Our Team

Peter Renton

Chairman

Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech.

Fintech Nexus conducts three conferences a year for the leading fintech markets of the USA, Europe, and Latin America. Fintech Nexus also provides cutting-edge content all year long via audio, video, and written channels.

Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010, and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series.

Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

Todd Anderson

Chief Product Officer

Todd Anderson is the Chief Product Officer of LendIt Fintech, the largest media, and events company dedicated to innovation in lending and digital banking.

He is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists.

He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences.

He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry

Emily Donato

Content Marketing and Community Manager

Emily is the Content Marketing and Community Manager at Fintech Nexus.

Emily is responsible for promoting Fintech Nexus digital content (including news, podcasts, webinars, and white papers) across all channels. Emily is the architect responsible for building and engaging the Fintech Nexus community.

Emily was a part of the Zimmerman Advertising Program at the University of South Florida. She graduated in 2019, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Advertising.

John K. White

Editor

John has been in the communications industry since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College in Winnipeg in 1992.

He launched one of Canada’s first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to a long stint as a digital editor with the Winnipeg Free Press. A similar gig followed at the Edmonton Journal.

In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as the managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the other co-founders of Bankless Media Inc. completed their sale and exit in August of 2021.

Isabelle Castro

Reporter

Isabelle is a creative project manager and freelance journalist with a BA Honours Degree in Architecture and a MA in Photography and Visual Media.

With over five years in the art and design sector, Isabelle has worked on various projects, writing for real estate development magazines and design websites, and project managing art industry initiatives. She has directed independent documentaries on artists and the esports sector and assisted in producing BBC Two’s Venice Biennale: Britain’s New Voices. 

Isabelle’s interest in fintech comes from a yearning to understand the rapid digitalization of society and the potential it holds for our future, a topic she has addressed many times during her academic pursuits and journalistic career.

Jorge C. Carrasco

Contributor

Jorge C. Carrasco is a Cuban journalist and writer based in Brazil. He has contributed to several publications, such as Foreign Policy, The Spectator Australia, Estadão, Época, Washington Examiner, and Quillette.

David Feliba

Contributor

David Feliba is a Latin American business journalist with expertise in capital markets, banking, and financial technology. His work includes interviews with top executives and policymakers in the region and coverage of banking and fintech trends.

He has reported from multiple countries across the Americas and has covered conferences both locally and abroad. Over the past years, his features have been frequently published in leading local and international news outlets. Some of it can be read at his personal site. He lives in Buenos Aires.

Ricquel Newman

Contributor

Ricquel Newman is a freelance journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior she was a past journalist for the award-winning consumer news unit, “Seven On Your Side” at ABC7 News in San Francisco. During her 15-year career with ABC News, she produced, managed, and handled all social media for the department. A two-time Emmy Nominee for undercover investigations and light news story features. She is a past radio producer for The Costa Report, a nationally syndicated radio show. Ricquel has a strong passion for news, writing, and creating. She also started her own PR Company at one point. She studied Radio and Television with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism at San Francisco State University.

Tony Zerucha

Contributor

Tony Zerucha is a long-time contributor in the fintech and alt-fi spaces. A two-time LendIt Journalist of the Year nominee and winner in 2018, Tony has written more than 2,000 original articles on the blockchain, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, and emerging technologies over the past seven years. He has hosted panels at LendIt, the CfPA Summit, and DECENT’s Unchained, a blockchain exposition in Hong Kong.