Stephen focuses on retail banking trends, with an emphasis on fintech startups, emerging technology, and digital transformation. He has worked with some of the largest banks in the US and globe to influence digital strategies and identify opportunities in the space. Prior to his current home in New York, Stephen was based out of Madrid, concentrating on issues related to banking across Europe.
Stephen’s recent consulting work includes: market entry strategy for a global financial services vendor, market opportunity assessment for large tier 1, and digital transformation strategic assessment for large tier 1 bank.
Stephen has been a frequent speaker at large conferences such as CARTES Paris, American Banker’s Retail Banking Conference, and Cumbre Financiera Panama, as well as at industry roundtables and vendor events. He has been quoted in publications such as Forbes, The San Francisco Chronicle, American Banker, Banking Exchange, and others.
Stephen earned his degree from the University of California Los Angeles. He speaks English and Spanish.
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