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Bradley Leimer

Founder at Unconventional Ventures

San Francisco , United States


Bradley Leimer is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. Anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.

Bradley is the author of Beyond Good (Kogan Page, 2021). When we think of global corporations and business in general, do we feel pride in how we do things? Are we doing enough, given the undeniable reality of global climate change and the inequality faced by millions of people every day? Beyond Good is a call to arms for business leaders to recognize how they can do well by doing good. More information is available at

As the former Head of Innovation and Fintech Strategy at Santander U.S., his team connected the bank to the fintech ecosystem and served as an observatory for the global organization for trends originating in the U.S. that have potential to expand and accelerate globally. He adds additional perspective leading marketing and technology teams and projects within the bank and credit union industry and from a decade driving database marketing and analytic programs.

Bradley writes and speaks about banking and technology trends, and advises corporates, startups, accelerators and key industry conferences in the financial services space (see Volunteer section).


I play in the intersection between technology and human behavior. My mantra is simply to help make banking better. I do this by evangelizing engagement banking strategies, which can be best described as a marketing, sales, and service model that deploys technology to achieve both customer intimacy and scale. A critical component of these efforts is understanding customer behavior and predicting how it will eventually impact banking's evolving business model.

We don’t design or learn in a box. I continually learn from (and hopefully contribute to) the growing community of fintech innovators and disruptors. I act as a catalyst to help lead the adaptation to rapidly changing environments. To drive organizational agility, you need to foster curiosity, debate, a cycle of test and learn, and the occasional corporate rebellion.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: San Francisco, CA
Speaking Topics: Banking, Fintech, Technology

Bradley Leimer Points
Academic 0
Author 0
Influencer 487
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 487

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Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 25

Areas of Expertise

Big Data
Business Continuity
Business Strategy
Change Management
Customer Experience
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation
Diversity and Inclusion
Emerging Technology
Future of Work
Lean Startup
Open Innovation
Project Management

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Consumer Products
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services




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