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Medical data access saves lives,Financial data access saves your wallet with MX CEO, Jim Magats
Episode 283rd December 2022 • Fintech Confidential • Diamond D3, Media
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Jim Magats is the CEO of MX, which unlocks the value of financial data with the most trusted open finance APIs. He shares how being a lousy accountant led him to solve financial issues first with Paypal and now with MX.

Three things in this episode that we dive into.

1️⃣ Mining for data gold while maintaining privacy

2️⃣ Transforming the Fintech Industry

3️⃣ Its All About Customer Desire

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Time Stamps:

01:00 Intro to MX

01:28 Jim's Origin Story

03:23 Using a Customer-Centric Approach

05:49 The calling for Transformation

08:50 Finding Opportunity in Challenging Times

11:12 Mining for data gold while maintaining privacy

13:38 Financial institutions as identity companies

15:23 Buy Now Pay Later brings new challenges with data

17:12 Breaking Down the Data Silos

19:32 A Personal Mission

20:51 Advise for Fintech Founders

22:20 The Wrap Up

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Jim Magats: Jim Magats is CEO of MX and the former senior vice president of Omni Payments at PayPal. During his 18 years long career at Paypal, he led the company to unbelievable heights, and the company reached a valuation of a whopping $300 billion in 2021. Prior to joining Paypal, Mr. Magats worked at Ernst & Young Consulting and Arthur Andersen Audit, helping issuers, retailers, and acquirers adapt to changing payments-related technology, customer needs, and regulatory environments.

Jim received his graduate degree from Indiana University and his bachelor's degree in accounting from Villanova University.

MX: MX Technologies, Inc., a leader in Open Finance, makes data accessible and actionable for everyone. MX is building the largest open finance ecosystem to help drive innovation and improve experiences through secure and reliable access to financial data. MX combines trusted open finance APIs with enhanced financial data to quickly and securely connect to and verify data for hundreds of use cases including account opening, money movement, and underwriting. 

Tedd Huff: President & Founder of Diamond D3, a professional services consulting firm focused on global payments and marketing. He is also a video podcast host and producer of Fintech Confidential and Head of Corporate Strategy at Corvia. 

Over the past 24 years, he has contributed to FinTech startups as an Advisory Board Member, Co-Founder, and Chief Experience Officer, providing strategic and tactical direction for Global Payments OpenEdge, Heartland Payments, Nuvei, and TSYS, among others, focusing on growth while delivering innovation, process improvements and user experience-driven value to simplify the complexity of payments.

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