Keynote Speaker

Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely, is a James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, co-creator of the film documentary (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, and a three-time New York Times bestselling author. His books include Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Irrationally Yours, Payoff , Dollars and Sense and Amazing Decisions (published July 2019).

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Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely, is a James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, co-creator of the film documentary (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, and a three-time New York Times bestselling author. His books include Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Irrationally Yours, Payoff , Dollars and Sense and Amazing Decisions (published July 2019).

In 2013 Bloomberg recognized Dan as one of Top 50 Most Influential thinkers. He also has a bi-weekly advice column in the Wall Street Journal called “Ask Ariely.” Dan can be found at www.danariely.com.

Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around? Why do we overvalue things that we’ve worked to put together? What are the forces that influence our behavior? Dan Ariely is dedicated to answering these questions and others in order to help people live more sensible – if not rational – lives. His interests span a wide range of behaviors, and his sometimes unusual experiments are consistently interesting, amusing and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom.

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Luke Williams

New York Times Best Selling Author

Luke Williams

New York Times Best Selling Author

Mr. Williams is author of a NY Times and USA Today Bestseller (The Wallet Allocation Rule), a Bookscan Bestseller (Why Loyalty Matters), as well as over a dozen academic and trade publications including several Harvard Business Review articles and a Harvard Business School Case Study for use in the HBS curriculum.

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Adrienne Harris

Investor | Advisor

Adrienne Harris

Investor | Advisor

Adrienne Harris invests in and advises fintech companies and advises VC and PE firms. Most recently, Adrienne was the Chief Business Officer and General Counsel a San Francisco-based, insur-tech start-up for which she is now an Advisor. Previously, Adrienne was a Special Assistant to President Obama in the White House.

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Dick Fickling

Director of Engineering

Dave.com

Dick Fickling

Director of Engineering

Dave.com

Dick Fickling is the Director of Engineering at Dave.com, where he leads a team of 35 engineers, improving people's lives by building approachable financial products. Prior to joining Dave as employee #1, he was a staff engineer at Honey

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Donna Wells

Boardmember

Betterment and HappyMoney

Donna Wells

Boardmember

Betterment and HappyMoney

Bio: Donna Wells was CEO of Mindflash, founding CMO of Mint.com and led marketing for two F500 companies: Intuit and Expedia. She now serves on Boards with three FinTech companies: Betterment, CrowdStreet and Happy Money, as well as Mitek Systems (MITK). She was previously a Board Director at Boston Private Bank (BPFH).

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Jane Barrett

Chief Advocacy Officer

MX

Jane Barrett

Chief Advocacy Officer

MX

Jane Barratt, Chief Advocacy Officer of MX since 2018, is a long-time investor and champion of financial strength. In her role at MX, Jane collaborates with financial institutions, regulatory bodies and industry groups to ensure people can have better financial outcomes via secure access to their data. She is a financial educator through LinkedIn Learning. Previous to MX, Jane was CEO of GoldBean, and spent two decades driving growth for Fortune 500 companies.

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Don MacDonald

Chief Marketing Officer

MX

Don MacDonald

Chief Marketing Officer

MX

Don brings more than 30 years of experience in marketing, communications, product development and strategy from the world’s leading Technology and Financial companies. As Intel CMO, he grew the Intel brand to the world’s 5th most valuable brand, As Fiserv’s first CMO he executed the transition from a holding company to a unified operating company under a single brand, and cultivated his passion for a world of connected devices at Qualcomm.

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Scarlett Sieber

Managing Director, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

CCG Catalyst

Scarlett Sieber

Managing Director, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

CCG Catalyst

Scarlett Sieber has expertise in driving organizational change at both startups and enterprises alike across the financial services and fintech ecosystem. She currently serves as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at CCG Catalyst, a highly respected financial services industry management consulting firm. Prior to CCG, Scarlett has held executive leadership roles with BBVA, USAA, and Opus Bank.

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Brandon Dewitt

Co-founder and CTO

MX

Brandon Dewitt

Co-founder and CTO

MX

As Chief Technology Officer at MX, Brandon Dewitt uses his passion for helping people relieve financial stress to lead the MX engineering team. Brandon moved to Utah in 2011 when his personal finance company MyJibe merged with MoneyDesktop to become MX. Previous to MyJibe he worked at Experian.

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Crystal Anderson

Director, Client Experience Development

H&R Block

Crystal Anderson

Director, Client Experience Development

H&R Block

Crystal Anderson leads H&R Block’s client experience development team where she oversees the product vision for the end-to-end client experience. She is an award-winning product designer, recognized as one of the most influential and accomplished business leaders in the region by Kansas City’s Business Magazine, Ingram’s.

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Markus G. Fischer

Head of Corporate and Business Development

Betterment

Markus G. Fischer

Head of Corporate and Business Development

Betterment

Markus Fischer is the Head of Corporate and Business Development at Betterment. Prior to joining Betterment, Markus was an EVP of Business Development at Palantir, an advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, and held a variety of corporate and business development roles at Goldman Sachs, Engie and Deloitte. Markus holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MSc in Computer Science from I.N.S.A. de Lyon and an MSc in Strategic Management from HEC Paris.

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Alex Bean

Chief Business Officer

Divvy

Alex Bean

Chief Business Officer

Divvy

Alex Bean is Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer at Divvy, the leader in spend and expense management. As CBO, Alex oversees all strategic initiatives within the company, with a special focus on growth and product development.

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