Another amazing episode of Just FlexIt™ is live! Austin Cohen and Justin Turetsky were joined by Michael Tannenbaum for a Fintech Special. Michael is the Chief Operating Officer of Brex. He joined the Founding Team in 2017 and has been instrumental to Brex’s meteoric rise within the industry.
Before Brex, Michael served numerous roles, including Chief Revenue Officer, with SoFi, the online lender. He has been regarded by numerous publications and has a special relationship with the FlexIt leadership team as former fraternity brothers.
Don’t miss another fantastic episode about Michael’s esteemed career and the evolution of the FinTech industry.
💻 Michael Tannenbaum was promoted six times in three-and-a-half years at SoFi, eventually earning the role of Chief Revenue Officer.
💻 As the former VP of Finance, Tannenbaum negotiated Softbank’s record-breaking $1 billion Series E investment.
💻 Michael’s awards include being featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance in 2016, as well as SF Business Times 40 Under 40 in 2017.
[2:05] – How the guys met
[3:10] – What pulled Michael into FinTech (from banking originally)
[4:22] – What drew you to SoFi as a huge opportunity
[5:55] – What is Michael’s diligence process for assessing career opportunities
[7:35] – Process for maneuvering throughout his career
[10:44] – Growth opportunities and interview judgments
[13:54] – What Brex is, their mission and values, and Michael’s journey
[16:14] – Common denominators between SoFi and Brex
[19:49] – Motivation to start fresh with a company after growing with an early-stage company
[23:18] – Future as a Founder?
[28:57] – SoFi IPO, and IPO as a measure of success
[30:28] – Angel investing and Michael’s process
[33:01] – Evolution of FinTech
[38:01] – Final thoughts
Host: Austin Cohen (FlexIt Founder & CEO) & Justin Turetsky (Founding Team & COO)
Guest: Michael Tannenbaum
Producer: Eddie Sanchez