Jack Markwalter

Founder, Viva Finance

Jack Markwalter is a Co-Founder and the CEO of Viva Finance, an employee benefits company helping employers to improve the financial wellbeing of their employees. Viva’s mission is to create a more inclusive financial system through the offering of quick and affordable financing solutions to employees of partner employers as well as offering financial education through its non-profit partners.

Prior to co-founding Viva Finance in 2019, Jack worked as a Senior Analyst at Third Lake Capital, a Single Family Office for a Forbes 400 family. During his time at Third Lake Capital, Jack had the opportunity to work on transactions in the furniture and consumer finance industries as well as executing on a number of real estate and private debt transactions. On the operating side, Jack was responsible for the oversight of a consumer finance company with over $100 million in receivables and worked alongside senior management on a daily basis. Jack attended the University of Notre Dame from 2013 to 2017. While at Notre Dame, Jack served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jubilee Initiative for Financial Inclusion ( JIFFI), a non-profit run entirely by students that offered an alternative form of credit to payday loans in the South Bend community. During his time as CEO of JIFFI, Jack spear- headed the development of JIFFI’s Financial Empowerment Program, a six-step financial education program that was taught through various non-profit partners in the South Bend community.

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