Disrupt - The FinTech Initiative

A community to drive education, advancement and engagement in the space of Financial Technology (FinTech) at Northeastern.

This event took place on March 12, 2019. Thank you for your participation.


Jennifer Lum, Co-Founder & COO of Forge.Ai

Jennifer is the Co-Founder and COO of Forge.AI, a data company that creates fuel for intelligent machines. As an angel investor, board director, and advisor, Jennifer has helped build four startups through to acquisition by public companies: Adelphic (acquired by Time Inc), Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), m-Qube (acquired by VeriSign), and WebHosting.Com (acquired by AT&T). Throughout her career, she has worked with the world’s best brands and media companies to build industry-leading mobile platforms. Jennifer has also been featured in the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, TechCrunch, Business Insider, AdAge, Boston Globe, and other publications.

Zac Sheffer, Co-Founder & CEO of Elsen
After his stint with Credit Suisse, Elsen founder Zac realized that the tools he was using to analyze data at one of the most venerable investment banks were less sophisticated than the ones he used at school. He knew he could have a big impact on the industry if he could improve the way financial institutions used their data. With its team’s diverse skills, Elsen is able to provide future-forward data science technology that’s focused on the human element and ease-of-use. Creating turnkey financial data solutions that are easily grasped by all users, Elsen is – and will continue to be – a driver of innovation in a space afflicted by deep stagnation.
Sarah Biller, Co-Founder of FinTech Sandbox
Sarah is a FinTech entrepreneur, investor, and educator. In 2018, Sarah was named to the Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech Powerlist. Previously, she was the Head of Innovation Ventures at State Street’s Global Exchange division and its Chief Operating Officer for Innovation. Prior to that, Sarah was the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange (CMX), a privately-financed predictive analytics platform utilizing investor sentiment to help bond investors anticipate near-term changes in spreads. Sarah has been a Principal in the launch of several successful venture-backed startups in the FinTech and Life Sciences sectors. She also sits on the Board of a venture capital firm and multiple startups focused on capital markets, trading, and the blockchain.
Jason Moens, VP of Product at Flywire
Jason has been building better ways to move money around the world since 2010 and creating software & payment solutions since 1999. As Flywire‘s VP of Product and second employee, he helped take the company from zero products and customers to market leader, servicing thousands of institutions and moving billions of US dollars globally. He also mentors early-stage companies and is a member of various Product and Payments initiatives, including the W3C Interledger Payments Working Group. Jason is a Babson College alumnus. 
Lee Saba, Managing Director at Wellington Management
Lee Saba is currently a Managing Director and Principal on the Trading Technologies team with a primary focus on electronic trading and the firms usage of the FIX (Financial Information eXchange) protocol serving Equity, Equity Derivatives, FX and Fixed Income within Wellington Management. Lee is also Chair of the firms FinTech Committee investigating emerging technologies for use in the institutional financial services industry. Lee began working at Wellington Management in April of 2002 and also serves as the Co-Chair of the FIX Trading Community, which is a non-profit, industry standards body with over 280 member firms worldwide. Lee attended Northeastern University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995.