Join Laura Gibson-Lamothe, Executive Director of the Georgia Fintech Academy, on September 19, 2023, for a webinar centered around how credit unions can partner with the Georgia Fintech industry and learn more about the Academy, its offerings, and how to get involved.
The Georgia Fintech Academy is established within the University of Georgia and leads the way in cultivating talent for the Fintech industry. Since its inception in 2019, more than 5,000 students have enrolled in the program, with over 1,800 securing Fintech-related positions.
Laura Gibson-Lamothe is an accomplished technology and operations executive with over 18 years of experience in the banking, finance, and financial technology industries. She is the Executive Director of the Georgia Fintech Academy, a talent development collaboration between the University System of Georgia (USG), Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, and all USG institutions. As the Executive Director of the Georgia Fintech Academy, Laura oversees a comprehensive talent development initiative. The academy, based at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, offers core curriculum offerings accessible to students at 26 USG colleges and universities. It encompasses academic talent development, experiential learning through student projects, job placement assistance, professional development opportunities, and innovation-driven research.
Before joining the Georgia Fintech Academy, Laura worked at Protiviti, a global consulting firm specializing in the finance industry. As a leader in the firm’s payments-consulting practice, she demonstrated her expertise in driving technology initiatives for financial institutions. Before that, Laura led U.S. Operations for Featurespace, an award-winning fraud- and risk-management platform headquartered in the UK. Her responsibilities encompassed strategic growth and business operations across North and Latin America. Laura has shown a passion for technology-driven solutions and innovation throughout her career. She has successfully implemented complex, multi-channel technology solutions focusing on profitability, growth, and customer satisfaction. Her notable achievements include supporting high-profile mergers at Bank of America, contributing to the enterprise transition during the legacy Wachovia-Wells Fargo acquisition, and providing pivotal assistance in launching a co-branded credit card product at Ally Bank, a renowned digital bank.
Laura Gibson-Lamothe’s extensive experience, passion for technology-driven innovation, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and dedication to talent development make her a remarkable leader in the fintech industry. Her contributions to her professional field and the community continue to shape the future of finance and empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential.