Judith Erwin, CEO
Judith was on the founding executive team for Square 1 Bank in 2005, responsible for venture capital services globally. Square 1 successfully went public in 2014 and was later sold to Pacific Western Bank. She previously worked at Imperial and Comerica. After 35 years in banking, Judith knew it was the time to make significant changes in the commercial banking industry. Her strategy was to build a bank from scratch providing both a modern technological framework and intuitive user experience for the digital entrepreneurs Grasshopper serves.
Favorite karaoke song: "Wichita Lineman"
Gary Blumenthal, CTO/COO
Gary is a senior IT and operations executive with decades of experience in financial services, and a proven track record of delivering back office related initiatives that reduce operational risk and increase operational efficiency. From 1996 to 2012, he served as Managing Director at UBS Wealth Management, with executive responsibility for back office functions. Prior, he served as Principal of Back Office Systems at Morgan Stanley, Director of Information Services at CS First Boston, and Vice President, Global Securities Services at Chase Manhattan Bank.
Favorite karaoke song: "Piano Man"
Sangeeta Kishore, CFO
Sangeeta is an experienced Finance and Strategy and Risk Management professional with expertise in Capital Planning, banking finance, operations, and strategic planning. Prior to joining Grasshopper she has been the CFO at Metropolitan Commercial Bank, Kish Bank, and Hanover Community Bank.
Favorite karaoke song: "Kahin door jab din dhal Jaye"
Albert Sun, CCO
Al is a commercial banking executive with over 30 years of experience in credit and lending. He recently served as Chief Credit Officer for $35 billion bank East West Bank. Previously he was SVP of Corporate Finance at GE Capital and Managing Director at BlackRock Kelso Capital.
Favorite karaoke song: "Wonderful Tonight"
Sally Myers, CRO
Sally has 40 years of banking experience in risk, compliance, and operations. She has previously worked as a Chief Risk Officer, EVP, and Director of Operations at Plaza Bank, EH National Bank, and Pacific Coast National Bank.
Favorite karaoke song: "Me and Bobby McGee"
Jeff Kenney, CIO
Jeff has over 25 years’ experience in information technology implementation, security, operations, testing and auditing. Most recently he served as the CISO for a large privately held commercial/retail bank in St Louis and previously served as the Security Capabilities Lead and Global Security Lead for teams at Accenture.
Favorite karaoke song: "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes"