At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Austin, Texas based CFO’ operating in the FinTech space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CFO of inKind
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About Highway 12 Ventures, inKind: inKind finances restaurants by purchasing large amounts of food and beverage credits upfront, and then selling that F&B credit to consumers.
Co-Founder, CFO & COO of Open Lending
Since co-founding both in 2000, Ross has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Open Lending, LLC and Lenders Protection, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Lending, LLC. He oversees all aspects of financial and operational business at Open Lending, LLC and Lenders Protection, LLC and subsidiaries. Through his efforts, the company has secured all necessary investment capital since inception. Ross co-leads national account sales to large financial institutions and captives, along with key customer support relations for the company. He has successfully developed key relationships with outside actuaries, investors, and insurance partners that have been instrumental in the company’s growth. Ross is the subject matter expert with regard to the Lenders Protection product and risk-based pricing solution. Under his leadership, Open Lending has been named to the Austin Business Journal’s “FAST 50” list five times, recognizing the fastest growing private companies in Central Texas. The company has also been named twice to the “INC 5000” list of fastest growing private companies nationwide and been named a “Best Place to Work” in Central Texas for three years. Additionally, Ross has been awarded the “Best CFO in Central Texas” by the Austin Business Journal. Ross brings a diverse background in corporate operations. He has extensive experience in public accounting for national firms such as Arthur Andersen. Ross has unique expertise and specialization in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, taxation, and financing transactions. Ross has been an active partner in various investment funds that provide early and later stage capital to technology-related companies over the past 25 years. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Young Entrepreneurs Organization. Ross received his BA in Accounting from The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas. In his free time, Ross enjoys the outdoors, hunting, playing tennis, and golf. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Austin, Texas with their four sons. He serves on several non-profit boards including Westlake Pop Warner, 12 Fields Foundations, the local Boy Scouts of America chapter, and others.
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About Open Lending: Open Lending is a provider of lending enablement and risk analytics solutions to financial institutions.
Chief Financial Officer of Factom
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About Factom: Factom, Inc. is a blockchain innovations company providing blockchain as a service platforms.
Chief Financial Officer of IBT
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About IBT: Financial Software Development Firm
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer of Vest Technologies
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About Vest Technologies: An intelligent ecosystem of capital, technology, and ideas that works for the everyday person.
CFO, Co-Founder of MR Presta
Expert in credit for small and large companies. Focused on empowering entrepreneurs of tech enabled companies to get financing to grow their businesses. Firm believer that small businesses are the leading edge of world transformation as it relates to innovation, employment, productivity and self fulfillment. Team leader for new businesses and products in multiple jurisdictions.
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About MR Presta: Developing cutting edge technology for Fintechs in origination, credit scoring and servicing around the world.
CFO of OppJar
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About Bella Pear, Inc, OppJar: Fintech