Two Decades in Chicago’s Finance & Fintech Ecosystem with Randy Rivera

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jun 12, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Two Decades in Chicago’s Finance & Fintech Ecosystem with Randy Rivera

In this episode of the Innovation and the Digital Enterprise podcast, Randy Rivera stops by to chat with Pat & Shelli. Randy is a long time financial executive, entrepreneur and innovator in the emerging Fintech ecosystem. Randy gives his insights into the Chicago ecosystem, first as an executive then as an entrepreneur with keen advisors, the company he founded in 2018.

  • [00:33] - Who is Randy Rivera?
  • [06:50] - The Chicago business ecosystem
  • [13:05] - What makes a founder?
  • [17:52] - The first five
  • [20:05] - Developing and growing a company
  • [27:48] - The growing fintech space
  • [33:41] - Today’s Entrepreneurs
  • [38:59] - What it takes to make it
  • [43:43] - Tigers can’t change their stripes
  • [45:25] - Give and take people
  • [50:43] - Failure and tools to succeed

Randy Rivera is a former financial services exec turned entrepreneur. He spent almost two decades in banking, building businesses in commercial lending and private banking. Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of the executives, founders, and owners that his businesses served, Randy founded keen advisors and co-founded quointec. Randy lives in Chicago with his wife and three children. A proud Georgetown and University of Chicago Booth alumni, he remains connected to his alma maters’ entrepreneurial communities.

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