Welcome to NextGen Banker, where we explore what’s next in banking and talk with the innovators responsible for creating positive change in the financial sector. Banking today is moving at an exponential speed -- today’s banker must be innovative, adaptable and values driven. Listen as we talk to the changemakers leading the way to a more equitable, environmentally conscious, transparent, and tech-driven banking future.
Wole Coaxum: Bridging the Racial Wealth Gap
Wole Coaxum, the founder and CEO of Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi), talks with David about MoCaFi’s work to bridge the racial wealth gap as well as the advantages fintech has in better serving a diverse group of consumers.
Coaxum, a former Wall Street executive, also discusses his move to become an entrepreneur and how he envisions the banker of the future.
Alex Johnson: Part Two
In episode 22, Bryan and Becca talked with Fintech Takes Founder Alex Johnson about Web3’s influence on the banking sector. That conversation is continued in part two, in which Alex speaks to Banking as a Service, the future of brick-and-mortar branches and the evolution of customer service in a digital-first world.
Kate Goldman: The World of Crypto
Cryptocurrency has gone mainstream. Digital assets have been endorsed by major banks across the world and are no longer niche investments made only by those with insider knowledge of blockchain. While the technology has seen a rapid rise in popularity, it’s still not ubiquitous – for the uninitiated, digital currencies still seem foreign, and maybe even worrisome.The rise of crypto presents a number of questions about how this new technology fits into the traditional banking sector. Kate Goldman, a senior policy associate at Elliptic, talks with David about crypto’s current regulatory state, the possibilities afforded by blockchain technology and how Web3 and conventional finance can work together to create better outcomes for consumers.
Alex Johnson: What Role Should Banks Play in Web 3?
The digital landscape is changing.
News of the metaverse, NFTs and cryptocurrency floods our newsfeeds as we hear about Web 3’s promise and limitations. So where do banks fit into this equation? Will crypto ever become less volatile? And do financial institutions need to start thinking about their place in virtual reality?
Alex Johnson, the founder of the Fintech Takes newsletter, tackles all these questions and more while also speaking to “hands-on-the-wheel” money and Generation Z’s new outlook on managing their finances.
Ron Feldman: Making Inclusion a Priority at the Federal Reserve
For Ron Feldman, it’s a simple equation: The more diverse your workforce, the better off your organization will be.
Feldman, the first vice president and chief operating officer at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, talks withDavid about the Fed’s efforts to hire and retain a more diverse workforce. He also speaks to the positive impact a diversity of voices can have on bank regulatory functions.
Josh Levine: Company Culture as a Competitive Advantage
Company culture is top of mind right now.As organizations struggle with the “great resignation,” hiring managers are searching for new ways to attract and retain talent. Josh Levine, the owner of Great Mondays and an expert on company culture, talks with David about the importance of providing workers with more than just monetary incentives and embedding mission and values into everyday work.He also speaks to the need for relationship-building during remote and hybrid work. Rituals need to be established to connect workers from different departments to remain successful, Josh says.