandra Villarreal O'Rourke
Partner, Financial Regulatory and Fintech Team Lead, Womble Bond Dickinson

Alexandra Villarreal O'Rourke’s practice focuses on financial services litigation as well as state and federal financial regulatory matters and investigations, including actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Mary Ann Scully
Chairman and CEO Howard Bank
Mary Ann Scully
Chairman and CEO, Howard Bank

Mary Ann Scully is the Chief Executive Officer of Howard Bank and chairs the bank’s board of directors. She is a lifelong banker with over 30 years of varied executive experiences in the Maryland marketplace.

Christa Steele
Former President, CEO & Board Member, Mechanics Bank; Founder, Boardroom Consulting LLC
Christa Steele
Former President, CEO & Board Member, Mechanics Bank; Founder, Boardroom Consulting LLC,

Christa Steele is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of commercial and consumer banking experience. As the founder and managing member of Boardroom Consulting LLC, Christa’s background with proven execution of key strategic initiatives, M&A, streamlining of operations, growing new markets, implementing technology enhancements, provides an elite consultative and advisory perspective to board of directors and senior leadership.

Chris Tremont
Executive Vice President, Virtual Banking Radius Bank
Chris Tremont
Executive Vice President, Virtual Banking, Radius Bank

Chris Tremont is the executive vice president of virtual banking at Radius Bank. He has over 11 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Jon Zanoff
Founder Empire Startups
Jon Zanoff
Founder, Empire Startups

Jon Zanoff founded Empire Startups in 2011 and is the current entrepreneur-in-residence at Techstars. Often dubbed at the “Mayor of FinTech”, Zanoff has spent 15 years galvanizing the FinTech community in the states.