May 31, 2022 — Sarah Howell brings a unique and thoughtful perspective to the Infinant team to combine digital ecosystems, technology and customer experience to revolutionize financial services. As SVP of Partner Programs, she is building a partner ecosystem designed to advance the growth goals of fintech, financial institutions, brands, bank infrastructure providers and content providers.
A strong proponent of Finance-as-a-Service and a collaborator at heart, she will work cross-functionally with internal teams and external partners to advance infinant’s mission of delivering a technology platform that enables customers to build secure and sustainable digital ecosystems.
A fierce advocate for financial institutions, Sarah began her career at TSYS Managed Services. Sarah spearheaded several initiatives, working to combine both the needs and requirements of banks with the products and services offered by TSYS, including the company’s relationship with Apple Pay to offer a new path for issuance and merchant acceptance. Sarah then joined Visa, where she managed the Visa Ready Business Solutions program by providing strategic direction and operational execution of contracts and program requirements. Additionally, Sarah was instrumental in the launch of the Visa Fintech Fast Track program, serving as the subject matter expert for commercial fintechs. In this role, she assessed and onboarded prospective fintechs into the Visa ecosystem, broadening her exposure to powerful, progressive technology.
Prior to joining infinant, Sarah carried her vast experience to Nymbus, furthering the company’s partnership strategy, as well as their Banking-as-a-Service initiative.
As financial institutions pursue new innovation models and additional revenue streams, and non-financial brands look to drive deeper customer engagement, Sarah believes BaaS presents opportunities for both.