In today’s hyper-connected world, organizations must constantly evolve to offer quick, convenient, and reliable service. The financial services industry is no exception. The rise of Innovative FinTech is a perfect example of how this new reality is reshaping the way we think. And women are playing a pivotal role. These women are not just influencers, they are leading the way. As such for the third year, PROGRESS in Lending is honoring The Most Powerful Women in FinTech today. Here are the Top 25 women that are reshaping Financial Services FinTech today:
Chief Technology Officer, LenderClose
Martina Schubert has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and is the CTO at LenderClose, a fintech company that provides real estate and home equity technology solutions to lending institutions. At LenderClose, Schubert leads research and data collection and has an executive leadership position that allows her to be instrumental in making strategic decisions that align with the company’s vision for future.
Schubert has worked in technology her entire career after initially discovering her passion for the field while taking a high school computer programming class and later working as a systems developer. After receiving an associate degree from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), she furthered her education by earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Iowa State University followed by an MBA from the University of Iowa’s Tippie School of Management. Schubert currently serves on the board of directors at DMACC and helps create the IT curriculum.
Schubert has led her team to have help transform LenderClose from a small startup to a well-respected lending fintech company that produces award-winning technology. She ensures that her team of engineers is trained in multiple IT disciplines and has a collaborative nature, creating a healthy work environment where employees are engaged and empowered.
Prior to joining LenderClose, Shubert was CTO at DLL, a Netherlands-based vendor finance company. Her previous positions include vice president and CIO, assistant vice president of information technology and manager of business intelligence for companies including Maytag International, Walgreens and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance.
Having worked in male-dominated industries of insurance and finance, Schubert understands the importance of being a mentor to women. She hopes to make a lasting impression on the women who want to follow in her career footsteps and to help in that effort, she speaks at women-focused events and is on multiple boards in the community.