Insurify’s Snejina Zacharia Joins Mass Fintech Hub’s Advisory Board

MassMutual’s Mike Fanning is a Co-Chair of the Board

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Insurify’s Snejina Zacharia

The Mass Fintech Hub today revealed the latest efforts to make Massachusetts a global leader in fintech by establishing its first advisory board composed of various leaders across the state. It also announced 2022 events and programs, including a new Fintech Forum, Career Fair and Fintech Bootcamp.

“We’ve seen a boost in membership and an expansion of our impact on the community, so we’re in a great position to add industry advisors who can help us strengthen the fintech ecosystem,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Fintech Working Group.

“Fintech is an important growth sector for the Commonwealth, which is shown by the mix of talented executives from industry, academia, and government. The new board and our upcoming programs are both aimed at expanding opportunities for fintech to grow across the state, particularly for our promising entrepreneurs and students.”

Mass Fintech Hub’s First Advisory Board Includes Key Leaders from the Commonwealth

The new board will provide strategic direction for and promote Mass Fintech Hub’s initiative to make the Bay State the premier destination for fintech. The members of the advisory board include:

  • Jay Ash, Massachusetts Competitive Partnership
  • Sean Belka, Fidelity Investments 
  • Sarah Biller, FinTech Sandbox
  • Cait Brumme, MassChallenge
  • Mark Casady, Vestigo Ventures
  • Stephen Cecchetti, Brandeis International Business School 
  • Suelin Chen, Cake
  • Mike Fanning, MassMutual (Co-Chair) 
  • Yasmin Cruz Ferrine, Visible Hands
  • Dean Laura Haas, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences 
  • David Jegen, FinTech Sandbox and F-Prime Capital 
  • Secretary Mike Kennealy, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development at Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Co-Chair) 
  • Carolyn Kirk, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
  • Mike Massaro, Flywire
  • Alison Mnookin, Harvard Business School 
  • Bob Reynolds, Putnam Investments 
  • Bob Rivers, Eastern Bank
  • Snejina Zacharia, Insurify

2022 Programming Features Collaboration, Education and Inclusion

Mass Fintech Hub’s first wave of programming this year will feature leaders from various sectors and students eager to learn about and/or work in fintech. Here is what is currently slated over the next few months:

  • Fintech Forum – March 24, 2022
  • Career Fair – March 30, 2022
  • Fintech Bootcamp – April 23, 2022 
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