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Matt Oppenheimer is Cofounder and CEO of Remitly, the largest independent digital money transmitter in the US, whose vision is to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial services on the planet. Founded in 2011, Remitly is a mobile-first payments service that enables consumers to reliably and conveniently complete person-to-person international money transfers. The Seattle-based startup has expanded its global reach to 16 send countries and more than 50 receive countries. Remitly’s customer-centric approach led to the recent launch of a second product offering called Passbook, a digital specifically designed for immigrants. Remitly has grown to more than 1,000 employees across eight offices worldwide and has served more than two million customers to date. Prior to Remitly, Matt was Entrepreneur in Residence with Highway 12 Ventures. He formerly worked for Barclays Bank first in London and then Nairobi, Kenya where he oversaw mobile and internet banking initiatives. He serves BECU on the Board of Directors, Finance and Risk Committee, Digital Committee and Governance Committee. He previously sat on the boards of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and of Advocates for Youth. Matt has been recognized as Planned Parenthood International Youth Volunteer of the Year, 2001; Barclays People's Choice Award, 2011; Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, 2014; and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2016. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is a former member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Matt completed his BA in psychology from Dartmouth College, 2005, and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2009. He is a member of the 2020 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.