Gregory Keough

CEO of Finova Financial

As CEO of Finova, Keough has driven the company’s mission to transform the future of global banking through the creation of fair and affordable digital financial services for consumers outside of formal financial and investment systems.

Finova has raised over $100M from Silicon Valley VCs and private equity firms and is working now to transform the traditional capital raising process through the creation of digital equity securities to be traded in cryptocurrency on the blockchain.

Keough is a serial entrepreneur who previously served as CEO of a MasterCard Telefonica joint venture for global Mobile Financial Services, and over the last 20 years was founder and CEO of multiple venture-backed companies going back to the early days of the internet.

Keough is frequently featured as an expert in leading publications such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bankless times, Next Billion, FinTech Weekly, Consumer Finance Innovator, CryptoCoin News, and others.

One of the few living recipients of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA's) Intelligence Star Medal for extraordinary courage in the line of duty, Keough was named “Gamechanger of the Year” in 2017 by ACQ Global, was a finalist for Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, recognized as Washington's Top Technology and International Leaders, Latin America Top Banker of the Year, and others.