Jesse PodellDirector at Ally Ventures
Jesse Podell leads the day-to-day fintech activities for Ally Ventures. An active member of the fintech ecosystem, Podell leads investments and partnerships in alignment with Ally’s strategic priorities. As a member of Ally's Strategy & Corporate Development Group, Podell is involved in aspects of developing and executing the firm's corporate strategy, business development, and M&A opportunities.
Podell joined Ally from Citi Ventures where he was responsible for managing strategic growth opportunities for Citi's D10X Incubation program. Prior to Citi, Podell was Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Fintech, a leading global fintech accelerator. Podell co-founded TechDay, the world’s largest startup event series. Podell spent the first 13 years of his career in institutional sales and trading, including leading distressed equity trading at Jefferies & Co. and was Co-Head of Special Situations Equity Trading at Susquehanna International Group.