George has served as CFO and COO and on the company’s board of directors since October 2021. He is a veteran finance and payments executive, having previously served on the boards of both Green Dot Corporation and Green Dot Bank from 2016 to 2019, and as CFO at NetSpend Holdings from 2010 to 2013.
Prior to these executive roles, George served as CFO and EVP at Global Cash Access (GCA Holdings, Inc.), a multinational, publicly traded payments company specializing in merchant payment processing solutions in the gaming industry, from 2008 to 2010. Before Netspend, he served as CFO and chief administrative officer at EFD (eFunds Corporation, which ultimately sold to FIS) from 2002 through 2007. He also served on the board of EML Payments, a multi-national provider of GPR, gift, payroll and other payment solutions, from April 2020 to August 2021.
George is the founder and CEO of Granite Reef Advisors, a professional advisory firm focused on providing third-party assistance in acquisition target evaluation and execution, which he has operated since 2013. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Dama Technologies, Inc., a financial technology firm which provides transparent, sustainable banking and payment solutions for under-banked businesses.
George holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
As Chief Revenue Officer, Chris is responsible for overseeing all revenue generating businesses, marketing and product with strategic oversight focused on achieving consistent revenue and margin growth across the enterprise.
Chris previously served as GM of the company’s direct-to-consumer business and focused on accelerating the growth of the company’s flagship digital bank GO2bank, launched in early 2021. Prior to that, Chris served as GM of wage and corporate disbursements (branded as rapid!) for the company since 2017. In this role, he led the company’s PayCard business and oversaw the development and launch of the company’s earned wage access solution.
Before the business was acquired by Green Dot, Chris served as president of rapid! PayCard and GM of card portfolios for UniRush, LLC., where he was responsible for the management of card products for the multi-line prepaid company. He was previously GM of prepaid cards for the Americas at WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX). As part of WEX’s global expansion in the Americas, the company’s prepaid card business expanded into Brazil with the acquisition of FastCred and a controlling interest in UNIK. Before joining WEX, Chris was CEO and co-founder of rapid! Financial Services (rapid! PayCard) from 2004 until it was acquired by WEX in April of 2011. From 1996 until 2008, he served as vice president of Sembler Investments and held leadership positions in numerous portfolio companies. He also previously served as a board member of Freedom Bank, a Florida chartered bank.
Chris holds a B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in English from Florida State University and spends most of his time in Tampa, FL.
Jess Unruh has been with the company since 2009 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November of 2022. In his previous role as operational CFO and chief accounting officer, Jess led financial operations for the company, including corporate accounting, tax, financial reporting, corporate finance and financial planning and analytics.
Before joining the company, Jess served in the audit practice at Ernst & Young LLP. He holds B.S. degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
As Chief Operations Officer, Teresa is responsible for overseeing Payment Processing, Payment Networks, Supply Chain, Settlement, and Sourcing/Procurement, as well as Customer Experience and Support (CES). She previously served as Green Dot’s SVP of Operations and has played an instrumental role in transforming the company’s banking and payment platforms, delivering seamless migrations to Green Dot’s modern platform for the company’s 50 million-plus users.
Teresa previously led JPMorgan Chase’s Prepaid Card Financial Operations and Implementations team of over 100 employees located in multiple sites globally, which supported more than 13.2 million stored value debit cards held by cardholders and clients across private and public sector businesses. Teresa also managed, coordinated and monitored progress of all day-to-day activities supported by implementations, settlement, financial adjustment, dispute/claims and reconciliation teams, overseeing all financial operations within the Prepaid Card Operations organization.
Teresa earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters in Accountancy with focus on Accounting Information Systems from the University of South Florida. Teresa is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida since 2005. She served as Treasurer for a local non-profit during 2019-2021. Teresa now resides in Tampa, FL, with her husband of 23 years, two beautiful children, and family cat and dog.
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