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Money20/20 Welcomes Inspirational Speakers From Sports And Finance To America’s Leading Fintech Show, Building On A Long History Of Bringing Together Exceptional Leaders In Sports And Finance To Share Their Inspiring Leadership Stories

New York NY, October 20, 2022 -- Money20/20 USA, the world’s leading fintech event, taking place in Las Vegas, will kick off this week with a show-stopping lineup of inspirational speakers including Dave Salvant, Co-Founder and President of Squire; Jackie Reses, Chair & CEO of Lead Bank; Julie Loeger, Chief Growth Officer at eBay; and investor and tennis legend, Serena Williams.

Serena Williams

Recently announced, the 23-time grand slam champion, global tennis megastar, and venture capitalist will join J.P. Morgan’s Global Head of Payments, Takis Georgakopoulos, and Money20/20’s Chief Strategy & Growth Officer Scarlett Sieber for a fireside chat at this year’s Money20/20. Her talk, ' Match Point: Fueling Innovation and the Future of Payments’, will focus on her venture capitalist firm Serena Ventures, following her recent retirement from tennis. The discussion will cover Digital Identity, Web3, and the creator economy’s entry into the world of e-commerce marketplaces as well as reflections on the importance of prioritizing diversity of people and of thought in the pursuit of excellence.

Taking on the main stage on October 24, for a session entitled ‘Leading Through Adversity with Derek Jeter & Allyson Felix’ are Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Derek Jeter, Most Decorated Track and Field U.S. Olympian and President of Saysh, Allyson Felix, alongside Mark Sullivan, EVP, Financial Services, from Salesforce.

Allyson Felix

As a seven-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Allyson Felix is the most decorated American Track & Field Olympian of all time. Last year, she also announced the launch of her lifestyle brand Saysh, which raised a series A round of funding led by Gap Inc.’s Athleta division. Felix previously became Athleta’s first sponsored athlete in 2019, after leaving Nike over a dispute about maternity protections for future Nike-sponsored mothers. Felix also committed to donating her winnings from last year’s U.S. Olympic Trials and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to Right to Play, a humanitarian organization that seeks to increase sports access in disadvantaged areas around the world.

In a left field contrast to our roster of sporting legends, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Entrepreneur Molly Bloom will present ‘A Game of Calculated Chance’.

Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom is a top inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of Molly’s Game. Her memoir was adapted into an award-winning film by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom has appeared on numerous shows and in media outlets such as Ellen, Vice, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vulture, and has been asked to speak at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. Molly was also an Olympic Skier hopeful and made it into the Top 3 of the US Ski Team, but was injured during qualifying.

“We look forward to welcoming these inspirational speakers onto our stages. Serena, Derek, Allyson, and Molly all have inspiring and unique stories to share about overcoming adversity to become top performers in their fields” said Tracey Davies, President of Money20/20.

Over 350 speakers will stand tall on six stages that will chart the uncharted waters in fintech and shape the future of the industry for years to come. The Money20/20 USA agenda is full of unmatched content featuring the boldest voices of the industry from across the globe, immersive experiences, and disruptive topics that will transform industry norms. Key speakers include:

  • Serena Williams, 23-time Grand Slam Champion & Entrepreneur - Serena Ventures
  • Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Derek Jeter
  • Al Ko, CEO - Zelle
  • Noah Perlman, Chief Operating Officer - Gemini
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO - Women's World Banking
  • Ilya Gaysinsky, Global Head of Engineering - Goldman Sachs
  • Nicole Elam, President & CEO - National Bankers Association
  • John S. Lee, Head of Blockchain Ecosystem - Shopify
  • Kathleen Peters, Chief Innovation Officer, Fraud & Identity - Experian
  • Peeyush Ranjan, GM & VP, Google Pay & Next Billion Users - Google
  • Alexandra Lara, Director, Americas Payments - Netflix
  • Lule Demmissie, CEO - eToro US
  • Cheryl Guerin, EVP, Global Brand Strategy & Innovation - Mastercard
  • Kamran Zaki, Chief Operating Officer - Adyen
  • Stephane Kasriel, Head of Commerce & FinTech - Meta
  • Guillaume Pousaz, CEO -
  • Zach Perret, CEO - Plaid

Explore the full Money20/20 USA agenda with more exciting speakers here.


About Money20/20

Founded in 2011, Money20/20 creates destination shows where the most innovative people in payments, fintech, and the broader financial services industry connect. Famed for their high-impact networking, the USA edition, held in Las Vegas (27-30 October 2024) and the Europe edition, held in Amsterdam (4-6 June 2024), are regarded as the place where money does business by fintech and financial services professionals. Money20/20 also recently launched an Asia edition, due to run in Bangkok on 23-25 April 2024, and Twentyfold, a digital intelligence product containing the deepest and widest repository of fintech startup data in the world. Money20/20 is the space where the industry's smartest visionaries and innovators come together to create the future of money. Money20/20 is an Ascential show.

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