Former CIO of the CFPB and FinTech Entrepreneur Joins FinMkt’s Advisory Board

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New York City-based FinMkt, a leading provider of marketplace technology solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the addition of Tim Duncan, a seasoned financial technology entrepreneur and innovative leader, to its Advisory Board. Tim brings an impressive roster of experience, including serving on the executive launch team for the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as its Head of Technology and CIO. Tim will advise FinMkt’s management team on strategy and product development

Tim’s expertise and experience combine technology, finance, and law. In the late 1990s, he founded a startup that pioneered the use of the Internet to deliver market data, research, and news to senior executives, analysts, and investment managers, and later sold the company to Thomson Reuters. He then served as President of Thomson Interactive, where he was responsible for leading the digital transformation of the $5 billion global data and information company and spearheaded the initial design and development of ThomsonOne, a digital platform that generated hundreds of millions in revenue.

Tim then served as a government and public policy advisor, working closely with then Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. He also founded and led the American Business Leaders for Financial Reform in support of the Dodd–Frank Act and worked closely with Elizabeth Warren on strategic outreach and communication to the business community. Tim participated in the review, drafting, and negotiation sessions on the text of Dodd–Frank legislation and was present when President Obama signed the Dodd–Frank Act into law.

Tim was recruited by Elizabeth Warren, then Special Assistant to the President of the United States, to join the executive team tasked with launching the CFPB on time and on budget. As Head of Technology and CIO, Tim led technology strategy, planning, and implementation for this inaugural federal agency in the digital age with a budget of $500 million. Under his leadership, the agency implemented an agile, lean process to document, budget, approve, and prioritize technology projects and also became the first federal agency to utilize scalable commercial cloud services while increasing staff from 50 to 500 in an 18-month period.

Tim’s most recent endeavor has been as recipient of a Ford Foundation grant to develop and launch a national social impact project enabling low- and moderate-income families to practice better financial decision-making toward homeownership.

Commenting on Tim’s impressive record as an entrepreneur, technologist, and innovative leader, FinMkt CEO Luan Cox stated: “ We are thrilled to have Tim join the team. His deep passion and experience for fintech and the online lending space will help FinMkt continue our rapid growth .“

About FinMkt

With offices in New York City and Hyderabad, FinMkt provides best-in-class, customizable online marketplace technology for the global financial services industry. We help organizations rapidly deploy marketplace solutions in a timely, cost-efficient manner while ensuring the highest quality technology and client support. From customer acquisition to product matching to tracking and reporting, our secure, patent-pending technology solutions are the gold standard of the financial marketplace ecosystem. FinMkt’s industry-leading platform and applications drive innovation, accelerate processes, and expand opportunities for growth in the financial services arena. For more information, please visit us at or email us at

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