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"Fintech and Traditional Finance: Lessons for Better Collaboration"



FCS West will stage its first-ever event in San Mateo when we venture to the offices of Franklin Templeton for a Cocktails with Content reception on "Fintech and Traditional Finance: Lessons for Better Collaboration."

According to the World FinTech Report 2018, more than 75 percent of fintech executives surveyed said their primary business objective is to collaborate with traditional firms, such as banks and insurance companies. Our event will feature a panel discussion of the best practices for collaboration between these two communities.


Austin TrombleyPanelist

Vice President

Franklin Templeton Investments

Austin Trombley co-founded Random Forest Capital in 2016; the firm was acquired in 2018 by Franklin Templeton Investments, where Austin is now a Vice President. His background includes having been an analytical R, Python, SAS, SQL, and NoSQL guru for 7 fortune 500 companies. He has 10+ years of thought and people leadership, strategy, Big Data Consulting, Data Science, and the proven ability to execute. He is an avid student studying Economics and Business as an undergraduate, Finance during his MBA, and recently Machine Learning @ UC Berkeley. Mr. Trombley also has acquired domain knowledge of the FinTech and Marketplace lending space from his time employed within this space.

Anne VanderMeyPanelist

Venture Capital Editor


Anne VanderMey is a venture capital editor at Bloomberg, editing and writing stories about startups and technology companies. Before that, she worked at Fortune magazine for eight years, serving as a senior editor and a reporter. At Fortune she edited the magazine's front of book, its 40 Under 40 list, Best Companies to Work For rankings and book coverage. Previously she worked as a city beat reporter for the Hartford Courant newspaper. A Michigan native, she now lives in San Francisco.

Michael TingPanelist

SVP, Digital Markets


Michael Ting is the Senior Vice President of Digital Markets at global payout provider Hyperwallet, where he is responsible for developing commercial and strategic partnerships with emerging growth companies in the high tech and marketplace sectors.

Michael has more than 15 years of product, business development, and operations experience in financial services, payments, and digital marketplaces. As the former Head of Payment Services for oDesk (now Upwork), Michael was responsible for global payments product management, operations, and vendor management. Prior to oDesk, Michael managed online payment products at Obopay, Inc., and also served in a variety of strategic partnership and operational roles for WR Hambrecht + Co., PayPal, and Barclays Global Investors.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Business) from UCLA.

Ravi MisquittaModerator

SVP Marketing Strategy and Technology

Franklin Templeton Investments

Ravi Misquitta is SVP,  Marketing Strategy and Technology, for Franklin Templeton Investments, which he joined in 2015.


  • FCS West Diamond Sponsor:

    Oath, a Verizon company
  • FCS West Platinum Sponsor:

    Insider Inc.
  • FCS West Platinum Sponsor:

    Investing Media Solutions
  • FCS West Platinum Sponsor:

    Seeking Alpha
  • Event Sponsor & Host:

    Franklin Templeton Investing


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Franklin Templeton Investments, 1 Franklin Pkwy, San Mateo, CA
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