Financial Access

Partnerships Lead, Universal Access

San Francisco | Full-time

At Plaid, our mission is to unlock financial freedom for everyone.  There has never been a better time than now to start building the future of fintech with us. Plaid powers the tools millions of people rely on to live a healthier financial life. We work with thousands of companies like Venmo and SoFi, several of the Fortune 500, and many of the largest banks to make it easy for people to connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they want to use. Plaid’s network covers 11,000 financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam.

The Financial Access organization expands and enriches connections between Plaid and its partners to create a foundation for products that enable people to have healthier financial lives. When Plaid began, we focused on connecting with traditional institutions in the geographies where we operated. These connections enabled people to easily find and link their financial institution to the fintech apps and services they desired. As consumer adoption of fintech has exploded, people increasingly want to connect their financial accounts to other digital financial services. 

Plaid is looking for a Partnerships leader for our Universal Data Access initiative. This person will lead the team that works to ensure people can connect all types of accounts - from neobanks to crypto to credit unions and beyond - to the services they want to use.

As a member of the Financial Access leadership team, you will play a key role in shaping Plaid’s strategy and position in the industry, identify and implement features that expedite the digital roadmaps of partners, and help shape Plaid’s open finance strategy. 

In this position, you will collaborate most closely with the leaders of Plaid’s Product, Engineering and Marketing teams. If defining the future of open finance is interesting to you, let’s chat! 

What excites you

  • Being a champion for consumer data rights and access to financial services 
  • Building the future of open finance and the next phase of Plaid 
  • Helping teams accelerate around nascent initiatives as new learnings develop
  • Collaborating in a highly cross-functional environment that feels different each day
  • Working at the nexus of new products and partnerships 

What excites us

  • Strategic thinkers who use industry-wide insights to inform partnerships and products
  • Co-conspirators who work well with other leaders to develop new approachesExperienced leaders with a track record of scaling high performing partner-facing teams
  • Operators with an ability to clarify, prioritize, and execute in a nebulous space
  • Low ego and high credibility
Plaid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion or religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, military or veteran status, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Plaid is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance with your application or interviews due to a disability, please let us know at
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