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Competitive Digital Product Strategies for Fintechs with Leon Gauhman of Elsewhen

These days, digital products are the lifeblood for many businesses, especially fintechs. New (or updated) offerings from mobile banks, financial tools, payment apps, and beyond are being released daily. Success is not a given when a new digital product is released, so having quality strategies and execution are crucial.

Our guest on this episode had incredible insight to share on what does (and doesn’t) work when it comes to digital product strategy. Leon Gauhman is the founder and Director of Product and Strategy at Elsewhen. Elsewhen is a London based digital product consultancy. Since their founding in 2011, Elsewhen has endeavored to provide a different approach to digital consultancy—one that combines strategy, design and engineering into one unified process. Their clients have included Google, Mastercard, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Citi, and more, and they specialize in the financial services, data, banking and insurance sectors.

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Powerful POS System Strategies with Mony Zenou of Dejavoo

The world of payments is incredibly competitive, and technology is constantly pushing the industry forward. Though their demise has been incorrectly predicted for years, POS systems are still a key part of the payments ecosystem for merchants. So it goes without saying that whether you’re an ISO or ISV, having an effective POS system strategy can be a game changer…

Our guest is Mony Zenou, Founder, President, and CEO of Dejavoo Systems. Dejavoo Systems is on a mission to provide an offering of products and services rich in features, packed with value & residual opportunities and essentially complete, setting new standards in the POS payments industry. In particular, they’ve innovated with cloud based POS offerings, with implementation strategies that have proven to be very powerful for ISOs, ISVs, and merchants themselves.

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Financial Services for the Underbanked and Emerging Markets with Florentin Lenoir of LenddoEFL

Many of us in the United States and in Europe may take our established financial systems for granted. Applying for loans (either business or personal), having a credit history, and using many other financial services is a relatively simple process.

But what if you didn’t have traditional credit? What if there aren’t necessarily bank branches on thousands upon thousands of street corners in your country?

Fortunately, there are more and more options becoming available for folks in emerging markets, and financial technology is helping connect them with lenders and other financial services. Our guest this week is Florentin Lenoir, the Chief Of Staff & VP for Verification at LenddoEFL.

LenddoEFL, has a vision is to provide life-changing financial products to more than one billion underserved individuals around the world. They believe that financial inclusion isn’t simply about access to financial products, but about access to fast, affordable, and convenient financial products. Flo chatted with Scott about this, the tech behind their offerings, and more. Listen in!

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Recruiting Talent in Fintech and Payments with Marc Badalucco of IMPACT Payments Recruiting

Careers in the payments and fintech industries are far reaching and unique. Opportunities can be found everywhere… be they with ISOs, acquirers, banks, payfacs, fintech startups, and more. But how do you find those opportunities?

Our guest on this episode has significant knowledge about the world of recruiting in fintech and payments. Marc Badalucco is the managing partner and recruiting expert for IMPACT Payments Recruiting, a recruitment agency specializing in the payments, e-commerce and fintech industry. Since 2000, they have been the Payments, Cards, and Fintech industries most trusted recruitment partner; touting the largest database of payments professionals worldwide (110,000+).

Listen in to Scott’s and Marc’s discussion about successful careers and job opportunities in payments and fintech!

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Effective Sales Strategies for Merchant Services with Jared Spears of Gravity Payments

If you’re in the world of Payments or Fintech, you may find yourself working with merchants…. Business owners and individuals who are potentially interested in your services (such as payment processing, billing, payroll, and so on). How do you break through all the noise? How do you present your offerings in a compelling way with competition that’s only increasing?

On this episode, Jared Spears, a sales rep for Gravity Payments joins Scott to discuss how to reach merchants with your services. Gravity Payments offers credit card processing options for merchants, and is also notable for their CEO who raised the minimum salary of all employees to $70,000. Scott and Jared discuss this and much more – listen in!

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The World of Media Payments with David Frogel of FastPay

This week we’re diving into another fascinating area of payments… media payments. Whether you’re browsing the web, watching TV, or listening to the radio – you may come across content and ads that have been facilitated by payments between organizations. But how does it all work?

Media payments also have a special application when it comes to the political arena and upcoming elections – so in the advance of the presidential election it’s worth covering! Joining Scott to explore all of this is David Frogel, Chief Strategy Officer of FastPay. FastPay is a company which was founded in 2009 that functions to meet the needs of the media industry – specifically when it comes to payments.

Listen in to hear David’s insight!

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Entrepreneurship and Crypto with Dennis Lewis of Behold the Cryptopreneurs

On this episode, we turn our attention back to the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Specifically, we focus in on the entrepreneurial side of these industries to discuss the keys to success, and just who these “cryptopreneurs” are.

Scott is joined by Dennis Lewis, who is a seasoned digital storyteller and blockchain marketing specialist with a proven track record both in Europe and in the US. Dennis has successfully led to market and exited multiple startup companies, and his latest effort is in launching a book entitled “Behold the Cryptopreneurs” all about the entrepreneurial side of blockchain and crypto.

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The Power of Instant Payroll Access with Jeanniey Mullen of DailyPay

Throughout your working life, have you ever wanted, or needed, payday to arrive a little sooner? On today’s show, we cover instant payroll, which has made these payroll schedule challenges a thing of the past.

Scott is joined by Jeanniey Mullen, who is the Chief Marketing Officer for DailyPay. DailyPay is the leading provider of the daily pay benefit — a benefit offered through employers that allows employees to receive instant access to their earned wages. Instant wage access has helped businesses retain employees longer, increasing employee job satisfaction, and more.

Listen in for Jeanniey’s insight on to this latest fintech innovation.

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Women Returning to the Workforce Through Payments with Samantha Ettus of Park Place Payments

The payments industry offers many unique opportunities for professionals from all kinds of backgrounds. On this episode we focus in on how payments is helping one important group… women who have rejoined the workforce after having or raising children.

Scott is joined by Samantha Ettus, who has recently launched Park Place Payments, a women-owned company fundamentally changing the lives of people seeking opportunities to reenter the workforce and revolutionizing the payment processing industry at the same time.

Samantha is also a best selling author of five books and a leading voice on this topic – she believes that “all women should work” to achieve happiness. Listen in for her great insight!

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