Jesse Podell

Jesse Podell

Senior Vice President

Citi Ventures

Jesse joined Citi Ventures in 2018 from Citi’s FinTech unit where he led Ecosystem Development and Engagement. He is responsible for managing strategic growth opportunities related to Citi's TTS and Markets business units, and experimenting with key internal and external stakeholders on emerging D10X opportunities.

Previously, he was Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Fintech, a leading global accelerator. Jesse co-founded TechDay, the world’s largest startup event series, and DevShop, a startup studio, both of which were acquired by larger players. Jesse's spent 13 years in institutional sales and trading, including leading distressed equity trading at Jefferies & Co and as Co-Head of Special Situations Equity Trading at Susquehanna International Group.

Jesse is a founding board member of Hannah Banana Foundation, a non-profit that provides therapeutic gifts to terminally and chronically ill patients while they are in medical care. He is a University of Florida graduate and struggling Mets fan.