Ep. 94: Zach Perret, CEO at Plaid
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Fam, I left you with an itsy bitsy lil hinty hint last week…something about interviewing another ZP?
Well, the Zach’s outta the bag now. Our guest this week is Zach Perret, CEO at Plaid.
The interview happened at the Money20/20 Offices in Times Square. It was damn fun sitting on the 27th floor in a corner office, looking out at the skyline, and having a conversation with one of the pioneers of this fintech stuff we all obsess over.
I am wildly excited to share it with you all and I hope you enjoy it and grab some real take aways from it.
Listen on Spotify here, click the embed for some Apple fun, or find it wherever you listen to them there podcasts 👇
We cover Zach’s early life and career, the early days of building Plaid, how he’s scaled himself as an individual and a leader, the Visa transaction and a ton more. Check out the show notes for a play-by-play. You can jump from subject to subject there if you’re that kind of person. I’m not judging.
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Now, onto something slightly less serious…
🎙️ Family Episodes (Previously: Are You Human)
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Fintech Family Hour is taking two distinctive directions.
One direction encompasses interviewing the most fascinating minds in fintech, understanding what makes them tick, and picking their brain about the future of the industry. See the interview with Zach Perret above. Ya know, little more buttoned up. These episodes have red and black cover art.
The second direction is all about getting to know the other side of some of our favorite humans in the world of fintech, finance, and business in general. These are Family Episodes. What makes them that? Other than the format it’s all about that co-hostest with the mostest, Kristen Anderson, hopping on the mic to help me really get to the bottom of things. We were calling them Are You Human previously, but they’ll be Family Episodes going forward. These episodes have the lighter blue and white cover art.
We like growing La Familia and we’ll be “welcoming” each new guest into The Family. They also get a nickname. How good of a deal is that?
So, just in case you missed it and want to catch up on the fun, here are the first two Family Episodes we’ve done:
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Stay healthy, keep your head high, and I love you all,
Zach Anderson Pettet
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