Eric Woodward is an entrepreneur, advisor, investor, operator, and dot connector in and around financial technology companies with a strong focus on and passion for payments, identity, and financial inclusion.
Most recently Eric was the Group President of Early Warnings’ Identity, Authentication and Payments Risk businesses and led strategy and M&A for Early Warning for a decade. During Eric’s tenure, Early Warning grew its customer base 500% to 2500 Financial Institution customers; launched Zelle, a leading P2P payment network used 1 billion times a year by 50 million consumers; and created a new category of identity and authentication solutions knows as Network Authentication that is used more than 25 billion times a year. Eric is also the founder of xID, a federated identity network backed by the seven largest US banks, which will launch in 2021.
Eric is the author of 9 patents related to digital identity and payments and he holds a half dozen board-level advisory roles for fintech companies. Eric graduated with an MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.
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