Greenwood adds key players to leadership

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Greenwood, the digital banking platform for Black and Latino individuals and business owners, today announced three recent hires. Marie-Le joins fintech as chief marketing officer, Gopal Ravi as chief data officer, and Johannes “Joe” Denson is the new chief of staff.

“We are delighted to welcome these fintech leaders to Greenwood. Their technical expertise and drive to make an impact aligns perfectly with Greenwood’s mission,” said Ryan Glover, Co-Founder and President of Greenwood. “We look forward to seeing them each lead their specific areas as Greenwood expands our suite of products and services, ensuring our customers have an exceptional banking platform and digital community.”

Marie comes to Greenwood from Moneylion, where she was vice president of marketing. She is a marketing leader who has held senior marketing positions at other technology and fintech companies, including N26, Twitter, OpenTable and Brother International. Marie has successfully built and managed comprehensive marketing and communications teams and is a thought leader/contributor to the Product Marketing Alliance. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce/International Business from the University of Technology Sydney.

“What excites me about joining Greenwood is the authenticity of the mission to close the racial wealth gap through a unique set of financial tools, professional development opportunities, educational content on personal finance and networking. I have a strong personal connection to this goal, and I am thrilled to be able to use my leadership experience in fintech and technology to positively impact our community,” said Marie-Le. “As CMO, I am excited to continue to put data and our customers at the center of everything we do and to use data as a strategic tool to continue to evolve the Greenwood community. on the platform and on our digital network.”

Gopal Ravi joins Greenwood as chief data officer of Elevate, where he held the same role. He has held leadership positions in technology, data and analytics at companies such as CVS, Gainwell and PepsiCo. Gopal has built and managed data teams with advanced analytics and AI/ML capabilities and he holds an MS in Computer Science and an MBA and BS in Mathematics.

“Every business is a data-driven business, but the successful ones are the ones that can unleash innovation and growth by intelligently harnessing the power of data and analytics,” Gopal said. “I believe in data as a strategic asset and competitive advantage, and we will use it to further separate Greenwood from the rest of the field as we continue to build a premier fintech platform.”

Johannes “Joe” Denson is Greenwood’s chief of staff. Prior to joining Greenwood, Joe held senior finance and operations positions at Cardlytics, Inc. Earlier in his career, he held financial reporting and analysis positions at Global Payments and Worldpay. Joe holds a BS in Accounting from Georgia Southern University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

“After years of working in fintech, I’m happy to be part of the team at Greenwood, a company that combines an urgent mission with a great product,” said Joe. “I can’t wait to see the exciting things we will build together as Greenwood continues to grow.”

About Greenwood

Greenwood is the digital banking platform for Black and Latino individuals and businesses. Greenwood’s mission is to support financial freedom for minorities through community development, career advancement and financial services. Greenwood’s flagship product is a premium digital banking service provided in partnership with FDIC-insured banks. Greenwood Inc, includes The Gathering Spot, a private membership network. The combined community is over one million people. Greenwood’s founders include civil rights leader Andrew J. Young and Ryan Glover, founder of the Bounce TV Network. Greenwood has raised funds from six of the seven major banks, including Citi, JPMorgan Chase, PNC and Truist, as well as other companies such as Visa, Mastercard and SoftBank.

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