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November 01, 2019
Plaid People: Jack LaMar
In the two and a half years Jack LaMar has worked at Plaid, he climbed the ranks from new business associate to mid-market account executive. Along the way,...

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September 27, 2019
Plaid People: Erik Anstine
Software engineer Erik Anstine is fairly new to Plaid—and software engineering, in general. He joined Plaid in January 2019 when it acquired Quovo, his former employer. Before...

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September 25, 2019
Summer 2019 Engineering Interns: A Look Back
The Plintern team from front to back: Andrew Chen, Jennifer McCleary, Sarafina Smith, Lujing Cen, Owen Gillespie, and Jarrod Dunne. Not pictured: Eric FortneyWith the end of summer, it’s time to bid farewell to our wonderful Plaid interns, or Plinterns as they’re known throughout our offices. Before they left our San Francisco and...

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August 29, 2019
Plaid People: Emily Downs
When Emily Downs joined Plaid two years ago, Plaid’s human resources team was just getting off the ground. Recognizing opportunity in challenge, Emily seized the chance to...

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July 26, 2019
Plaid People: Charley Ma
As a growth manager, Charley Ma is responsible for helping clients successfully launch, grow, and scale with Plaid. As one of Plaid’s earliest employees, he has also...

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June 24, 2019
Welcome, Summer 2019 Plinterns!
The Plintern team from left to right: Lujing Cen, Sarafina Smith, Jennifer McCleary, Andrew Chen, Owen Gillespie, Jarrod Dunne, Eric Fortney (not pictured) Summer is officially here, and our newest (and largest!) class of Plinterns are settled in our San Francisco and Salt Lake City offices! Now that they’re officially on-board, with their Plaid...

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Engineering

June 14, 2019
Plaid People: Taylor Wilson
These days, Taylor Wilson is living out his dream job as a software engineer on the Integrations team at Plaid, but not before he pursued two other disparate...

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May 14, 2019
Plaid People: Kira Booth
Photo by Kevin Hu When Plaid opened its second engineering office in Salt Lake City in 2018, engineering manager Kira Booth was its very first employee. Since then,...

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April 22, 2019
Plaid People: Em Minor
Em Minor took a circuitous route to fintech. In the process, she gained deeper experiences that have helped her excel at Plaid, where she recently stepped into a...

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March 06, 2019
Plaid People: François Chu
When François Chu was growing up in France, he didn’t know what the universe had in store for him—only that he wanted to know everything he...

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December 14, 2018
Plaid People: Ben Lee
Before joining Plaid in January 2018, Ben Lee served as counsel at some of the biggest names in tech, but he got his start as a public defender...

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October 30, 2018
Plaid People: Angela Zhang
Plaid engineering manager Angela Zhang has a penchant for pushing herself to learn and grow, but she never loses track of the team or having fun in the...

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September 07, 2018
Plaid People: Kevin Hu
A data scientist at Plaid since March 2017, Kevin Hu is busy pursuing his dream of building things that matter. Here, he talks math contests, cats of Instagram,...

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July 02, 2018
Plaid People: Jake Stern
With a degree in economics and a stint on the 2016 presidential campaign under his belt, Jake Stern joined the Plaid sales team in 2017. In our latest...

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May 17, 2018
Plaid People: Joy Zheng
Before Plaid, software engineer Joy Zheng worked as an engineer at Vessel and studied Computer Science and Mathematics at Harvard University. Joy talks Plaid, her love for baking,...

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