Kirsten Trusko

CEO and Co-Founder

Emerging Markets Coalition


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Kirsten's Summary

Financial Services - FinTech, banking, insurance, payments. Co-founding companies, and helping clients move profitably into a new market - vertical, geography, demographic group. Success driving new markets, new products/services, new companies/divisions. Including normalizing financial services for underserved markets leading to - transparency, security, and compliance. Exec roles in management, ops, marketing, sales, compliance. Board and Advisory for not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, with special focus on DE&I and ESG. History of start ups to large growth and profitability, speed to market. Strong record of driving success - both as inside business leader, and as management consultant. Intrapreneur and entrepreneur. Successes in start up, build out, and turn around including: FinTech, financial services, payments, M&A, insurance, health/benefits, cannabis/hemp/CBD. Incredible network. Named "FinTech Superhero" Money20/20. Pro-bono work: in anti-human trafficking (especially youth) leveraging banking, payments network to help "follow the money" to aid law enforcement to identify, prosecute, and convict. Focus on new product and market entry, marketing, sales, cyber security/AML, regulatory and compliance, growth, M&A, strategy, operations, turn-around. Serve early stage PE/VC funded to Fortune 500, alternative financial services, and non financial services firms. Build agile organizations, with strong speed-to-market and turn to profitability - often in highly regulated markets with much scrutiny from regulators, legislators, and media. Work with investors- institutional, to VCs, to PE, to family offices - to fuel growth, revenues, and profit. Drive innovative businesses, while managing risk and compliance. Speak and write: 200+ speeches, TV/radio, papers, multiple advisory and board seats. Exceptional network to c-level in financial services,FinTech, payments, cards government, not-for-profits, academia, cyber, AML, fraud, law enforcement, national security. Sample vertical market focus: payments and products in banking, FinTech, crypto, insurance, healthcare, government, disaster, humanitarian aid, legal cannabis. Use professional network to drive pro-bono work - anti human trafficking, mentoring those disadvantaged, ESG, DE &I, and disaster prep/recover.

About Kirsten

  • Span of Control

    The number of people reporting to them


  • Industry

    Financial services

  • Size of Company

    In terms of revenue

    $10 - $49 Million

  • Employees of Company

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  • Business Function

    Administration (CEO, Pres., GM, etc)

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