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Raising Visibility and Cultivating Connections for People of Color

About Amplify

The first step in achieving our industry’s full potential is sparking an industry-wide diversity and inclusion movement, and that spark starts at Money20/20 USA.

To ensure that this community serves as an agent of change for the wider fintech and financial services landscape, this year, we're excited to introduce AMPLIFY.

Through this four-day, curated program, we'll increase visibility and cultivate unparalleled connections for black, brown, and people of color within Financial Services.

The AMPLIFY program focuses on:

  • Exposure: Utilizing the Money20/20 global platform as a catalyst to present participants to the Fintech community.
  • Access: Exclusive access to forward thinking leaders and idea sharing conversations.
  • Building Connections: Establishing genuine networks that foster solid business relationships.
  • Leadership Development: Business/leadership coaching sessions specifically tailored for the cohort. 

The 2021 Amplify Cohort

Ambika Sharma

Vice President, Product Management

U.S. Bank

Chris Lovato

Founder & CEO


Dana Wilson

Founder & CEO

CHIP (Changing How Individuals Prosper)

Evan Leaphart

Founder & CEO

Kiddie Kredit

Faiza Jivani

Director, Global Commercial Accounts

Global Payments

Fazir Ali

Domain Information Officer, Experience Design

Toyota Financial Services

Kenneth Salas

Co-founder & COO

Camino Financial

Lucía Gallardo



Mitch Trehan

Head of Compliance and MLRO

Banking Circle

Sheila Collins

Senior Advisor, Startup Programming

AARP Innovation Labs

Winta Habteslassie

Channel Partnerships Manager

Square, Inc.

Habibe Rubio

Head of US Tax

Westpac Banking Corporation

Mitul Parmar

Director of Product Management & Corp Development


Aria Woodley

VP of Growth, Product & Marketing


Hanu Fejiro Agbodje

CEO & Founder

Patricia Technologies

Meet the AMPLIFY Advisory Board

Our advisory board of senior leaders will select the 15 nominees to take place in our inaugural program

Arnoldo J. Reyes

VP & Head of Business Development & Partnerships

Visa, Inc.

Akita Somani

Chief of Staff to the President

Elavon Europe

Alex Jimenez

Chief Strategy Officer

Extractable &

Ashley Paston


Bain Capital Ventures

Ida Martin

Director of Sales Operations


Monika Kochhar

CEO & Co-Founder


Ramona Ortega

CEO & Founder

My Money My Future

Rawan Shawar

Senior Software Engineer & Lead

ACI Worldwide

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