Leveraging artificial intelligence and the deepest banking domain expertise in the industry, we build simple, easy-to-use conversational banking platforms for financial institutions so their customers can easily manage their money and improve their financial literacy.
Co-Founder & CEO
Jake is a thought leader in constructing and deploying large-scale conversational banking assistants that empower financial institutions and revolutionize consumer banking experiences. Prior to founding Finn AI, Jake was a Director at Brook Intelligence, and a Mergers & Acquisition Strategy Consultant at PMSI Consulting in London. Jake received his MBA at IE Business School in Spain.
Co-Founder & COO
Natalie is a vocal proponent in examining the ethical implications of new emerging technology. She is an advocate for socially conscious innovation and how the intersection of humans and technology can positively impact society. Prior to founding Finn AI, Natalie worked at the Global Fund in Geneva managing a USD $250 million health investment portfolio. Natalie received her MBA at IE Business School in Spain.
Dr. Kenneth Conroy
VP Data Science
Dr. Ken leads the development of the Finn AI proprietary Natural Language Processing system. He is an expert data scientist and a sought-after speaker at technical events locally and abroad. Dr. Ken earned his PhD for Computer Science at Dublin City University. His specialities include deep machine learning and artificial intelligence.
VP UX & Conversation Design
Kevin Jaako has 10+ years of experience leading design teams on four different continents. As UX Design Lead at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), he led many high-profile projects, including the launch of the CommBank Property App (awarded the 2016 Australian Business Award for Mobile Innovation). At Finn AI, Jaako leads a multidisciplinary team of thought leaders focused on designing the future of conversational banking.
Stephen Menon is a seasoned digital acquisition and product strategist in the financial services industry. With over 12 years of working experience in various lines of business within banking, Menon formerly served as VP of Operations at MBNA (acquired by Bank of America) leading customer optimization strategies, and SVP of Marketing and Product. He later moved to TD Bank as AVP responsible for consumer credit cards, including the launch of Aeroplan.
Pam is responsible for the global marketing and communications strategies at Finn AI. Prior to joining the company, she was the AVP Corporate Communications at Absolute Software. Pam’s technology marketing experience spans a variety of enterprise software companies including SAP, Business Objects, and Crystal Decisions.
Managing Director, Global Sales & Strategic Account Management
Linda Wittich is an accomplished leader in global sales strategy and execution within the field of high enterprise SaaS businesses. With a successful track record of over 30 years in the financial services industry, Linda brings a wealth of experience in delivering cognitive, big data and analytics solutions for large corporate organizations at companies such as IBM, Broadridge, NSCC and Citibank.
Steven Zhu brings over two decades of hands-on experience in software engineering, enterprise architecture and management. Just prior to Finn AI, he was Director of Software Engineering at CA Technologies where he managed multiple technical teams to develop and deliver optimal models and solutions at scale. His vast portfolio of enterprise solutions experience also includes large organizations such as Boeing and Ritchie Bros.
1843 Capital is an early stage, technology venture firm advocating for gender equity to generate superior returns. Areas of focus are Technology and Tech-enabled Consumer Products companies that have a clearly defined competitive advantage.
BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT)
The BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Fund is one of the world’s largest venture capital funds dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies. They partner for long-term success and only invest in women-led or co-led technology companies at the seed, Series A and Series B stages. We look for promising companies that bring together the right technology, team and resources to transform or disrupt today’s markets.
Executive Strategic Advisor
Carrie is a respected business line leader, and product / solution designer. She has built many successful consumer and B2B brands in the financial services and technology sector. Carrie has led retail, commercial and wealth management business lines at TD Bank, and was Chief Marketing Officer at D+H, one of Canada’s largest Fintech companies. Today, Carrie is an independent advisor in business transformation and growth strategy for incumbent financial institutions and emerging Fintech players.
Flying Fish Partners
Flying Fish Partners invest their capital, expertise and relationships in early stage startups with big ideas, and commit 100% to seeing these companies thrive through Series A and beyond. Principals in the company include former leaders from Microsoft and Amazon who specialized in Speech, Machine Learning, and Natural Language technologies including Azure and Amazon’s Audible subsidiary.
Yaletown invests in emerging-growth technology companies in Canada that enhance sustainability and productivity for industrial and enterprise customers. Yaletown Partners is managed by a team of successful entrepreneurs and executives turned investors, collectively contributing almost 100 years of technology-industry experience.