FinServ Expo 2020

FinServ Expo 2020

Innovation Think Tank

June 23-25, 2020
Irving Convention Center, Texas

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FinServ Expo 2020

The Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) will be hosting its 4th National Financial Services (FinServ) Expo on June 23-25, 2020 and we will be returning to the Irving Convention Center in Irving, TX.

One of our keynote speakers will be Josh Altman from Bravo TV – Million Dollar Listing, Los Angeles.


In partnership with Sharks In Heels®, an organization to connect, educate and inspire women entrepreneurs to grow their business ventures into successful ones, we will be hosting a pitch contest inclusive of judges and potential investors who might be instrumental in helping a participant launch a new business.

Startups! Interested in pitching your business in front of our judges and members, and win prizes?

Apply for FinServ 2020 Pitch Contest!


event JUDGES

Rajiv Roy

Rajiv Roy | Event Judge
Investor/Entrepreneur at Scout Hill Investments
and Deal Screening Council Liaison at | Read Bio

Rajiv Roy has spent his career in the semiconductor industry focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions and Global Marketing. He completed 8 deals while at Rudolph Technologies including preliminary due diligence, board presentations, deal structuring, company integration. Rajiv is a member of the IITEAN managing team – Dallas based IIT Angel investor network.  Read More >>

Rachel West

Rachel West | Event Judge
Director of Business Development at RevTech Ventures | Read Bio

Rachel is the Director of Business Development at RevTech Ventures, where she helps entrepreneurs at the intersection of retail and technology launch and scale their companies. She generates and manages deal flow and partners with RevTech portfolio companies to help them grow. Rachel also serves as the Dallas President of the SoGal Foundation, the largest global platform for the education and empowerment of 100,000+ diverse entrepreneurs and investors. She also coordinates professional development efforts for Alive at Last, a nonprofit dedicated to survivors of sexual exploitation.  Read More >>

Helena Krusec

Helena Krusec | Event Judge
Senior Corporate Venture Associate at Capital Factory | Read Bio

Helena Krusec leads the Corporate Strategy efforts for Capital Factory's startup portfolio. There, she drives opportunities for collaboration for startups to solve big problems by working with innovative corporations and government entities. Helena has domain expertise in emerging technology for national security applications and is passionate about sourcing venture capital funding for female founders in STEM fields.  Read More >>


Yasaman Hadjibashi

Yasaman “Yassi” Hadjibashi | Panelist
Global Head of Data & Analytics, Technology at Citi Global Consumer Bank | Read Bio

Yasaman (Yassi) Hadjibashi is the Global Head of Data and Analytics for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank Technology, a team dedicated to leveraging technological innovation and services that enable growth and reduce pain points for Citi customers around the world. Yassi is an alumna of the U.S. Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a leadership initiative designed for U.S. leaders from diverse backgrounds, who share a commitment to helping solve society’s greatest challenges. Yassi also founded, a global initiative dedicated to helping children improve their academic engagement through personalized, virtual mentorship. Read More >>

Debbie Roling

Debbie Roling | Panelist
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas | Read Bio

Debbie Roling serves as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. She is responsible for managing finance, human resources, risk management, customer care, retail shops, product sales and service center properties. Before joining Girl Scouts, Debbie was Sr. Manager of International Financial Reporting at YUM Brands.  Read More >>

Dr Cheryl Travis-Johnson

Dr. Cheryl Travis-Johnson | Panelist
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VRM Mortgage Services | Read Bio

Dr. Cheryl Travis-Johnson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VRM Mortgage Services. She has helped VRM become a solution provider for mortgage servicing solutions while preserving communities nationwide. She is responsible for developing and rolling out VRMU, which is one of the leading training vehicles for real estate professionals. As a director on the board of PCV/VRM Seeds of Hope non-profit and the founder of the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS), Dr. Travis-Johnson leverages philanthropy to support neighborhood stabilization efforts and financial literacy nationwide. Read More >>


June 23-25, 2020


June 24, 2020 at 1pm – 2pm


June 24, 2020 at 4pm – 5pm


Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039

Apply for Pitch Contest and Register for the Event!

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