The Former Chief Experience Officer and Head of Consumer at BrightFi Will Lead TrustPlus’ Growth and Transformative Agenda
NEW YORK, NY – January 13, 2021 – After an extensive search, Neighborhood Trust is excited to announce that it has selected Kate Griffin as its President of TrustPlus. Kate brings a strong mix of financial inclusion and fintech leadership experience to guide TrustPlus in its next phase of transformation and growth.
“The pandemic has shown just how vulnerable workers’ financial lives are and reinforced that our current financial and workplace systems are broken. TrustPlus was made for this moment. We have a unique opportunity to create financial solutions that help workers overcome these barriers and harness our insights for greater impact. I’m excited to join this amazing team and get to work,” said Kate Griffin.
Kate has dedicated her career to improving financial products and services to meet the needs of low-income and underserved communities and take them to scale. She recently served as the Chief Experience Officer and Head of Consumer for BrightFi, a fintech bringing banking services to the unbanked and underbanked. Before BrightFi, she served as Vice President of Programs for Prosperity Now, providing strategic oversight for the organization’s asset building and financial capability programmatic agendas, including savings, homeownership and entrepreneurship. She also served as Director at the Grameen Foundation focusing on expanding savings and livelihood services to the very poorest households around the world. Prior to joining TrustPlus, Kate served as a member of Neighborhood Trust’s Board of Directors.
“Kate brings a perfect blend of industry leadership and a bold and risk-tolerant approach to solutions development,” said Justine Zinkin, CEO, Neighborhood Trust. “As workers navigate the effects of the pandemic in the months and years ahead, it’s important that we have a leader like Kate at the helm who is sensitive to the critical role TrustPlus plays both in supporting workers and ensuring a more equitable economy.”