Black History Month: 5 Influencers in the Fintech and Banking Industry
African American business icons to admire and honor every day.
We honor those who have paved the way for the African American community and whose achievements have made a significant impact on society.
To celebrate Black History Month, we are recognizing five African American influencers (it was hard to pick just five) who have built a path for their successors and whose contributions have become instrumental in shaping the future of business, finance, and fintech. Let’s celebrate them, thank them, and acknowledge their hard work.
#2 Robert F. Smith, Founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners
When looking at lists of the wealthiest people in North America, you’ll come across Robert F. Smith’s name. The tech investment mogul has executed and advised on over $50 billion in merger and acquisition activity with companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, eBay, and Yahoo. In 2019, Smith pledged to pay off student loans for an entire graduating class, demonstrating that philanthropy continues to be one of his greatest passions. See his impressive profile here.
Why We Honor Black History Month
At LendingPoint, we celebrate the variety of cultures, backgrounds, creeds and beliefs that make us who we are — not just this month but every day. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to join our celebration of Black History Month.