Zachary Held

San Francisco, California, US

Co-founder and CEO
Zachary's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group


About Zachary

I spent my first year out of college at an online media company startup, which I left to help start a technology company with a friend. After winding down the technology startup after a year, I moved to Bank of America.

I spent 7 years at Bank of America working in various strategic roles, all touching on technology. I helped build out the business strategy for Bank of America's e-broker, Merrill Edge. I spend time working on corporate level strategy for Bank of America's Global Technology and Operations business. I then ran the PMO, Adoption Strategy and External Partnerships team in Digital Banking at Bank of America (COO role). I recently left to help start the digital team at HSBC in the commercial banking space.

Recently I've been developing an idea that helps address the needs of small business and leverages expertise in digital banking and financial institutions.

Work Experience

Sales & Operations Associate

Thrillist Media Group

November 2009 - June 2010

Head of Business Development

Open Action, Inc.

June 2010 - June 2011

Senior Vice President

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

July 2011 - April 2018

Digital Banking COO

HSBC North America, Inc.

April 2018 - Today


Colgate University


2005 - 2009