Faculty: Mike Storiale
Program: Digital Innovation for FinTech
Course: RDFT 101 The New Economy: Global Disruption and the Emergence of FinTech
Education: University of Hartford, M.B.A.
Bio: Mike Storiale is AVP, Innovation Development for Synchrony, the largest provider of private label and co-brand credit cards in the country. At Synchrony, Mike focuses on building the future of technology for their clients and cardholders. Prior to Synchrony, Mike was VP, Digital Banking Manager for Guilford Savings Bank in CT where he developed, implemented and managed all customer-facing technology. His responsibilities spanned the Bank’s digital properties, including online and mobile banking, digital acquisition channels, the corporate Website, voice response unit and the call center. Mike received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Hartford, and his undergraduate degree in Business with a concentration in International Business and Marketing from Wagner College in New York.
Why is this course important or valuable to a FinTech student?
This course will give FinTech students a robust understanding of traditional banking and finance, as well as the major events that got us here. We pair that with exploration of the emerging and disruptive environments, bringing it all together to help students learn how to build competitive FinTech product strategies.
Why do you enjoy teaching this course?
This course changes every year, and the environment of FinTech is evolving so quickly that students are often learning things that are happening in real time.
Anything else you would like to share with a student interested in enrolling in the course?
This course will help you learn how to think strategically about building new products, and is an exciting way to grow in the FinTech industry.
For more information on the Digital Innovation for FinTech or other online master’s degrees available at GPS, please visit brandeis.edu/gps.
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