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Steve McLaughlin

Founder / CEO / Managing Partner, FT Partners


Steve McLaughlin is the Founder and CEO of FT Partners and former senior banker at Goldman Sachs covering FinTech and Financial Services for over 20 years.  Steve was recently named 2015 “Investment Banker of the Year”,ranked #2 Investment Banker in Silicon Valley by The Information and #4 on Institutional Investor’s “Online Finance 35” list of most influential people in FinTech.  FT Partners was founded in late 2001 and has won “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” three time since 2004 and Steve has been named “Dealmaker of the Year” four times, most recently in 2015.  Steve has personally led and closed hundreds of FinTech transactions including Heartland’s recent $4.3B sale to Global Payments.