An active leader and internationally recognized speaker in the field of innovative financial services marketing and communications, Joy Schoffler sits on the advisory board of SXSW Accelerator, AARP’s FinTech Accelerator, serves as Executive Chair of FinTech Professionals Association and is a mentor for the Yodlee Interactive Incubator. She additionally sat on the board of CFIRA for years working on JOBS Act implementation and in collaboration with the SEC and FINRA.
Joy’s extensive experience in financial services and FinTech has made her a go-to source for media, leading to features in CNBC, Forbes, Inc., Reuters and Yahoo! Finance, among others. She has written for Entrepreneur.com, USA Today and was a contributing author for the Wiley-published Bloomberg Media book, “Crowdfunding: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Capital on the Internet.” Her firm has managed media for high-profile events, including SXSW, Finovate, Empire Startup’s FinTech Week, Kingonomics (which included a “Shark Tank” casting call) and an investment summit with events on Capitol Hill and the White House.
Prior to founding Leverage PR, Joy served as director of acquisitions for two-time Inc. 5000 award-winning investment firm, The PPA Group. She additionally served as a finance and public affairs officer in the U.S. Army Reserves and Texas State Guard. An award-winning communicator, Joy has won; the Stiletto Woman in Business “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, the Women Communicators of Austin’s “Outstanding Austin Communicator” award and the 2016 Austin Under 40 award for Marketing and PR.