SixThirty is led by a team of seasoned serial entrepreneurs, angel investors, and startup champions.
Atul has 25 years of experience in Financial Services. Most recently, he was Head of Advice for Wells Fargo Advisors, where he oversaw investments and advice quality. In previous roles, he was President of Wells’ clearing business, First Clearing, and Partner with Booz & Co.
Brian Matthews is a General Partner at Cultivation Capital, a Founding Partner of SixThirty, and a founder of River City Internet Group. Brian is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded and assisted in the sale of numerous technology companies.
Peter Benoist Sr.
Peter Benoist recently retired as CEO of Enterprise Financial Services Corp, a banking and wealth management company. Prior to being named CEO, Peter was Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board of EFSC and Chairman & CEO of its principal subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust Company. Prior to Enterprise, Peter was Executive Director of Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance.
Tim has over 25 years of real estate and real estate finance experience. He served as the Co-Founder/President of Lenders One, the 4th largest U.S. retail mortgage platform.
In 2009, Jim co-founded Square, one of the fastest growing payments technology companies in the U.S. Jim’s first venture was co-founding Mira Digital Publishing in 1990, which is a leader in electronic publishing for scientific conferences. Jim is an advisor to several startups including Kabbage and LockerDome.
The St. Louis Regional Chamber has been a part of SixThirty since our founding in 2013. The Chamber delivers economic development solutions to existing businesses to help them fund, run and grow their enterprises within the St. Louis region.
Joel has over 8 years of financial services experience. Prior to joining the SixThirty team, Joel worked for Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting where he advised institutional investors on a wide range of topics.
Director of Corporate Partnerships
Molly joins SixThirty with over seven years of financial services experience, including over five years managing key relationships at Edward Jones. There, she had responsibility for leading and developing relationships with premier asset managers and insurance companies.
Regional Manager, EMEA
Samarth formerly co-founded the FinTech Forum which he grew to become Europe’s largest FinTech network of startups and investors. Samarth also founded Techfluence, an award-winning research and corporate development boutique at the intersection of Startups, Venture Capital and Financial Services.
Director of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer
Tyler joins SixThirty with over six years of collective experience at national law firm, Polsinelli, and international law firm, Bryan Cave. At Polsinelli, he represented early stage companies and venture capital firms in various security offerings and investments. At Bryan Cave, he focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions.
Chisom is a Venture for America alumnus and former Due Diligence Analyst for Cultivation Capital. Prior to joining the SixThirty team, Chisom was the Digital Marketing Manager for TopOPPS, a fast-growing St. Louis-based startup.
Jin is a 2018 Venture for America fellow who graduated from UC Davis with degrees in Economics/International Relations. She’s worked for the US Treasury and Accenture, and she has been published by the Congressional Black Caucus for her work on the underbanked/credit invisible.
Chandler is a 2018 Washington University in St. Louis graduate. There he launched his first company, worked as an intern at St. Louis based venture capital fund iSelect, and served as director of the WashU Tech Entrepreneurs Venture Capital Speaker Series. After graduation and prior to working at SixThirty, Chandler founded and sold his software company, The Moves, to Atlanta-based security company Wright Enterprises.
Advisor | Payments
Doug serves as an advisor to various start-up across the country, assisting with Marketing & Operations. In his previous role, Doug served as the President at Assembly Payments (formerly PromisePay) where he led Business Development and Marketing for the North American operation. Doug previously was Chief Revenue Officer for PYMNTS.com, and prior to that held numerous product and partnership development roles at Discover Financial Services.
Advisor | Global Initiatives
Ryan Dolan is a SixThirty Advisor that specializes in Global Initiatives. Before joining SixThirty, Ryan was a Research & Strategy specialist with the Plaza Advisory Group, a St. Louis-based advisory group that specializes in Retirement Planning, Legacy Building, Risk Management, and Wealth Management. Ryan also sat on the Technology Council and the Digital Advice Council for Advisor Group, a network of independent broker-dealers with more than 5000 advisors.
Advisor | Technology Infrastructure
Bryan has over 10 years of Information Technology experience. He has served as the Vice President of Technology for TALX, a technology provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions, as well as the CTO for Equifax. Bryan now serves as the CTO for FinLocker and as SixThirty’s Advisor of Technology Infrastructure.
With 15+ years of experience, Scott runs the FinTech & Innovation Practice for financial services firm, Detalus. Formerly based out of Hong Kong & New York, he also has served as Global Head of Fixed Income for investment banking software company, Dealogic and as Managing Director for boutique leadership training company, Bacharach Leadership Group.