Jesse Podell leads the day-to-day fintech activities for Ally Ventures. An active member of the fintech ecosystem, he leads strategic investments and partnerships in alignment with Ally’s strategic priorities. As a member of Ally's Corporate Strategy Group, he is involved in aspects of developing and executing the firm's corporate strategy, business development, and M&A opportunities.
Jesse joined Ally from Citi Ventures where he was responsible for managing strategic growth opportunities for Citi's D10X Incubation program. Prior to Citi, Jesse was Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Fintech, a leading global fintech accelerator. Jesse co-founded TechDay, the world’s largest startup event series.