Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2019

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The Financial Technology Report announces the Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2019. Awardees were selected based on thorough review of technological impact on the financial industry, breadth of organization, number of businesses or consumers reached, career achievements and influence in the field and among peers, among other factors.

The Financial Technology Report is pleased to announce the Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2019. These exceptional executives have helped define many of the wide scale advancements the financial technology industry has undergone over the last decade. They are innovators, strategists, and corporate leaders, who have built important organizations that are driving massive change in the way we spend, save, invest, or otherwise manage our financial lives. Thousands of CEOs were evaluated to arrive at a subset of prospective awardees eligible for this year’s process.

We then closely evaluated hundreds of CEOs and performed a more detailed review of each candidate based on demonstrated leadership capabilities by researching qualified information sources and publicly available information. We looked for technological impact on the financial industry, breadth of organization, number of businesses or consumers reached, career achievements and influence in the field and among peers, among other factors.

It gives us great pleasure to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of these deserving CEOs.

Douglas Cifu, Co-Founder and CEO of Virtu Financial tops this year’s list. He founded the company in 2008 with Vincent Viola, a former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Together they built Virtu into one of the largest high-frequency trading and market making firms in the world. In the number two spot is Gary Norcross, Chairman, President and CEO of FIS, who started his career with the $8 billion revenue company more than 30 years ago as an entry-level programmer.

A few highly accomplished CEOs warrant special mention. They include Sally Krawcheck, who founded Ellevest in 2016 to assist women in digitally managing their finances; Ryan Williams, who co-founded Cadre, an investment platform for institutional grade real estate; and Baiju Bhatt, a co-founder of Robinhood, the fastest growing brokerage in the world. Each of these entrepreneurs identified a unique problem experienced by a segment of the broader population, developed an effective solution, and in turn garnered rapid customer adoption.

We congratulate each of this year's awardees. The complete list can be viewed at https://thefinancialtechnologyreport.com/top-50-financial-technology-ceos-of-2019/

About The Financial Technology Report

The Financial Technology Report is a comprehensive source for market research and insights, business news, investment activity and corporate actions related to the financial technology sector. Based in New York City, the firm is run by a seasoned team of editors, writers and media professionals highly knowledgeable on financial technology and the various companies, executives and investors that make up the sector. http://www.thefinancialtechnologyreport.com.

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