Columbia Startup Lab Programming:
Lunch & Learn: Not Your Parent’s Banker
with Co-Founder of SoFi, Dan Macklin
From Business School to Billion Dollar Unicorn in 4 Years: join us for a far-ranging conversation about modern money with SoFi’s co-founder Dan Macklin. Dan co-founded SoFi during his time at the Stanford GSB, while working for one of the world’s largest banks.
Dan will discuss how SoFi is transforming personal finance by combining technological efficiencies with strong customer relationships. By leveraging the efficiencies of technology, SoFi is able to provide instantaneous decisions and streamlined experiences to meet the demands of modern customers. At the core of the business, however, is an idea that runs contrary to the efficiencies achieved through technologies: building life-long relationships with customers. As the company sets out to displace traditional lenders, its unique member benefits, such as Career Services and Entrepreneurship Program, are driving long-term loyalty and customer satisfaction. Come hear Dan’s perspective on how SoFi is redefining financial services for consumers.
Dan is a co-founder with responsibility for maximizing the overall experience for SoFi’s growing community of members. This includes responsibility for our career management services and our entrepreneur program as well as a range of member events around the country.
Prior to SoFi, Dan spent twelve years at Standard Chartered Bank leading Enterprise Sales and Product Development across London, Singapore and Shanghai.
Dan holds an M.S., Management degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow. He also holds a BA in Business Economics from University of Durham in England.