Leadership Journey: From Legacy Bank to Fintech Foundry


Rakefet Russak-Aminoach-Team8

FEATURING: Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, managing partner at Team8

I’m joined on the Banking Transformed podcast by Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, a trailblazer in digital banking innovation. Rakefet led the transformation of Bank Leumi into Israel’s most profitable and forward-thinking bank before becoming a managing partner at Team8, a fintech foundry.

We explore her transition from traditional bank to Team8 and delve into the unique foundry model that drives its mission of innovation and growth.

Rakefet sheds light on the strategies that enable fintech firms to navigate changing funding dynamics and balance innovation and stability. Her insights offer a perspective on the intersection of established banking wisdom and the nimbleness of startups.

Additionally, Rakefet’s dedication to diversity, gender equality and empowerment takes center stage as we discuss her contributions to fostering a more inclusive fintech industry.

About the Banking Transformed Podcast

In each Banking Transformed podcast, host Jim Marous has candid conversations with the world’s foremost leaders on what it takes to transform financial institutions during an age of digital disruption. His guests discuss technology, channels, innovation, customer experience, leadership, culture and competitive forces that are changing the banking industry faster than ever before.


Jim Marous Profile PictureNamed as one of the most influential people in banking, Jim Marous is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and CEO of the Digital Banking Report. The Digital Banking Report is a subscription-based publication that provides deep insights into the digitization of banking, with over 150 reports in the digital archive available to subscribers.

As a sought after keynote speaker, author and recognized authority on disruption in the financial services industry, Marous has been featured by CNBC and CNN, Cheddar, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The American Banker and has spoken to audiences worldwide. Jim has also advised the White House on banking policy.

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