Galileo powers North America’s leading fintechs—including Chime, KOHO, Robinhood, SoFi, Varo and many others—as well as the U.S.-based business of international powerhouses, such as Monzo, Paysafe, Revolut and TransferWise. Earlier this year, Galileo established offices in Mexico, where it is certified to support domestic issuers, and is now partnering with Mexican and Latin American fintech leaders.
Galileo’s commitment to removing complexity from payments has led to striking year-over-year success. During 2019, Galileo’s run rate topped 80 percent for the second straight year and first quarter 2020 growth exceeded 95 percent.
CEO of Galileo
Clay is the founder and CEO of Galileo, and the visionary behind its sophisticated global payment platform and APIs that set the industry standard for card issuing and digital banking.
Clay’s love of technology developed as a student while hunkered down in high school and university computer labs in his native Oregon. He launched his professional career developing communications and operating systems for Sperry, IBM and Novell. In 1994 Clay founded I-Link, which developed Voice Over IP and the first switchless voice network. As CEO, he took I-Link public and authored patents for VOIP.
With his wife, Clay founded The Galileo Foundation, providing opportunities for Galileo employees, clients and partners to engage with people worldwide who lack economic opportunity.
A dedicated humanitarian and environmentalist, Clay points to Galileo’s Core Values as the embodiment of what he believes as a business leader.
In-Country Manager, Mexico at Galileo
As in-country manager for Mexico, Tory Jackson is responsible for introducing Galileo’s robust APIs and deep payments experience to Mexico’s vibrant fintech community with the goal of collaborating to enable financial services innovations that benefit the Mexican people.
Tory’s broad remit draws on his more than 12 years at Galileo, during which time he became fluent in all facets of the company’s operation as a UX and product designer, and more recently as the lead in developing new geographic markets. His experience puts him at the intersection of consumer financial behavior, client operations and Galileo’s sophisticated API-based technology, which drives world-leading fintechs.
A graduate of the University of Utah, Tory speaks English and Spanish. He honed his Spanish speaking skills as a missionary for two years in Cuernavaca, Mexico and surrounding states. He continues his philanthropic endeavors as an active member of The Galileo Foundation, which works to empower those in economic need. His most recent experiences involved disaster relief and education projects in Peru and Nepal.
Tory resides with his wife and sons in Mexico City.
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