Jeff Hindle was the managing director of Finance and Commerce at MaRS. He has a background managing product development and innovation in more than 30 countries and has spent more than 20 years driving innovation in financial services, technology and telecommunications. Prior to MaRS, Jeff was global principal at MasterCard International where he provided thought leadership in areas such as digital financial services and financial inclusion, security and digital identity, as well as international strategy. Jeff has also founded three startups, most recently a venture that offers alternative lending to small businesses in Canada and around the world. In 2010, he led a team at Scotiabank developing and launching a mobile wallet program that facilitated aid distribution following the earthquake in Haiti. The program eventually became the biggest mobile savings and payments service in the country.