Pasadena-based Green Dot Corporation on Monday announced the appointment of a new executive to head the company’s recently launched mobile banking services.
Parikh will report to Green Dot President and CEO Dan Henry.
“Green Dot is a financial technology pioneer known for enabling payments and banking solutions for some of the most innovative and respected brands in the world,” Parikh said. “The company’s unique collection of assets coupled with the growing demand for seamless banking and payments solutions present tremendous opportunity for the business, and I am thrilled to be a part of this journey.”
Parikh most recently worked on Apple’s “Apple Pay” business,” according to Green Dot. Previously, he spent 13 years at Discover Financial Services, becoming vice president of Global Business Development.
Parikh’s experience and skill set made him the ideal candidate, according to Henry.
“The opportunity to help businesses put more useful and modern money management solutions in the hands of their customers is a top priority for us,” he said. “Banking as a service is an important growth engine for the future of Green Dot, and Amit’s experience building programs for some of the world’s leading tech and financial services companies, along with his leadership and perspectives on the future of this sector, will fuel Green Dot’s continued rise as one of the nation’s leading innovators in BaaS.”