Fintech technology provider The Floor has announced the appointment of Elisha Wiesel, son of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, as Chairman of its Board of Directors. In the role, Wiesel will help expand the company’s U.S. presence, help with strategic growth efforts, and drive partnership relations with banks and investors. He comes with more than 25 years of experience at Goldman Sachs, most recently serving as Chief Information Officer before his retirement.
“Coming from one of the most innovative, technology-forward banks in the world, I look forward to this next chapter in my professional capacity,” said Wiesel on his appointment. “I believe The Floor has transformative potential to impact the financial services industry. I’ve lived the problems that CIOs and CTOs face, and can say with confidence that The Floor’s ambition to leverage key decision-making data from a network of global banks will enable financial services institutions to solve a wide array of business challenges, accelerate time-to-market for new technology, and reduce costs.”
The Floor is a SaaS platform that leverages software and financial data to help banks optimize their existing solutions. It was co-founded by Avi Cohen, Moises Cohen, and Gil Devora who serve as CEO, Chief Banking Officer, and Chief Business Officer respectively.
“We are incredibly fortunate to welcome Elisha to the team, and thrilled to have an esteemed industry figure and one of the world’s top banking technology experts share in our vision of shaping the bank of the future,” said Avi Cohen. “Elisha’s wealth of knowledge and experience is invaluable, particularly at this stage in our growth. The addition to our leadership team comes at a pivotal time as Covid-19 has further accelerated the global banking industry’s need for innovative approaches to digital transformation in order to remain competitive and increase efficiency.”