Stephanie Foster

Managing Director, ICBA Ventures

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Stephanie Foster is Managing Director, ThinkTECH Accelerator for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA).

Foster is based in Atlanta and helps plan and execute the daily operations for ICBA’s ThinkTECH Accelerator programs, which will advance community bank-fintech partnerships through the development of targeted solutions for community banks.

Foster brings more than two decades of proven performance, managing over a dozen strategic partnerships and omni-channel products in peer-to-peer, business to business, and business-to-consumer platforms. She most recently served as chief administrative officer for XY Planning Network, an advisory service for Gen Y and Gen Z clients. Foster has also held management roles at Finastra, Fiserv and Western Union and was a founding board member for Women Driving Innovation at the Atlanta Innovation Forum.

Foster is a previous Electronic Transaction Association 40 Under 40 recipient, an annual award that celebrates gamechangers in the payments technology industry. In 2018, she was selected from a list of 500 international nominees to participate in Money 20/20’s inaugural Rise Up program, an exclusive cohort of 35 women leaders in the financial services ecosystem.

Foster is the co-host of One Vision: Fintech Fuse podcast where she interviews a diverse group of entrepreneurs, visionaries and thought leaders focused on stories with purpose. She also serves on the SouthEast Women in Fintech planning committee.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Barry University and an Executive Master of Business Administration in international business from Florida Atlantic University.