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Buckle’s CFO and COO Joins Panel at Fintech South 2021

Kristi Matus provides insights on latest industry trends to diverse fintech community at Fintech South on June 22-24, 2021

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — June 17, 2021 — Kristi Matus, CFO and COO of Buckle, an inclusive tech-enabled financial services company, is speaking on the panel, “How InsurTech Innovators Are Powering Financial Access, Independence, and Resilience,” at Fintech South, taking place on Tuesday, June 22 – Thursday, June 24, 2021, both virtually and in Atlanta, Georgia. Hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the event is the largest financial technology gathering in the Southeast with more than 2,000 attendees from 20 countries.

WHAT: Buckle’s Kristi Matus Speaking at Fintech South 2021

WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 4:20 p.m. EDT


Kristi is joined on the panel with Jeff Merkel, co-founder and Head of Business Development at Ladder Life. Erin Schilling, Technology Reporter at Atlanta Inno, is moderating.

Kristi utilizes 30 years of experience to help Buckle transform finance and insurance to support the exploding U.S. gig economy. Throughout her career, she has always sought opportunities where there is a genuine drive to create the asset of long-term economic value for shareholders while building a legacy of delighting customers.

Previously, Kristi served USAA for nearly a decade, as CFO, President of Life Insurance and Investment Services, and as President of the Life Insurance Company. She was also Executive VP and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at athenahealth, Inc. and Executive VP and Head of the Government Services Segment at Aetna, Inc. Kristi currently serves on the boards of Cerence (CRNC), Equitable (EQH), and Alliance Bernstein (AB). She has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Fintech South’s diverse community includes incumbents and emerging startups from banking, payments, commerce, wealth management, insurance, and more. For more information on the event, go to:

About Buckle

Buckle is the inclusive, digital financial services company serving the emerging middle class and providers to the gig economy. Using a portfolio of technologies and data sources, Buckle provides insurance and credit products to those who earn less than the average American wage and are subsequently penalized for having poor or no credit. Connect with Buckle on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit

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