Welcome to the NextGen Banker Podcast
Technology has created unprecedented opportunities in the banking industry over the last decade. And at the same time, consumers have renewed their expectations around how financial institutions – and, for that matter, corporations in general – should respond to pressing social issues.
The next generation of bankers needs to be technologically savvy and look for opportunities to create environmental, social and financial sustainability. Listen as host David Reiling talks with the changemakers responsible for creating a financial sector that’s more diverse, values-driven and better-equipped to support all consumers.
Episode #10: The Banking Habits of Gen Z
Featuring: Becca Hoeft, Bryan Toft
We know that the next generation wants fast, easy access to their bank accounts - and that they rarely, if ever, set food inside a physical bank branch. But aside from convenience, what other concerns does Gen Z have when it comes to their personal finances? We went to local universities to talk with students about their perspectives on digital banking, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity and how they envision the bank of their future. Sunrise Banks Chief Brand Officer Becca Hoeft and Chief Revenue Officer Bryan Toft sit in for David in this episode. Featuring music from Holly Nelson.Listen
Episode #9: Darrin Williams
Featuring: Darrin Williams
Darrin Williams' career is a unique combination of business, law, and politics. Currently serving as the CEO of Southern Bancorp, Inc., Williams oversees the strategic direction and operations of each of Southern's three Community Development Financial Instituations (CDFI): Southern Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company; Southern Bancorp Bank, one of America's largest rural development banks; and Southern Bancorp Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) development finance and lending organization - collectively known as "Southern." Darrin talks with David about his work at Southern, the Global Alliance for Banking on Values and why it's a great time to be a CDFI. Featuring music from Greyson Turner.Listen
Episode #8: Melissa Koide
Featuring: Melissa Koide
Melissa Koide is the CEO of FinRegLab, a nonprofit research center that tests new technologies and data and facilitates dialogue to inform public policy and drive the financial sector toward a responsible and inclusive financial marketplace. FinRegLab is focusing on big questions surrounding data and Artificial Intelligence: How should it be regulated? How can it help consumers? What risks does it pose? Melissa talks with David about what tomorrow’s banker needs to know about AI and emerging tech in the financial sector. Featuring music from Daniel Benyamin.Listen
Episode #7: Jeannine Jacokes
Featuring: Jeannine Jacokes
Jeannine Jacokes is the chief executive and policy officer for the Community Development Bankers Association and the CEO of Partners for the Common Good, a national nonprofit loan fund. She also has experience on the Hill, having worked with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and as a staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Jeannine talks with David about community banking as well as what she’s learned during her time in government and how bankers can create partnerships with legislators. Featuring music from Wayne Everett.Listen
Episode #6: Theo Lau
Featuring: Theo Lau
Theo Lau is an author, podcast host, startup advisor and public speaker. She wrote “Beyond Good: How Technology is Leading a Purpose-Driven Business Revolution,” with Bradley Leimer. Theo talks with David about the role companies can play in fighting inequality and working towards the common good. Featuring music from The Sweet Sorrows.Listen
Episode #5: Jennifer Tescher
Featuring: Jennifer Tescher
Jennifer Tescher is an expert on financial health and the founder of the Financial Health Network. Jennifer talks with David about how to define and measure financial health as well as what role banks and fintechs can play in ensuring consumers reach their financial goals. Featuring music from Arbor.Listen
More from David Reiling
Sunrise Banks CEO David Reiling Named Chair of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values
What does it mean to succeed in the business world?
The traditional definition of success usually entails a corporate structure based on earnings and earnings alone, without much thought put into what’s been given back. This model tends to think of a company’s mission and profit margin as being mutually exclusive.
At Sunrise, we believe the opposite: By being mission-focused and helping others, companies can do even better financially — mission times margin.
This belief is what prompted Sunrise CEO David Reiling to write his new book, Fintech4Good. The book chronicles five financial technology entrepreneurs who saw issues of economic inequality first-hand and created products to fix them.
Touching on the student loan crisis, credit-building roadblocks for refugees and the lack of small-loan options for the average American, Fintech4Good explores financial technology (fintech) and its myriad possibilities to affect positive change.
Fintech4Good is available on Amazon.
David Reiling is an innovative social entrepreneur focused on empowering individuals through community banking and financial technology. David is the Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Banks and has been in the community development banking industry for more than 25 years.
David believes that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive. Under David’s leadership, Sunrise has financially outperformed banks of the same size while also providing products and services that help low-income individuals in the Twin Cities Metro achieve financial wellness.
David has spoken at conferences around the world and is the author of Fintech4Good.
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