Our Team

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Jehan Luth

Founder & CEO
Jehan Luth
Founder & CEO
Jehan has a unique background that combines Computer Science, Public Health Epidemiology, and Privacy Law. He identified the glaring gap in verifiable receipt data, and built Banyan to enable merchants and banks to deliver personalized services to their customers.

David Toothaker

Chief Customer Officer
David Toothaker
Chief Customer Officer
David is the former GM of Global Strategic Partnerships at Nielsen, where he led teams across client development, business process improvement, and business model transformation. He is an accomplished global leader for high-change, growth-oriented enterprises.

Wil Schobeiri

Chief Technology Officer
Wil Schobeiri
Chief Technology Officer
Wil brings over 15 years of technology, product management, data science, and leadership experience to Banyan, including CTO and CPO roles at MediaMath and Revantage (a Blackstone company). He delivers a deep understanding of scaled infrastructure.

Michael Budde

Chief Financial Officer
Michael Budde
Chief Financial Officer
Michael is the former CFO of Nielsen Sports, and was Nielsen's Global Technology Data Science & Investments Finance Leader. He brings valuable experience leading global teams and more than a decade working with Big Data. "

Josh Gaffney

Chief Privacy Officer & General Counsel
Josh Gaffney
Chief Privacy Officer & General Counsel
Josh brings a passion for problem solving and a wealth of experience across the financial services ecosystem spanning 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
Andrea brings more than 20 years of financial services product management, product development, digital transformation and marketing expertise, and is passionate about building and leading high performing teams. She joined Banyan from Mastercard Worldwide and has held board positions with the U.S. Faster Payments Council and the not-for-profit Girls Inc., Westchester.

Mike Grillo

Chief Strategy Officer
Mike Grillo
Chief Strategy Officer
Mike is a payments industry veteran with 20 years’ experience in sales, business development, strategy, marketing, analytics, and change management. Mike's career experience ranges from companies both large (American Express and Visa) and small (Argus, First Manhattan Consulting Group).

Mike Minelli

Sales & Partnerships
Mike Minelli
Sales & Partnerships
Mike joined Banyan after a decade at Mastercard, most recently he was a Senior Principal heading up Data and Services. During his tenure he oversaw sales, strategy, partnerships, and go-to-market plans within fintech, ecommerce, technology, media, and services sectors. Prior to Mastercard, Mike held several sales leadership roles at SAS.

Parker Noren

Strategy
Parker Noren
Strategy
Parker is a former Head of Corporate Strategy at MediaMath. He brings over a decade of technology and consulting experience. During his tenure at Nielsen he helped improve how CPG companies identified, developed, and launched new products.

Rachel Sonenshine

Sales & Partnerships
Rachel Sonenshine
Sales & Partnerships
Rachel is deeply committed to her clients, and has spent the last 20 years of her career in advertising sales and management with Google and Cardlytics, focusing primarily on large retailer relationships.

Kara Sheesley

Customer Success
Kara Sheesley
Customer Success
Kara uses her strategic customer focus and team building skills to deliver sustainable business impact, which she has done in CPG brand management, retail merchandising, sales, and client service at companies like Clorox, Target and Nielsen.

Graeme Robertson

Sales & Partnerships
Graeme Robertson
Sales & Partnerships
Graeme has been ‘solution selling’ to retailers for the last 20 years, most recently with Cardlytics, and prior to that, a mobile app start-up in Philadelphia called SnipSnap, which was acquired by Slyce. "

Rachel Gavazzi

Product
Rachel Gavazzi
Product
Rachel has significant product management experience in industries using massive data sets in SaaS settings. She has worked in the advertising technology space with both Avenue A | Razorfish, and MediaMath.

Ben Pulver

Operations
Ben Pulver
Operations
Ben has an extensive background in engineering and operations. He is a proponent of operational efficiency and quality processes, and has spent time as an industrial engineer at UPS, and on the global quality team at Ciena. He holds an MBA from Saint Joseph's University.

Stephen Marano

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

Maria Arias

Marketing
Maria Arias
Marketing
Maria’s experience covers both B2B and B2C, including with WebMD, L'Oreal, JP Morgan Chase, and Havas Formula. She has created successful GTM and growth strategies for domestic and international brands, and she holds an EMBA from Pace University.

Chris George

Technology
Chris George
Technology
Chris has experience developing, implementing, marketing, and selling data science and consumer analytics products and solutions, with prior experience scaling from seed-stage to Series B at Civis Analytics. He's a recent MBA graduate from Chicago Booth.

Duncan McGreggor

Technology
Duncan McGreggor
Technology
Duncan has more than a quarter-century of computer programming experience, specializing in software design, distributed systems architecture, software engineering, and more. Organizations he has worked with include AT&T, PBS, NASA, Canonical (Ubuntu), and MediaMath.

Salvatore Borruso

Operations
Salvatore Borruso
Operations
Sal brings diverse experience from a career that spans human resource admin and service delivery with Bell Labs/AT&T, CIO operational support at Lucent Technologies (Nokia), and business analysis and web development project management with MetLife.

Jacob Deal

Technology
Jacob Deal
Technology
Jacob started his career as a software developer, accidently, after initially studying physics at NCSU where he discovered he enjoyed programming more than academics. He then pivoted into the software industry, teaching himself Go and the tools of the trade along the way. He now works primarily on distributed backend services at scale.

Billy Hand

Technology
Billy Hand
Technology
Billy has worked with a range of technology leaders including Walmart, MediaMath, and Expo. His expertise includes adtech, SaaS businesses, and engineering challenges involving large data sets.

Mary Piverger

Executive Assistant
Mary Piverger
Executive Assistant
Mary left her teacher tenure to take on an Executive Assistant position at MediaMath. She now has 7 years of EA experience and is eager to breakinto the Fintech industry at Banyan.

Ivan Canales

Technology
Ivan Canales
Technology
Ivan is an experienced Full Stack, Web, and Mobile Application developer. Prior to joining Banyan, Ivan worked as a Web Developer for Sandals and Beaches Resorts.