Chicago FinTech Group FinTEx appoints new leadership

FinTEx, a Chicago-based FinTech organization, announcedthat Randy Rivera, creator of the FinTEx Forum and longtime Advisory Board member, will be elevated to Executive Director of the organization, the company said.

Dara Tarkowski, the Co-Chair of the FinTEx Regulatory Special Interest Group, will serve as General Counsel.

Rivera has spent nearly two decades leveraging his experience in financial services to support the acceleration of business ventures, most recently at BBVA Compass and JPMorgan Chase. He has been involved with FinTEx since its early stages and is now being appointed as its Executive Director, the organization´s plans for growth in Chicago´s emerging FinTech sector and beyond.

Jason Henrichs and Lisa Curran will be elevated to the roles of the co-chairpersons of the board, which will also be expanding.

Tarkowski, alongside her company Actuate Law, was elevated to General Counsel to help navigate the industry´s ever-evolving regulatory challenges.

FinTEx serves to foster the rapidly growing FinTech & FinServ ecosystem in Chicago and the broader Midwest. As a global technology innovation hub, Chicago is exploding with talent, industry leadership and startups, contributing to the Midwest´s more than 20,000 financial institutions. This increasingly attractive business environment is a magnet for disruptive ideas and industry experts, making it the ideal epicenter for the FinTech community. To learn more, visit