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Fintech: Innovating in Financial Services Panel Discussion in NYC

Fintech: Innovating in Financial Services
Panel Discussion & Networking Event

Sponsored by the Georgetown University Alumni Association

In conjunction with The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative and The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance

Join fellow Hoyapreneurs in NYC for a panel discussion on how technology-dependent, ever-mobile, connected, and on-demand economy has fueled disruption in the financial services industry, making 2016 a key year for Fintech.

From blockchain to new currencies to big data, from the perspective of both startups and entrenched banks, join us for a discussion on Fintech trends to look out for in 2017.

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Rohan Williamson, Interim Dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Rohan Williamson is the interim dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, as well as professor of finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business. A member of the McDonough faculty for nearly 20 years, Williamson has played an integral role in the growth and development of the school, serving as a member of the Academic Leadership Council, as area coordinator for finance for two terms over eight years, and as chair of the MBA Curriculum Design Committee and the McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Williamson specializes in risk management, corporate governance, corporate investment decisions, and corporate liquidity.  

Sanjay Jain (B'92), Managing Director, Technology Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan

Sanjay has over two decades of experience advising corporate Boards on complex financial matters and mergers & acquisitions, particularly in the Technology sector.  Most recently as Global Head of Software Investment Banking at J.P.Morgan, he has advised on over $100 billion worth of corporate strategic transactions and a similar amount of capital-raising in the IPO, common equity, debt and venture financing markets. He has contributed extensively to Board conversations on strategy, M&A and corporate development, financial transactions and capital-raising, and other financial and corporate strategy matters. Sanjay devotes much of his time to supporting Technology CEO’s and entrepreneurs in standing-up, financing, scaling, and exiting (when appropriate) their companies.  He has a deep understanding of Technology, Software, and SaaS business models, valuation, and strategic fit.

 Travis Skelly (B'04), Senior Vice President, Venture Investing, Citi Ventures

Travis joined Citi Ventures in 2016; he is responsible for sourcing and executing venture investments in companies that sit at the intersection of financial services and technology. Travis is obsessed with understanding how financial institutions will be improved, marginalized or even destroyed by new technologies, revolutionary business models, and repurposed talent.

Travis started his career as a Financial Services consultant at Accenture, before moving to a strategy role at HSBC. During graduate school he cofounded Embarkly (a marketplace connecting dog owners and sitters). After his MBA, he joined Nomura’s Leverage Finance Group where he executed debt transactions for financial sponsors and corporate clients. Most recently, Travis was an investor at FinTech Collective, a fintech-focused venture fund where he made over 20 early stage investments.

Travis received his MBA from the University of Texas and his BS in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University. In his spare time, Travis is a tortured golfer, nascent world traveler, and occasional triathlete.

Event Details
December 1, 2016
6:30–8:30 p.m.

The University Club
1 W 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

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