Executive in Residence: Financial Technology

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Zack Hilton builds solutions at the intersection of financial services and technology. He has held executive positions at Microsoft, Intuit and multiple start-ups with successful exits (acquisitions and IPOs).  Zack has spoken at industry events, including the American Bankers and Gramercy Institute conferences. At Intuit, Zack worked with industry leads from CheckFree and Microsoft to develop the Open Financial Exchange (OFX) Protocol. The OFX protocol enabled banks and brokerages to seamlessly integrate account data into the market-leading personal finance management tools (Quicken and Microsoft Money).  As a product lead, Zack led the development of Quicken and Quicken.com’s investment-related features. During his fourteen years at Microsoft and as the Global Director of Financial Services, Zack was responsible for the launch of Microsoft’s consumer and enterprise financial products in the United States, Asia and Europe. In addition to product development,  Zack’s teams led the business development efforts for Microsoft’s largest industry verticals: Financial Services, Travel and Entertainment. Zack worked closely with the Windows, Office, Xbox and MSN product teams to develop the features and functionality demanded by the largest, worldwide financial institutions. Mr. Hilton was managing director of the Technology Investment Fund and Corporate Development Officer for Porch.com and HomDNA- raising over $100 million in venture capital funding. Zack holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Enterprise Architecture from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science.  Mr. Hilton serves on the boards of Iron Nickel and the Foundation for Women in Computer Science.


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