Green Dot Hires Daniel Eckert as Executive Vice President & Chief Product, Strategy and Development Officer
Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) today announced that Daniel Eckert has joined the company as Executive Vice President & Chief Product, Strategy and Development Officer, leading all of Green Dot’s product and Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform business efforts. In this role, he will be responsible for product vision, strategy, design and development, from conceptualization through launch and post-launch, and on business development activities to acquire and grow major BaaS platform partnerships.
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Daniel Eckert, Executive Vice President & Chief Product, Strategy and Development Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
“Daniel has been a valued Green Dot partner since he joined Walmart in 2010 and has a deep understanding of our business and the role we play in the financial lives of our customers,” said Dan Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer. “While at Walmart, Daniel served as a catalyst for Green Dot’s creativity, always pushing for continued innovation on the programs and platforms we support for this important relationship. He possesses a unique ability to balance customer value and satisfaction with a sustainable business model, and we’re excited that he’s joining our team to continue driving our growth.”
Mr. Eckert joins the Company following a 10-year career at Walmart, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Walmart Services & Digital Acceleration, Walmart U.S., responsible for accelerating Walmart’s transformation as an omni-channel retailer. In 2019, Mr. Eckert spearheaded the creation and launch of TailFin Labs, LLC – a first-of-its-kind joint venture between Walmart and Green Dot – with a mission to develop innovative products, services and technologies that sit at the intersection of retail shopping and consumer financial services.
“For a decade I had a front row seat to witness Green Dot’s transformation from a prepaid debit card company to a FinTech powerhouse that was able to evolve not just the Walmart MoneyCard, but also the entire Banking-as-a-Service industry,” said Mr. Eckert. “The combination of Green Dot’s technology platform, bank charter, and BaaS partnerships has created a financial services innovation ecosystem that is unmatched in the industry and I’m looking forward to realizing its full potential.”