A financial industry innovator and the CEO of BillFloat, Ryan Gilbert co-founded the company in 2009 in order to provide consumers with “more time” to cover their bills and make timely payments. Partnering with co-founder and head of product management Sean O’Malley, Mr. Gilbert set out to create a commercially viable service that would be pro-consumer and satisfy the needs of financial institutions and billers.
Over the past three years, the BillFloat team has succeeded in building the company’s biller network to allow payments to more than 2,500 service providers in industries ranging from telephone and utility companies to insurance and self-storage providers.
Mr. Gilbert brings extensive experience to his leadership role at BillFloat. He was previously an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the venture capital firm Venrock. He gained prior experience leading technology and financial service companies including Andersen Consulting and Wells Fargo. In 2004 he co-founded PropertyBridge, an online rent payment company that he led as CEO and successfully guided the company to an acquisition in 2007 by MoneyGram International.
He is an alumnus of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and a member of the State Bar of California. Mr. Gilbert has also been in demand as a speaker and has offered his views on the financial industry in forums such as the Future of Money & Technology Summit and the NACHA Payments Conference. He has also provided testimony to the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Services.