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Welcome to Fintech Brews brought to you by Central Payments and Falls Fintech. This is the place to get a behind-the-scenes look at unique partnerships and ways to bridge the gap between banking, startups and the entire fintech industry. Whether it’s a beer, coffee, or something else, there’s certain to be a brew in every episode…after all, how do we function in this space without it? Each episode you’re sure to take away some good stuff going on in the financial technology space. Without further ado, let’s grab a brew!

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Co-founder & Executive Director

Nikkee Rhody is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Falls Fintech and the Executive Vice President of Strategy at Central Payments. Falls Fintech is a 12-week program designed to accelerate market readiness for early-stage financial technology startups and the only fintech accelerator founded by a market-leading, full-scale, digital payments bank in the U.S.

With more than 20 years of experience in financial services and payments, Nikkee was a key contributor of Central Payments’ Open*CP Fintech API MarketplaceSM, one of the only true bank-as-a-service payment platforms and the technology responsible for Central Payments’ rise to the fastest growing prepaid card issuer since 2015.*

Prior to joining Central Payments, Nikkee was part of another issuing bank and contributed to building a proprietary payments platform which grew to serve more than 1,200 banks and credit unions throughout the U.S. She currently sits on the advisory board for RiftPay, a fintech company that was part of Falls Fintech cohort two. She is also a host of the Fintech Brews & News podcast.