Georgia Fintech Academy

Episode 1: The Georgia Fintech Academy overview with guest Glen Sarvady and Jonthan Pinder

January 23, 2020 Thomas Season 1 Episode 1
Georgia Fintech Academy
Episode 1: The Georgia Fintech Academy overview with guest Glen Sarvady and Jonthan Pinder
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Georgia Fintech Academy
Episode 1: The Georgia Fintech Academy overview with guest Glen Sarvady and Jonthan Pinder
Jan 23, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
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Tommy Marshall, Executive Director of the Georgia Fintech Academy hosts fintech executive Glen Sarvady and Georgia State student Jonathan Pinder in a discussion of the Georgia Fintech Academy. Jonathan Pinder is also a fintech entrepreneur with a company called OshunPay. Glen Sarvady is a former FISERV and Mckinsey executive providing expert commentary on payments. 

FULL TRANSCRIPT IS AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK
https://borusg-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/thomas_marshall_usg_edu/EYFnWQb-KtVBhAYOJF87FB0BYAxBI0pN5RZwxyxTw2mUtQ?e=8ez0CT

Welcome to the Georgia FinTech Academy podcast. The Georgia FinTech Academy is a collaboration between Georgia's fintech industry and the University System of Georgia. This talent development initiative addresses a massive demand for fintech professionals and gives learners the specialized education experiences needed to enter the fintech sector.

Hi, everybody. This is Tommy Marshall, the executive director of the Georgia FinTech Academy, and I would like to welcome you, our listeners, to our inaugural podcast for the Georgia FinTech Academy. I am super excited that I have been able to bring a couple of my good friends into our first podcast today. First, I have to introduce you to Glen Sarvady. Hi, Glen.

Tommy, thanks for inviting me.

Thanks for being here. Glen is with 154 Advisors. He's also a core leader of our Technology Association of Georgia FinTech Society, and I've had the great pleasure of working and getting to know Glen over the last many years here in Atlanta. Thanks for being with us, Glen. I really appreciate it.

You know me. I'm always happy to talk about fintech.

That's right. Me too. Me too. Then we also have a very special guest in Jonathan Pinder, who is a senior at Georgia State University's Computer Science school, and he, congratulations, Jonathan, will be getting his bachelor's of science and computer science in May, will be graduating, and I know all of you prospective employers out there are going to be disappointed to hear that he's got a full-time job that he's already agreed to take with BlackRock, that is the largest asset manager on the planet, 7.43 trillion dollars under management.

Jonathan, they set a record last week with that, with their assets under management. Fink, their CEO, he announced that he had, I guess, his 2019 shareholder-type meeting announcement, and they announced that they hit this massive record number of assets under management. Fantastic organization. Really excited you're heading there. Then I guess additionally, Jonathan is an entrepreneur, and has created a payments company called OceanPay that we want to hear a whole lot more about. So, thanks so much for being here, Jonathan.

Thank you so much, Mr. Marshall.

I want you all both to talk a little bit more about yourselves, but before we jump into that, since this is our inaugural podcast, I want to share with all of you, our listeners, what we've been thinking about in terms of format here. You're getting a bit of it just as you hear the introductions. We're going to release a podcast monthly. Today is January the 23rd, 2020. We are on the Georgia State campus in a recording studio that they've been so generous to let us take advantage of.

So, we're going to do a podcast monthly, and the format's going to have a basic similarity every month, and that's going to, fortunately or unfortunately, depending on whether you like me or not, I'm the moderator, as the executive director of the Georgia FinTech Academy. Then I'll be inviting an executive from the fintech ecosystem, either here in Atlanta, here regionally, nationally, globally. We have a capability to bring in folks from really anywhere in the world through the technology that's available to us.

So, there'll be an executive present in every podcast, and then to have a student come in from the Georgia FinTech Academy and really just have some rich dialogue

Show Notes

Tommy Marshall, Executive Director of the Georgia Fintech Academy hosts fintech executive Glen Sarvady and Georgia State student Jonathan Pinder in a discussion of the Georgia Fintech Academy. Jonathan Pinder is also a fintech entrepreneur with a company called OshunPay. Glen Sarvady is a former FISERV and Mckinsey executive providing expert commentary on payments. 

FULL TRANSCRIPT IS AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK
https://borusg-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/thomas_marshall_usg_edu/EYFnWQb-KtVBhAYOJF87FB0BYAxBI0pN5RZwxyxTw2mUtQ?e=8ez0CT

Welcome to the Georgia FinTech Academy podcast. The Georgia FinTech Academy is a collaboration between Georgia's fintech industry and the University System of Georgia. This talent development initiative addresses a massive demand for fintech professionals and gives learners the specialized education experiences needed to enter the fintech sector.

Hi, everybody. This is Tommy Marshall, the executive director of the Georgia FinTech Academy, and I would like to welcome you, our listeners, to our inaugural podcast for the Georgia FinTech Academy. I am super excited that I have been able to bring a couple of my good friends into our first podcast today. First, I have to introduce you to Glen Sarvady. Hi, Glen.

Tommy, thanks for inviting me.

Thanks for being here. Glen is with 154 Advisors. He's also a core leader of our Technology Association of Georgia FinTech Society, and I've had the great pleasure of working and getting to know Glen over the last many years here in Atlanta. Thanks for being with us, Glen. I really appreciate it.

You know me. I'm always happy to talk about fintech.

That's right. Me too. Me too. Then we also have a very special guest in Jonathan Pinder, who is a senior at Georgia State University's Computer Science school, and he, congratulations, Jonathan, will be getting his bachelor's of science and computer science in May, will be graduating, and I know all of you prospective employers out there are going to be disappointed to hear that he's got a full-time job that he's already agreed to take with BlackRock, that is the largest asset manager on the planet, 7.43 trillion dollars under management.

Jonathan, they set a record last week with that, with their assets under management. Fink, their CEO, he announced that he had, I guess, his 2019 shareholder-type meeting announcement, and they announced that they hit this massive record number of assets under management. Fantastic organization. Really excited you're heading there. Then I guess additionally, Jonathan is an entrepreneur, and has created a payments company called OceanPay that we want to hear a whole lot more about. So, thanks so much for being here, Jonathan.

Thank you so much, Mr. Marshall.

I want you all both to talk a little bit more about yourselves, but before we jump into that, since this is our inaugural podcast, I want to share with all of you, our listeners, what we've been thinking about in terms of format here. You're getting a bit of it just as you hear the introductions. We're going to release a podcast monthly. Today is January the 23rd, 2020. We are on the Georgia State campus in a recording studio that they've been so generous to let us take advantage of.

So, we're going to do a podcast monthly, and the format's going to have a basic similarity every month, and that's going to, fortunately or unfortunately, depending on whether you like me or not, I'm the moderator, as the executive director of the Georgia FinTech Academy. Then I'll be inviting an executive from the fintech ecosystem, either here in Atlanta, here regionally, nationally, globally. We have a capability to bring in folks from really anywhere in the world through the technology that's available to us.

So, there'll be an executive present in every podcast, and then to have a student come in from the Georgia FinTech Academy and really just have some rich dialogue