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Verdigris Holdings Expands Board of Directors with Deep Financial Inclusion, Banking Development and Social Impact Expertise

New Insight to Contribute to Significant Growth Ahead Including Launch of First Pilot and Pursuit of Formal Regulatory Oversight

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (September 2, 2019)  – Verdigris Holdings, Inc., the company bringing banking to the unbanked, is welcoming the addition of four new directors to its already diverse and talented corporate board.  These new board members bring expertise that not only complements not only our core mission of bringing banking to the unbanked and underbanked but also expands our insight into core areas for our continued growth.

The added expertise includes community development advisory, insight around inclusive digital economies, legal advisory for banking and financial services and emerging market economic policy. These skill sets add to the strong business development, bank holding company, large financial institution accounting and business operations expertise on the board. Together this expanded set of directors gives Verdigris well-rounded insight as the company closes in on the launch of our pilot program in Arizona and continues on in the application process for regulatory approval in the intended formation of a fully regulated bank.

“Bringing banking to the unbanked and underbanked, and the companies that serve them, is a significant undertaking that takes the best insight and smart counsel from a host of industries,” said Sam Rosenfeld, chairman and founder of Verdigris Holdings. “We are thrilled to have a board composed of leading thinkers and importantly leading doers across banking, community development and emerging economic empowerment. It is this type of fresh thinking and leadership that will help us deliver a real solution to the over 63 million Americans with no or limited access to the regulated banking system.”

Joining the Verdigris Holdings board are:

  • Lisa Narrell Mead
    Ms. Narrell Mead is the CEO of Everett Advisory Partners, a banking and financial services firm focused on guiding regional banks through today’s dynamic banking marketplace. Her comprehensive legal, banking and industry acumen brings deep insight into the financial services process and market dynamics.
    Ms. Narrell Mead also serves as a board member to Argent Trust and to International Bank.

  • Marianna Camino
    Ms. Camino is a consultant for the World Bank with a lifetime focus on operations policy, country services development and financial competitiveness for emerging economies.
    She currently focuses on Latin America. Her previous roles include corporate experience for Inbursa Bank of Mexico and the IXE Financial Group.

  • Priya Vora
    Ms. Vora is the CEO and Founder of Future State, a Rockefeller Foundation supported consultancy helping nations accelerate progress towards inclusive digital economies. Her expertise in digital strategies and services is aimed to help the world’s poor gain access to new services and information that can improve their lives.
    She previously served as the director of digital solutions for USAID.

  • Blondell Pinnock
    Ms. Pinnock is the President of BP Capital Strategies, a firm focused on social impact investing and change management for community development financial institutions, not for profits and businesses. Her expertise helps firms engage in progressive development of public/private partnerships and community engagement with real impact.
    She previously served as the Chief Lending Officer and SVP for Carver Federal Savings and the President of the Carver Community Development Corporation.

About Verdigris Holdings, Inc.

Verdigris is changing banking for the better. Over 63 million people in America have no or limited access to the regulated banking system. This causes them to pay triple what they should for substitute banking services. Verdigris is building a fresh solution – the combination of cutting-edge technology, industry expertise and ultimately a real, regulated bank to deliver simple transactional banking to unbanked people and the companies that serve them. For more information about Verdigris Holdings visit: and follow us on Twitter @verdigrisinc.

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