Head of Innovation
Rodrigo Suarez leads Piermont Bank’s innovation initiatives and focuses on identifying FinTech partners to create successful Bank/FinTech partnerships. He works closely with FinTechs in launching new product and service propositions and ensures Piermont’s legacy-free digital platform is able to scale and meet the needs of our partners.
Rodrigo is a senior strategist with years of experience in developing and supporting operating models for startups and financial institutions. He most recently served as a Principal at INV FinTech, a startup accelerator in partnership with Fiserv and over 20 financial institutions. In this role, he mentored multiple early-stage companies, fostered bank-fintech collaborations, and significantly expanded the accelerator program’s corporate ecosystem. Rodrigo started his career as a management consultant to financial institutions in the U.S. and Latin America. His projects spanned go-to-market strategy, product development, operational effectiveness, and other aspects of financial innovation.
M.S.E/B.S.E. in Economic and Financial Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania