Jodi Golinsky serves as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of FS Card Inc. She is also the Secretary of FS Card's Board Directors and a Partner at Fenway Summer, LLC, which seeded FS Card at its earliest stage of development. FS Card has helped create and launch the Build Card© credit, which is a bank-issued credit card that serves the needs of consumers who have typically used high-cost alternatives to credit.
Jodi has worked in-house in financial services for fifteen years and has extensive regulatory, policy and corporate experience in consumer finance with particular expertise in payments, lending, and credit.
Prior to joining FS Card Inc., Jodi was the Deputy U.S. General Counsel for Wonga U.S., Inc., where she was responsible for driving the legal and regulatory strategy for expanding Wonga UK global financial services into the U.S. small business online lending market.
Before Wonga, Jodi was Chief Prepaid Counsel at American Express. At Amex, she led and managed a ten-person team with a multi-million dollar budget. She oversaw approximately fifteen new product launches, most notably the October 2012 launch of “Bluebird,” a first-of-its-kind banking alternative general purpose reloadable prepaid product. She also managed Amex's money transmitter licensing function, maintaining two complete sets of money transmitter licenses for American Express corporate entities in 47 states. She also served on the executive leadership team for the Global Prepaid business unit.
Prior to joining American Express, Jodi was Vice President, U.S. Regulatory & Public Policy Counsel for MasterCard Worldwide, where she was responsible for managing all U.S. regulatory affairs and public policy matters.
Jodi began her legal career clerking first for the Honorable Denny Chin in the Southern District of New York and then for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, who was then the Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Jodi worked as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell thereafter, where she concentrated on regulatory investigations and securities fraud litigation. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York.