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Engage with Future FinTech Talent

The Georgia FinTech Academy—a collaboration between Georgia’s FinTech industry and the 26 public institutions of the University System of Georgia— is a talent development initiative powering the future of FinTech. Be a subject matter expert, be a mentor, be connector, be a teacher, be a promoter. Get involved today!

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FinTech Atlanta Talent Acquisition Initiative

Searching for a new role within the FinTech industry? FinTech Atlanta is helping to match experienced FinTech professionals with open job opportunities. Click below to fill out the Talent Acquisition form.

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What is the P20?

From Atlanta to London, see what attracts leaders, regulators and legislatures to a global financial conference to discuss the top issues, including cyber security and financial innovation.

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Forbes: Atlanta Boldly Claims Global FinTech Lead Status

“Over a period of time when no one was paying attention, this crazy thing was happening. Metro Atlanta, and Georgia in total, has become the fintech capital of the world,” said Barry McCarthy, executive vice president and head of network and security solutions at First Data and chair of FinTech Atlanta.

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Infographic: FinTech Innovation Is All Around Us

From mobile payment options at your favorite eateries to instant peer-to-peer payments with friends, the advances in financial technology are impacting how consumers and businesses interact with one another. But navigating through the latest payment options, FinTech trends and tech tools impacting the customer experience doesn’t have to feel overwhelming.

FINTECH ATLANTA is a coalition of companies (from Fortune 500s to startups) and other organizations working to cement Atlanta as the recognized global capital of financial technology. The group’s priorities are to fund and fuel efforts to RECRUIT, RETAIN and EXPAND businesses and jobs across the FinTech ecosystem in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

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FinTech companies deliver the financial infrastructure every organization uses to manage their operation, from accounting to payments and beyond. FinTech solutions power the global economy. Atlanta has quietly become the global capital of this critically important sector. Through the FinTech Atlanta initiative, Atlanta will become the recognized global home of FinTech by 2020, just as New York and London are the recognized headquarters of finance.

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We are a unique collection of companies and organizations seeking to influence policy and industry development to create the best global business climate for financial technology and commerce enabled companies. The result will establish metro Atlanta as a global talent magnet driving the high-value jobs required by today’s innovation economy. To do this we are have four active workgroups with more than 100 volunteers activated to help each accomplish our objects.

Our objective is to expand the FinTech skilled workforce to support industry growth in Atlanta. This includes working to cultivate new talent and attract available skilled talent—right people, right skills, right time, right place, right cost.

  • Leverage outbound and local recruiting missions and events
  • Promote and facilitate internships and scholarships
  • Design and implement core FinTech curriculum and credentials, both at the undergraduate level and for those seeking a career transition

Our objective is to enhance our FinTech innovation community through a range of focused initiatives. We work across the ecosystem with leading corporations, investors and service providers to connect local startups and early-stage FinTech companies with the resources they need to succeed.

  • Innovation matchmaking programs (corporations + startups + investors)
  • Corporate FinTech challenge portal
  • FinTech accelerator programs

Our objective is to develop and implement public policy initiatives that support Georgia and metro Atlanta financial technology industry and job growth.

  • Be a policy resource for elected officials at all levels of government
  • Advance federal policies, state and local support for talent, innovation and investment creation
  • Host legislative events


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Jane Elliott

Chief Communications and Human Resources Officer


FinTech Atlanta Chair

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Charles Freund

Chief Financial Officer


FinTech Atlanta Vice Chair

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Scott Grimes

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of the Board


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Keith Hartford



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Chris Justice


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FinTech Atlanta Executive Committee At Large

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Michael J. Manos

Chief Technology Officer


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Esther Pigg

Senior Vice President Product Strategy


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H. West Richards

Executive Director

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Executive Committee & Legislative Advisory Committee Lead

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Grant Wainscott

Vice President, Ecosystem Expansion

Metro Atlanta Chamber

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Larry Williams

President & CEO

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

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Brad Culp

Managing Partner


FinTech Atlanta Talent Workgroup Co-Chair

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Anne Warren

FinTech Atlanta Talent Work Group Co-Chair

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Steve Hassett


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FinTech Atlanta Fund/Innovate Work Group Co-Chair

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Ali Raza

Head of Market & Business Development - US Region


FinTech Atlanta Fund/Innovate Work Group Co-Chair

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Chris Stanley

VP of Fintech Industry Banking

Atlantic Capital Bank

FinTech Atlanta Fund/Innovate Work Group Co-Chair


It’s an investment in this industry movement that will truly benefit your organization and will ensure you are seen as a global FinTech leader.

For more information on the role you can play in FinTech Atlanta, please contact Kristina Morris, Project Manager, at

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Companies today must be entrenched in FinTech. Financial technology does more than generate revenue. It creates a true competitive advantage when it touches the customer in a convenient, frictionless way. Home to 18 of the world’s largest companies, Atlanta is establishing its place as the FinTech epicenter and place to be for companies looking to become leaders in global commerce.

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