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Fintechs walking the line: Ecosystems, symbiotic relationships with banks, and what’s next

We’ve reached the third wave of Fintech. First came competing with the banks to disrupt the market and deliver better financial services. Then with fintech 2.0 banks wanted to utilize, invest and even purchase innovators who could add value to their customer experience. Now we’re walking into the world of ecosystems, symbiotic relationships between banks, fintechs and the fintech giants. As a startup or growing fintech company, watch this discussion to find out which relationships really matter and what support you should be expecting from the ecosystem — which arguably is built around you.


Kevin Kollar | SVP Growth Verticals, FIS

A 30-year Fintech veteran, Kevin has had a key role helping startups and enterprise firms drive growth and client loyalty, with his firm principles of servant leadership. Kevin started his career in financial services, but quickly pivoted to lead sales at a niche data and analytics provider, playing a key role in developing its first web-based client portals. This led to the company’s acquisition by Thomson Reuters, where Kevin went on to continue to deliver growth in sales and leadership positions in New York and London. After this Kevin went back to his startup roots, helping firms both develop go-to-market strategies, expand into new markets, and grow globally, and was a key member of a founder led company’s team leading to their eventual acquisition in 2015. In his current role, Kevin leads FIS’ Global Vertical Market teams focusing on Fintech and Healthcare firms, helping them achieve scale, add adjacent capabilities, and lower operating expense.

Stephane Wyper | SVP Venture Investments, FIS Impact Ventures, FIS

Stephane leads all strategic investments and inorganic business building in innovative early-stage startups, venture capital firms, and venture studio partners at FIS. Prior to FIS, Stephane was most recently SVP of Global Retail Innovation at Mastercard where he built and led a function that deployed innovative new technology solutions across artificial intelligence, frictionless commerce, and virtual/augmented reality with leading merchants such as Dunkin, Circle K, Neiman Marcus, and Inspire Brands. He also founded and led MasterCard’s global early-stage startup engagement and strategic investment efforts including Start Path and Commerce. Innovated. Stephane has over 18 years in Fintech and Commerce with extensive experience enabling large corporates to innovate successfully and build deep strategic partnerships with early-stage startups.