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Phillip Riese

Chairman of the Board
Phillip Riese has served as a member and chair of our board of directors since August 2013. In November 1998, Mr. Riese established Riese & Others, offering his personal services as a board member and advisor with a focus on emerging and disruptive companies primarily in financial services globally. He frequently invests in those companies alongside a variety of venture capital and private equity firms. Prior to forming Riese & Others, Mr. Riese spent 18 years at American Express, ultimately serving as the president of the Consumer Card Group and chairman of American Express Centurion Bank. Before joining American Express, Mr. Riese was a division executive at Chase Bank, after being a partner at M.C. Geffen, a consulting firm in South Africa. Mr. Riese serves as a board member for a number of companies across the globe, including Monzo Bank Limited in the U.K., TravelPerk S.L.U. in Spain and Remitly, Inc., Betterment LLC and Cross River Bank in the U.S. Mr. Riese holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Leeds University in England, a M.B.A. from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
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