Building a Trusted Network

Our purpose

Banyan, the leading network for item-level receipt data solutions, enables banks, fintechs, hotels and merchants to automate expense management, power the future of precise commerce with SKU and category-level shopping offers and create other powerful applications such as fraud reduction and personal financial management.

Data privacy is core to Banyan’s mission, and the company prides itself on its privacy-by-design and consent-based approach. With world-class security protections and a highly scalable infrastructure, Banyan network participants unlock new capabilities and opportunities while remaining secure and compliant. Getting started with Banyan is fast, flexible and easy through secure batch or API data integrations.

Our beliefs

  • Customers should have access to their receipt data anywhere they choose.
  • Merchants and consumers should have full control over where their data goes and who can use it.
  • A merchant's most valuable asset is their data.

Our Core

Our privacy by design infrastructure ensures that customer data is not shared without their consent. When customers provide consent, Banyan seamlessly connects customer receipts without ever learning the customer’s identity, no customer names are used, no card numbers are stored, and no identifiable individual customer data is tracked. No receipts leave our warehouse until user consent is confirmed.

Banyan Intro

From Industry Leaders
across the globe

Banyan is thankful for the many angel investors and institutions that have invested in and supported our growth.

Our Team

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Jehan Luth

Founder & CEO
Jehan Luth
Founder & CEO
Multidisciplinary professional in Computer Science, Public Health Epidemiology and Privacy Law; trusted advisor and opportunity creator. Jehan built Banyan for merchants and banks to offer personalized services to their customers.

David Toothaker

Chief Customer Officer
David Toothaker
Chief Customer Officer
Leader of growth-oriented companies. David is the former GM of Global Strategic Partnerships at Nielsen and led teams in client development, business process improvement and business model transformation.

Wil Schobeiri

Chief Technology Officer
Wil Schobeiri
Chief Technology Officer
Strategic thinker with over 15 years of experience in technology, product management and data science. Wil has held CTO and CPO roles at MediaMath and Revantage (a Backstone Company).

Michael Budde

Chief Financial Officer
Michael Budde
Chief Financial Officer
Big Data expert with more than 10 years of experience. Michael is the former CFO of Nielsen Sports, and was Nielsen's Global Technology Data Science & Investments Finance Leader.

Josh Gaffney

Chief Privacy Officer & General Counsel
Josh Gaffney
Chief Privacy Officer & General Counsel
Problem solver, expert in financial services for merchant, network and consumer lines of business. Prior to joining Banyan, Josh led the legal team supporting American Express’ Global Consumer Services Group.

Andrea Gilman

Chief Marketing Officer
Andrea Gilman
Chief Marketing Officer
High-performance team leader, expert in financial services product management, product development, digital transformation and marketing. Andrea has worked at Mastercard Worldwide, U.S. Faster Payments Council and Girls Inc, Westchester.

Mike Grillo

Chief Strategy Officer
Mike Grillo
Chief Strategy Officer
Payments industry veteran with experience in sales, business development, strategy, marketing, analytics and change management. Mike has worked for American Express, Visa, Argus and First Manhattan Consulting Group.

Parker Noren

Strategy
Parker Noren
Strategy
Expert in technology and consulting. Parker is a former Head of Corporate Strategy at MediaMath and worked at Nielsen and helped improve how CPG companies identified, developed and launched products.

Mike Minelli

Sales & Partnerships
Mike Minelli
Sales & Partnerships
Experienced financial services executive. Mike was a Senior Principal at Mastercard heading up sales, strategy, partnerships and go-to-market for Fintech, Ecom, Tech, Telco, Media and Information Services sectors.

Kerry O'Shea

Sales & Partnerships
Kerry O'Shea
Sales & Partnerships
Trusted advisor, expert in delivering customized solutions to different clients in the financial services industry. Kerry has worked at Equifax and H2O.ai, listening to brands and identifying their needs.

Kara Sheesley

Customer Success
Kara Sheesley
Customer Success
Customer-focused strategist and talented at building teams that deliver sustainable business impact. Kara has worked in CPG brand management, retail merchandising, sales and customer service at Clorox, Target and Nielsen.

Jeanne Silz

Legal & Privacy
Jeanne Silz
Legal & Privacy
Strategic and analytical. Jeanne has experience in commercial contracts and corporate law. She has worked at Goldman Sachs, Travelex, Freelancers Union and as a partner at Bailey Duquette.

Rachel Gavazzi

Product
Rachel Gavazzi
Product
Strategic leader with product management experience in industries using massive data sets in SaaS settings. Rachel has worked in the ad tech space with Avenue A | Razorfish, and MediaMath.

Chris Finn

Finance
Chris Finn
Finance
Leader with experience as Director of Finance at Nielsen. Chris focuses on financial modeling for raising funds, evolving the partnership financials, and rolling out internal financial reporting.

David Laverty

Technology
David Laverty
Technology
Talented Engineer and former Media Math VP. During his tenure at Media Math, David focused his expertise in adtech, acquiring skills to leverage at Banyan.

Brian Gloede

Sales & Partnerships
Brian Gloede
Sales & Partnerships
Passionate about using financial technology as a force for good. Brian currently focuses on innovation in financial services and has worked with Motive Partners, Citi and Fin Frontier LLC.

Michelle Seitz

Customer Success & Strategy
Michelle Seitz
Customer Success & Strategy
Curious about technology and passionate about people. Michelle has more than 20 years of Saas experience finding creative ways to approach problems and solutions and helping people reach their potential.

Duncan McGreggor

Technology
Duncan McGreggor
Technology
Expert in computer programming, specializing in software design, distributed systems architecture, software engineering, etc. Duncan has worked at AT&T, PBS, NASA, Canonical (Ubuntu) and MediaMath.

Kasey Klipsch

Technology
Kasey Klipsch
Technology
Passionate about thorny business problems, he has written everything from print and mail software to HFT platforms. Kasey has spent most of his career in finance with a jaunt into adtech.

Stephen Marano

Finance
Stephen Marano
Finance
CPA with extensive experience in controllership, budgeting and forecasting, FP&A, and various other operational finance and accounting disciplines. Stephen has worked at the NFL, The Walt Disney Studios, KPMG, and Deloitte & Touché.

Ben Pulver

Operations
Ben Pulver
Operations
Engineering and Operations expert. Ben is a proponent of quality processes and has worked as an Industrial Engineer at UPS and on the global quality team at Ciena.

Jason Delia

Technology
Jason Delia
Technology
Experienced Software Engineering Leader with a MBA. Jason has been director of user interface engineering at MediaMath and has been coding user interfaces his entire career.

Maria Arias

Marketing
Maria Arias
Marketing
Passionate in innovating user friendly products. Maria is a Product Marketing Executive with experience in global B2B and B2C for domestic and international brands including WebMD, L'Oreal, JP Morgan Chase and Havas Formula.

Chris George

Technology
Chris George
Technology
Entrepreneurial leader with over ten years of experience in developing, implementing, marketing and selling data science and consumer analytics solutions. Chris has worked scaling from seed-stage through Series B at multiple startups.

Jenna Flynn

Product
Jenna Flynn
Product
Talented in project management, Jenna has worked for over 10 years building technical teams by creating standards, templates and governance processes to remove obstacles and deliver successful results.

Salvatore Borruso

Operations
Salvatore Borruso
Operations
Customer-focused communications specialist & educator. Sal has a diverse experience from a career spanning different positions in large companies such as Bell Labs/AT&T, Lucent Technologies (Nokia) and MetLife.

Dan Morgenstern

Sales & Partnerships
Dan Morgenstern
Sales & Partnerships
Passionate about using data and storytelling to help businesses grow. Dan has worked in digital advertising, with data, through sales, to leading teams across 15+ properties at McClatchy.

Mike Nolan

Marketing
Mike Nolan
Marketing
Senior leader focused on brand growth. Mike has over 23 years of experience and has worked at Capital One as Director of Marketing for Premium Products & Experiences, and more Marketing leadership roles.

Victoria Wright

Operations
Victoria Wright
Operations
Experienced Talent Acquisition/Corporate Recruiting Specialist targeting Sales candidates. Victoria is passionate about humanizing the process for both candidates and hiring managers, and creating a positive hiring experience for everyone involved.

Mary Piverger

Executive Assistant
Mary Piverger
Executive Assistant
Achievement-oriented, passionate about new challenges. Mary has worked at MediaMath and has 7 years of experience as an executive assistant after resigning from her teaching position.

Billy Hand

Technology
Billy Hand
Technology
Talented in engineering challenges involving large data sets, adtech and SaaS businesses. Billy has worked with Walmart, MediaMath and Expo.

Jacob Deal

Technology
Jacob Deal
Technology
Self taughted to be a software developer after discovering that he enjoyed programming more than academics. Jacob works primarily on distributed backend services at scale.

Eric Man

Technology
Eric Man
Technology
Curious about computer systems since childhood. Eric began his interest through Mult-User Dungeons on Telnet and has now worked at Walmart Labs, MediaMath, Major League Baseball and web hosting companies.

Ryan Walsh

Product
Ryan Walsh
Product
MS in data science at Columbia. Ryan originally studied economics and started working at a consultancy specializing in predictive churn modeling, then worked in adtech at MediaMath.

Trevor Konya

Technology
Trevor Konya
Technology
Talented software engineer. Trevor has worked on a SaaS for Amazon.com sellers in his home state of Ohio and then at MediaMath in an adtech role in New York.

Tarik Jabri

Technology
Tarik Jabri
Technology
After being in the military in the medical field, Tarik returned to his interest in computers as a systems administrator at a New York hospital and then worked in finance and adtech.

Kirill Babkin

Technology
Kirill Babkin
Technology
Highly motivated Full Stack Web developer. Kirill has a background in adtech and has worked at MediaMath and Octane 11, where he was responsible for building the customer-facing platform.

Ryan Hauldren

Product
Ryan Hauldren
Product
Experienced technology professional with backgrounds in business analysis, data engineering, project management and software architecture within the tech, healthcare and retail industries. Ryan has worked with Unity Technologies, Cameo and CoverMyMeds.

Tammy Gonzales

Operations
Tammy Gonzales
Operations
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, but with a passion for Project Management and Finance. Tammy comes from an organizational background, helping families and executives manage their daily lives.

Ivan Canales

Technology
Ivan Canales
Technology
Passionate about mobile application development. Ivan is an experienced mobile, web and full stack application developer.He has worked as a web developer for Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Maitreyi Narsalay

Marketing
Maitreyi Narsalay
Marketing
Graduated in Animation and Visual Graphics. Maitreyi has worked as a Senior Graphic Designer at Brain Up Studios, an Ed Tech/ Digital Marketing company and has created assets for Indian companies.

Strategic Advisors

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Meka Milstrone-Shroff

Strategic Advisor
Meka Milstrone-Shroff
Strategic Advisor
Strategic operating advisor and board member to a variety of companies. Ms. Millstone – Shroff past senior leadership roles include, Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyon and McKinsey & Company.

Hans Theisen

Strategic Advisor
Hans Theisen
Strategic Advisor
Founder, Advisor, Investor. Hans identifies opportunities and brings them to life. He brings over 20 years of startup leadership experience, including senior executive roles at Cardlytics, Centro, PointRoll and HearMe.

John Burbank

Strategic Advisor
John Burbank
Strategic Advisor
Highly accomplished corporate executive with broad global experience in consumer marketing, media, and retail. Mr. Burbank has worked with Nielsen, P&G, AT&T, TimeWarner, Walmart, Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent.

Jonathan Weiner

Strategic Advisor
Jonathan Weiner
Strategic Advisor
Venture-backed Fintech & Events Entrepreneur. Mr. Weiner is also an investor at $3 billion venture capital fund, Oak HC/FT & Angel Investor. Exits to Google (TxVia), Ascential (Money20/20), TSYS and Informa.

Anthony Moro

Strategic Advisor
Anthony Moro
Strategic Advisor
Senior financial services executive with 25 years of experience in global business development, strategy, operations, marketing and management. Anthony currently is President and Principal Executive Officer at ROX Financial.

Josh Struzziery

Strategic Advisor
Josh Struzziery
Strategic Advisor
Retired partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co and member of the Launchpad Venture Group. Josh focuses on venture investing, working with startups in data, consumer credit, financial services, digital manufacturing and video technology.

John Hendrick

Strategic Advisor
John Hendrick
Strategic Advisor
Effective communicator and consensus-builder with expertise in organizational development, and performance reporting systems. John has led business operations and global service delivery teams at AT&T, Samsung, BlackBerry and Comcast.

Scott Carcillo

Strategic Advisor
Scott Carcillo
Strategic Advisor
A leader with a great vision for the companies. Scott advises entrepreneurs to raise capital and has worked with companies such as Blankfactor, Virtual Leaders, Shift4 Payments and FreedomPay.

Rob Eyerkus

Strategic Advisor
Rob Eyerkus
Strategic Advisor
Highly accomplished technology sales and services executive, focused on driving adoption of technology investments. Rob brings extensive experience in enterprise sales, strategy, marketing, partner channel development and professional services.

Dee O'Malley

Strategic Advisor
Dee O'Malley
Strategic Advisor
Payment professional with more than 20 years of experience. Dee worked at Best Buy in senior positions in the Financial Services department and currently works with Merchant Advisory Group.

Marshall Lux

Strategic Advisor
Marshall Lux
Strategic Advisor
Consultant and financial services professional for over 30 years. Marshall began his career at McKinsey, worked with Chase and The Boston Consulting Group. He has extensive relationships with financial services and PE firms.

From Industry Leaders
across the globe

Banyan is thankful for the many angel investors
and institutions that have invested in and supported our
growth.

Technologies

Banyan uses fast, secure and compliant cloud services to securely connect with any business partner. Our flexible infrastructure has pre-existing integrations with most major data centers, and our lightweight API means we can quickly create new integrations to suit any use case.

From Industry Leaders across the globe

Banyan is thankful for the many angel investors and institutions that have invested in and supported our growth.