Small Business: Support from Banks and Networks During Covid
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Covid-19 has affected most of the economy, largely through a drop in consumer spending. Some business categories have suffered more than others: restaurants, state/local governments, and tourist and travel-related businesses. In general, larger businesses have been better able to manage the challenges than smaller firms. Small businesses are reeling.
In response, financial institutions and payment firms are mapping out plans to operate this new world, with new services to aid small businesses. Areas of focus have included PPP loans, advisory services, new lending products, and more.
Join us at NYPAY’s next Live Webcast Panel Discussion as we explore the coming years for small businesses, banking, and payments. We are bringing together a panel of experts from a cross-section of the banks, fintechs, and payment networks, moderated by a leading analyst in a wide-ranging discussion of what we’re seeing today and what can expect in the future.
Alenka Grealish, Senior Analyst Corporate Banking, Celent
Alenka Grealish has over 30 years of consulting and syndicated research experience in the banking industry with deep expertise in payments, transaction banking, and commercial banking. She is a senior analyst at Celent covering the digitization of the financial supply chain, the rise of fintechs and new business and revenue models, and customer journeys. She is a co-leader of Celent’s COVID-19 response initiative.
She worked for The Boston Consulting Group for 20 years during which she was the global segment manager for transaction banking and payments. She started her career as an associate economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Chief Innovation Officer, Quontic Bank
Patrick Sells is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping transform community banking through culture and technology. As the Chief Innovation Officer at Quontic, Patrick is focused on drawing a new generation of talent to the banking industry and elevating Quontic as a destination employer. Sells blends together the desire to use technology to make the world a better place and change the perception of banking. He is an award-winning leader who has been recognized for digital innovation in banking earning American Banker’s Digital Banker of the Year Award and also named to Independent Bankers 40 under 40 list for emerging community banking leaders in 2020. The bank is headquartered in New York City and has earned the U.S. Department of Treasury certification as a CDFI. Currently, Patrick is an advisor of the Mizen Group and is on the faculty at the first ever graduate program for Digital Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
Prior to joining Quontic, Sells served as the CEO/Owner of the Sells Group, a marketing and technology agency based in Indianapolis that helps clients with digital customer acquisition. In addition, Sells is active in the not-for-profit space helping lead and advise several different organizations. He helped start and build the Super Service Challenge into a national program that raised and gave away over $30,000,000 alongside their national spokesperson, Drew Brees.
He currently resides in New York City and graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Political Science.
North America Small Business Lead, Mastercard International
Ginger Siegel is the North America Small Business Lead for Mastercard. In this role, she has built out a needs-based customer centric strategy and executes through building and partnering to drive solutions for partners. Most recently she was a leader in the Financial Services group at Deloitte where she was a member of the highly ranked Payments Practice with a focus on Fintech and Bank Partnerships and Small Business and Commercial Banking opportunities in the areas of strategy development, process design and operation model transformation.
Ginger brings 30 years of industry leadership experience as an executive at large multinational and regional banks in the areas of Small Business, Business Banking and Retail with a focus on Strategy and Execution, Payments, Treasury Management, Sales Force and Branch Optimization and Revenue Growth. In addition to roles such as National Business Banking Director at Citigroup, she built out the Small Business branch strategy for SunTrust’s 1500 branch network and led Treasury Management in the Business Banking space at PNC.
She is a frequent speaker at National conferences on the topics of small business, business banking and enabling female entrepreneurship. She has been interviewed by Forbes, US News and World Report and USA Today on these topics and has delivered podcasts and webinars on these important topics for organizations like Create and Cultivate. She has been a Keynote speaker at the American Banker Small Business Conference and a nominee for the Women in Payments award. Her focus on female entrepreneurship and mentorship has helped shape the direction of the businesses she has led. Her passion is to help clients with overall revenue growth, customer acquisition and the creation of strategy to enable execution.
Ana Liza Grandner
VP Banking as a Service, Cross River
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