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Press Release

Lead Bank Appoints Three New Board Members

KANSAS CITY, January 17, 2024 – Today Lead Bank announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Dan Crumb, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President of the Kansas City Chiefs; Ayo Omojola, Chief Product Officer of Carbon Health; and Katie Rizzo, a banking and financial services attorney.

“It is rare to find a leader with multinational business experience and also deep local market knowledge,” said Jacqueline Reses, Chair and CEO of Lead Bank. “Fortunately for us, in Dan, Ayo, and Katie, we’ve found three. I’m so pleased to welcome them to our board.”

Lead Bank is a state chartered bank with a banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform for builders and innovators. Lead brings decades of experience navigating complex banking regulations and developing modern technology to offer banking products and services that help partners scale with compliance and creativity. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and serving clients online across the U.S., Lead Bank is also a full service bank offering Business banking and Personal banking services.

More information on Lead Bank’s new board members:

Dan Crumb

Dan Crumb was named Chief Financial Officer of the Kansas City Chiefs on September 17, 2010, and added the title of Executive Vice President in March 2021. He enters his 14th season in the National Football League in 2023, working with Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and President Mark Donovan in directing the club’s financial operations and supporting the team’s business operations. Since joining the Chiefs, Crumb has been instrumental in instituting changes that have improved the team’s business performance and efficiency, including the development of the team’s business intelligence, strategy and data analytics capabilities, while also strengthening business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Crumb worked for the New Orleans Hornets of the National Basketball Association as the team’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During his time with the Hornets, he led the club’s finance, human resources and information technology departments. He oversaw the transition of the finance department from Oklahoma City to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. In addition to financial leadership, Crumb was responsible for compliance with league standards and policies. Before joining the Hornets, Crumb served as the Chief Financial Officer of Abita Springs Water Company, Inc. Crumb began his professional career at KPMG, an international audit, tax and advisory firm.

Crumb is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received his B.S. in Finance from the University of New Orleans, and his M.B.A. from Tulane University.

Ayo Omojola

Mr. Omojola is an executive and technology entrepreneur; angel investor, and has been the Chief Product Officer of Carbon Health since August 2022. Carbon Health is a modern health provider that provides urgent and primary care for easier everyday health. 

Mr. Omojola has been an investor or advisor in several dozen technology startups, including companies like Faire, Mercury, Alloy, Lithic and Pinwheel. In July 2022, he joined as independent board director for Pinwheel, a leading payroll connectivity API company used by the biggest financial institutions to securely update direct deposits and access income and employment data. 

Mr Omojola was the founding product lead on the banking team for Cash App at Square. He co- created the Cash Card and scaled it as one of the fastest growing card programs in history, and a  nine-figure revenue line for Cash App (and one of Square’s fastest growing products). Before Cash App, he founded Hipmob (YCombinator W12). Hipmob’s in-app messaging solution was used by leading companies like Rackspace and Samsung SmartThings. As founder/CEO, he built and scaled Hipmob across product, design, sales & marketing. Hipmob was acquired by in 2017.

Ayo holds a B.A. and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Katie Rizzo

With over two decades of legal experience in the banking and financial services industry, Katie has a keen understanding of regulatory compliance and extensive experience dealing with federal and state banking regulators. Her career highlights include over twenty years in the banking and financial services group at Stinson LLP, a national law firm, and two and a half years of in-house experience as senior counsel at NYDIG, a bitcoin financial services and infrastructure firm. 

Katie has a strong substantive knowledge of the key federal and state statutes and regulations governing the financial services industry. Her specific areas of focus include: FinTech-bank partnerships, compliance with federal and state consumer protection laws and regulations, and the development and documentation of new financial services products. 

Katie holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A from Truman State University. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri.

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