Ryan Hildebrand

Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer at Bankwell

Ryan Hildebranda is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officier of Bankwell Financial Group and its subsidiary, Bankwell.

Mr. Hildebrand recently served as the Strategic Innovation Officer at Lincoln Savings Bank. He also served as the President of the Bank’ financial technology subsidiary, LSBX, which experienced significant deposit and revenue growth under his leadership.

Prior to this role, Mr. Hildebrand held the position of Head of Fintech Banking at Cross River Bank. During his tenure, the Bank established numerous new partnerships. He also co-founded Seed, the pioneering business neobank, which he later sold to Cross River. Before that, Mr. Hildebrand was Head of Finance and Strategy at Simple, where he played a crucial role in the sale of Simple to BBVA.