Join Fintech leaders and D'Amore-McKim faculty and alumni as they share their perspectives on tokenization, blockchain, cryptocurrency, payment innovations, and more.


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Deniz Johnson is a digital transformation expert and FinTech executive with the demonstrated ability to successfully implement emerging technology and build innovative culture in established firms. Johnson has a proven track record leading large-scale initiatives in industries at leading financial services, software, and healthcare companies across the Americas and EMEA. As a FinTech thought leader, Johnson is passionate about the responsible use of AI and Machine Learning (ML) in highly regulated industries to both drive business value and increase inclusivity. Johnson is the COO of Stratyfy, an ethical AI company with a proprietary, transparent AI technology that materially improves decision systems and the founder of Pera-Partners, a management consulting company specializing FinTech adoption and digital transformation. She currently teaches FinTech and Financial Innovation at Northeastern University. Johnson previously served as a Managing Director at State Street Corporation's Alternative Investment Solutions group, where she led transformational data and digitization initiatives, as well as new product/platform development across the Hedge Fund, Real Estate and Private Equity businesses. Johnson obtained her MBA from University of Iowa and has a degree in Management Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

Scott Goldthwaite is the President of Aliaswire and has over 20 years of experience in the payment processing industry, including Issuing, acquiring, POS hardware, payment systems software, multi-currency processing, ACH payments as well real-time payments.  Scott's contribution to innovation within the industry have been recognized and awarded by both NACHA and ETA. Scott received his undergraduate degree in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel, and his MBA from Northeastern University. Scott is also an active mentor within Northeastern's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sri Krishnamurthy CFA, CAP is the founder of QuantUniversity, a data and Quantitative Analysis Company and the creator of the Analytics Certificate program ( and Fintech Certificate program. Sri has more than 15 years of experience in analytics, quantitative analysis, statistical modeling and designing large-scale applications. Prior to starting QuantUniversity, Sri has had significant analytical applications at Citigroup, Endeca, MathWorks and has consulted to more than 25 customers in the financial services and energy industries. He has trained more than 1000 students in quantitative methods, analytics and big data in the industry and at Babson College, Northeastern University and Hult International Business School. Many of his students work in Data science and Fintech-related roles at Fidelity, Santander, Wellington, GMO, State Street etc. Sri earned an MS in Computer Systems Engineering and another MS in Computer Science, both from Northeastern University and an MBA with a focus on Investments from Babson College.

Mary McNamara joined the D'Amore-McKim School of Business in July 2020 to lead the recruitment and admissions efforts for the Part-time MBA program after serving on the MBA admissions committee at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is a co-chair of the McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network at Northeastern, a Professional Advisor at the MIT Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, and a Coach for Leadership and Teamwork at Babson.

An angel investor and portfolio manager for over two decades, Mary is Managing Director of Angel Healthcare Investors and was a founding member of the Angel Capital Association. Previously, she was COO of an early-stage digital health company and a marketing VP with Fidelity Investments. In her early career, Mary held marketing and technology roles in software development at John Hancock, NYNEX, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Bankers Trust Company.