FinTech Lecture Series | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

FinTech Lecture Series

The story of Wizest, providing access and incentives for investors

FinTech Lecture Series: The story of Wizest, providing access and incentives for investors.

Axel Thibon will present the background story about motivation to create Wizest. Through a description of the problems investors experience that Wizest attempts to solve, Axel shares how Wizest was created to provide solutions and incentives for investors and financial advisors. The Wizest story is filled with entrepreneurial spirit as a startup that meets the needs of investors and users. Learn how this company navigates the startup journey by tackling funding, regulation, and technical challenges. 

Axel Thibon is the CEO and Co-founder of investment platform Wizest. Axel started Wizest by bringing together the co-founding team around a clear vision and mission: building a solution that makes investing more approachable, collaborative and transparent. After an early career in France and Spain as an industrial engineer working mainly in the automotive industry, Axel came to the US to get his MBA from MIT. He then started his finance journey, serving as the head of strategy and transformation for two banks, leading areas like strategic and commercial planning, product development, marketing, operational efficiency, compliance, digital transformation and M&A. During this time he managed an online bank, VirtualBank, and, before starting Wizest, launched another online bank from scratch, TotalDirectBank.


Location: In person at the Peter B. Lewis Building, room 02, or online via Zoom.

Contact Information:
Brock Schroeder, Ph.D., M.B.A., Senior Director of Recruitment, Weatherhead School of Management


Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 from noon to 1 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States
Speaker(s): Axel Thibon, CEO and Co-founder of investment platform Wizest
Sponsored by: WSOM Graduate Admissions
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