About Grow

Grow empowers financial institutions to deliver outstanding services through technology and data analytics

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200-1285 W Pender
Vancouver, BC
V6E 4B1

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Redefining Banking

When our CEO set up Grow in 2014, he didn’t want to simply improve the banking experience. He had a bigger, dreamy vision of giving banking a complete overhaul.

How?

Grow believes that using advanced technology and data analytics, we can truly reimagine role of banking in people’s lives, and shape them for the better.

We want to reduce people’s financial anxiety and help them achieve success – whatever that means to them – by empowering them to optimize their finances.

That means we give them the tools to not only understand what’s happening with their money, but how that effects what’s going on around them and their life decisions.

 

Enterprise Fintech

Rather than reaching out to people directly, we work with global financial institutions to create a cohesive and effective partnership that brings the best of us together for a completely optimized financial experience.

Our white labelled Grow Platform harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to build a new generation of data-driven banking products and services. And financial institutions bring customer-focused practices, established trust and deep industry experience so that we can serve people better than ever before.

Grow offers end-to-end digital banking solutions spanning retail and business banking, including account opening, lending, financial education and engagement, credit cards, mortgages, insurance and more. This also includes a host of API services covering digital compliance, fraud prevention, and advanced data analytics.

Sound good? We think so!

Hop aboard. Together, we can build the future of banking.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Kevin Sandhu

CEO

A lifelong entrepreneur and self taught programmer, Kevin started his first business at the age of eleven and has been a startup junkie ever since. After studying engineering and finance in university, Kevin spent a decade working in investment banking and private equity before being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug once again. Capitalizing on his extensive experience in engineering and finance, he founded Grow in 2014 with the aim of reinventing banking using cutting-edge technology and advanced data analytics.

Rudi Airisto

Chief of Staff

A strategic thinker with a bias for action, Rudi is passionate about using business and technology as means to solving complex, worthwhile real-world problems - in the case of Grow, helping people better understand and control their finances in order to lead the life they want. His prior adventures include management consulting at McKinsey, as well as strategy and business development leadership roles at Nokia, Recon Instruments, and Intel. Rudi holds a BA+MEng in Information Engineering from Cambridge University, and an MBA from INSEAD

Chris Payne

VP Finance

Chris began his career in London more than ten years ago as a Chartered Accountant. He has managed finance and accounting for major organizations, most recently Vancity and Central 1 Credit Union. He was inspired to join Grow by the company’s mission to help Canadians improve their financial well-being by spending more time living their lives and less time in bank lines.

Erhun Arkan

VP Engineering

An outstanding engineering executive with 25+ years of scaling up various global R&D organizations and launching a wide variety of innovative high tech products to market in Silicon Valley and abroad, including Texas Instruments, ST-Ericsson and Intel. Erhun joined Grow to lead engineering teams and tech strategy, excited to bring his vision of AI-powered insights for optimized decision-making to life

Matt Naish

VP Customers

Seasoned technology executive with 20+ years in software engineering, sales & marketing and customer experience. Mostly recently Matt was the head of sales & marketing for Vecima Network's IoT SaaS telematics business unit where he led sales & marketing, account management and product management teams. In addition, Matt has been a software engineer for Tantalus Communications, Environmental Criminology Research and Cisco Systems. Matt holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering and MBA, both from the University of British Columbia.

Jesse Penner

VP Product

With five years of startup and financial technology experience, and as one of Grow’s first team members, Jesse has helped nurture the Grow platform from its earliest days to its place at the forefront of software providers for Canada’s most innovative financial institutions. Self-taught in a variety of disciplines — from software engineering, to design, and statistics — Jesse helms the realization of Grow’s product vision to reinvent what banking can be.

Naseer Shaik

Director of Engineering

Naseer has over ten years of experience in a range of industries that includes hedge funds, investment banks, ecommerce and cloud startups. He also brings in diverse engineering experiences such as infrastructure engineering, algorithmic number crunching, end-to-end application development and security engineering. Always a startup enthusiast, he joined Grow to realize the dream of enriching financial well-being of Canadians.

Sonny Samra

Director of Growth

Sonny has over ten years experience in strategy and sales in various industries, combined with his entrepreneurial instincts, he thrives on enabling customers' progress to succeed. His passion for technology innovation, mixed with his core business values of integrity and trust made joining Grow a natural fit. Sonny holds an MBA from SFU’s Beedie School of Business.

Chantal Yeung

Director of Marketing

Chantal has lived and breathed marketing for the last eight years with an emphasis on tech and product. With a get ‘er done attitude and a love for solving problems, she brings a strategic, ROI driven approach to brand and content strategy, product branding and lead generation to ensure Grow’s ongoing success. With a firm belief that knowledge is power, Chantal joined Grow to revolutionize how people interact with their finances.

Marc-Alexandre Poirier

Legal Counsel

Marc is an seasoned business lawyer with broad experience working in leading law firms in Canada (Davies) and Hong Kong (Baker & McKenzie). In 2011, Marc started his own law practice serving technology and growth companies. As legal counsel, Marc is deeply involved in all aspects of Grow's business with a view to providing legal advice that is in line with strategic objectives. Marc has a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Université Laval (Québec City). He is qualified as a lawyer in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada.