Meet the hosts:
Brendan Walsh is a fintech entrepreneur and Wisconsin-Madison graduate, coming from the financial advising and the retirement industry in Chicago. Before joining Rocket Dollar, he consulted various fintech, crypto, and blockchain startups growing throughout his home city. Specializing in sales and customer service automation, operations, and partnership management, Brendan has a talent for recognizing opportunities in new markets and creating efficiencies to accelerate the speed of a fintech organization.
Mr. Reed joined Solera National Bank in May 2016 as Vice President, Branch Manager. In June 2018, Mr. Reed was promoted to Senior Vice President, as head of the retirement division. In April 2019, Mr. Reed’s role expanded to Executive Vice President over business development. In this role, Mr. Reed is responsible for innovation. He is tasked with finding and developing strategic partnerships that will lead to long-term value-drivers for the Bank including new products, services, and technologies. Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Reed worked for Wells Fargo Bank for 9 years in various management positions in the retail banking sector. At Wells Fargo, Mr. Reed gained experience in diverse geographic markets including Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin. He completed his B.A. in Latin American Studies at Brigham Young University. Mr. Reed has been active in volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, and most recently was a Cubmaster in the Denver Area.