Tripp Rackley – CEO, Kenzie Lane Innovation

Accomplished and distinguished entrepreneur, Tripp Rackley, will receive the FinTech Lifetime Achievement Award during FinTech South, the Southeast’s largest event dedicated to financial innovation. Nominated by previous recipients of this distinction, Rackley was selected for his impressive career building and growing successful businesses.

During his more than 25-year career, Rackley founded multiple companies, driving leadership, strategy, vision and direction. Beginning in 1995, he launched his first company, nFront, Inc., the pioneer of internet banking, taking it public four years later.  In 2005, Rackley again pushed the boundaries of financial services, technology and innovation by founding Firethorn, the first mobile payments company. Establishing partnerships with the two largest carriers, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, to deliver mobile payments to the consumer market, Firethorn was acquired by Qualcomm in 2007.