CEO, FinTech School
San Francisco, CA
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Tulane University
Cryptocurrency, Fintech, General Business, Personal Finance, Investing
- Member of the Investopedia Financial Review Board
- FinTech entrepreneurship and innovation advisor and consultant
- He has taught crypto, blockchain, and FinTech at Cornell since 2019 and at MIT and Wharton since 2021
- Former Wall Street Executive (Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch)
Amilcar is currently the CEO of FinTech School, a company focused on providing FinTech and Blockchain learning solutions to financial institutions, governments, regulators, and universities.
Prior to founding the school, Amilcar was the Co-Founder and CEO of FundPaaS, a funding platform as a service servicing SMBs and holder of one of the few equity crowdfunding licenses in the US. Amilcar has also run a boutique management consulting firm focused on financial innovation which led a major FinTech player to launch the world’s first Wealth Management Cloud, a robust set of Apps and APIs that power robo advisors and Digital Wealth Management Platforms.
In 2013, Amilcar led a venture-backed startup to launch the leading payments and compliance engine for crowdfunding portals and as the product's general manager, he increased client growth by 300%. Earlier in his FinTech career, Amilcar founded and led BuckSprout, a FinTech company focused on automating the financial advisory process and one of the earliest digital financial advisors. Amilcar serves as a mentor, advisor, and board member of several FinTech companies including Apple Pie Capital, CommonBond, Hackers & Founders, and Plug n Play.
Amilcar has previously held various roles on Wall Street within senior management in trading and risk management technology, trading operations, and finance and investment analytics at Tier 1 investment banks like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch. As a financial advisor, Amilcar built relationships with High Net Worth Individuals and managed $20MM in assets.
Amilcar holds a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering (honors) and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management & Innovation. Amilcar previously held series 7, 31, 63, and 65 securities licenses.
Quote from Amilcar Chavarria
"Who you work for does not define who you are. You do that." - Amilcar Chavarria