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How Financial Services benefit from Marketplace Integrations

 August 12, 2020  |  12PM ET


Learn how marketplace integrations have become essential for financial services firms to optimize digital transformation.  

Join Lowell Putnam from Plaid and Christian Barrera from Unqork to see how Unqork enables creators to securely connect their applications to a wide spectrum of financial institutions with Plaid's component.

Christian Barrera

VP of Partnerships, Unqork

Christian leads all partnership activities across Unqork ranging from strategy to go-to-market operations including cloud providers, global and boutique system integrators, marketplace and application partnerships. Christian has been with Unqork since March 2019. 

Prior to Unqork, Christian led Pre-Sales and Solutioning at Opera Solutions – an artificial intelligence and machine learning platform company. At IBM, Christian held a variety of strategy, sales and ecosystem leadership positions and helped launch the IBM Watson and IBM Blockchain Business Units. Earlier in his career, Christian worked at both Accenture and Scient.

What we'll cover:

  • How easy it is to build an app that links to third-party payroll information using Unqork's Plaid-powered payroll integration.

  • The ease in which Unqork creators can add powerful new functionality to their applications using the Plaid marketplace.

Lowell Putnam

Head of Partnerships, Plaid

Lowell Putnam manages partnerships and commercial strategy at Plaid, the technology company powering the fintech ecosystem. Thousands of companies, like Venmo, Robinhood and Acorns, use Plaid's suite of APIs to build applications that enable millions of consumers to lead healthier financial lives. Today, one in four people with a US bank account have used Plaid to connect with a fintech app. In his role, Lowell helps financial institutions, technology companies, and other strategic customers leverage account connectivity to deepen consumer relationships.

Lowell co-founded and served as CEO of Quovo, a data platform providing connectivity for millions of financial accounts, until January 2019 when Plaid acquired the company. Prior to co-founding Quovo, he worked in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital, specializing in consumer credit companies and structured finance transactions.

Lowell holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and serves on several advisory boards for technology companies and non-profit organizations. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and son.