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.