Green Dot appointed Dan Henry CEO and president. Henry will join the board of directors as well. He succeeds William I. Jacobs, who has served as interim CEO since January. Jacobs will remain board chair, a position he has held since 2016. J. Christopher Brewster, who has served as interim president since January 2020, will transition to his role as board member and chair of the audit committee.
“I am honored to join Green Dot and look forward to working with the company’s many talented team members to continue driving the mission of transforming the financial services industry through powerful partnerships and innovative products and services,” Henry said. “I see significant potential to build upon Green Dot’s solid foundation that combines its bank charter with its market-leading banking as a service FinTech platform.”
Dan Henry previously served as CEO of Netspend, a provider of prepaid debit cards for personal and commercial use, from 2008 to 2014. In 2010, Henry led Netspend through its initial public offering, and in July 2013 completed an all cash sale of the company to TSYS Corporation valued at $1.4 billion.
Prior to Netspend, Henry co-founded Euronet Worldwide, a provider of secure electronic financial transaction processing. Henry served as president and chief operations officer at Euronet until the end of 2006, and remained on its board until 2008. Since 2018, Henry has been chairman of Paysign, a provider of prepaid card programs, digital banking and processing services for corporate, consumer and government application. Since 2017, he also has been a director of The Brink’s Company, a provider of total cash management, route-based secure logistics and payment solutions.
“Dan is a highly regarded leader and accomplished executive with operational expertise and over two decades of deep experience in the FinTech space. He is also an innovator who has spearheaded, built and operated two publicly-traded payments companies,” Jacobs said. “The board and management team are confident Dan is the perfect candidate to lead Green Dot into its next chapter and we want to thank our consultants and other stakeholders, including Starboard Value LP, for their support and guidance during our search process. We could not be more excited to welcome Dan to the Green Dot family.”
Green Dot is a financial technology and bank holding company.