A Conversation on Fintech Payments & Automation

Fintech has revolutionized the way business transactions are processed, with venture capital-backed startups taking on the finance, credit card, and payment processing establishment.  With the current drop in market valuations and fintech fundraising, will incumbents now have the upper hand?

On November 10th, SPIF invites you to join moderator Ryan Cary (Portfolio Manager at J. Goldman & Company, Class of ’05) and panelists Alex Song (Head of Finance and Capital Markets at Ramp, Class of ’09) and Emanuel Pleitez (Head of Business Development at Finix, Class of ’06) for a webinar discussion of how technology will continue to disrupt the payments, automation and business services landscape.

Ryan Cary is a Portfolio Manager at J. Goldman & Company, where his primary area of focus includes fintech-based investments. Prior to joining J. Goldman, Ryan spent nearly 10-years as a Research Analyst covering Payments & Processors, most recently at Bank of America.  Ryan received a B.A. from Stanford University (Class of ’05) and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
Emanuel Pleitez heads Business Development at Finix and has been part of the team since inception as an investor. He brings to Finix over 15 years of experience as an institutional investor and operator in various industries including technology, financial services, and the public sector. Prior to Finix, he co-founded private equity firm East Los Capital. Prior to East Los Capital, he was on the founding team of private equity firm Sunstone Partners. In addition, Emanuel’s early career included experiences at Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Emanuel is a U.S. Army combat veteran and continues to serve in the Army National Guard. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University.
Alex Song is the Head of Finance and Capital Markets at Ramp, an expense management and finance automation company based in New York. Prior to joining Ramp in 2020 as the first finance hire, he spent more than a decade as a private credit and structured credit investor in the hedge fund industry, working at firms including Sculptor Capital Management, Crayhill Capital Management, Bain Capital Credit, and Morgan Stanley. Alex holds two degrees from Stanford, in Biomechanical Engineering and in Economics. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Alex is a CFA charterholder.

Event Details

November 10, 2022 6:00 pm


Via Zoom

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