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Having managed bank-brokerage integration programs of all sizes and scopes for more than 15 years, the Riperian team is ready to help you reach your goals. Putting our experience to work, we work to deliver efficient, cost-effective programs that enable you to build businesses, innovate, and deliver growth in banking and brokerage.

The Riperian Team

Jim Goodwin

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The founder of Riperian, Jim, has more than 25 years of operating experience in the banking and brokerage industries. At Riperian, Jim leads client engagements, focusing on developing actionable strategic plans, improving business operations, and delivering new client-facing capabilities.

Jim was an early leader in online financial services and has successfully built high-growth banking and brokerage businesses for several institutions. Prior to founding Riperian, Jim led Bank of America’s online investing business through key business transformation and growth phases. He implemented new channel, sales, product, and pricing strategies and led the integration of online investing with online banking. These efforts established the largest online bank-brokerage business, leading the industry in active clients, trade volumes, and revenue.

Jim previously managed the online banking and online investing businesses for Fleet Bank, one of the pioneers in the field. He is recognized as a leading authority in bank-brokerage integration, with in-depth experience ranging from strategic planning to program implementation.

Jim holds a B.A in Mathematics from Williams College.


Leslie Goodwin

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Responsible for all aspects of business and financial operations at Riperian, Leslie draws upon her own experience within the financial services industry, as well as close to 30 years of expertly guiding Riperian’s founder. A seasoned financial professional in her own right, for more than 10 years, Leslie held key commercial lending roles at both Bank of Boston and Chemical Bank. Beyond contributing to Riperian’s success, her business skills are put to work on the board of the Wolf School, as well as to benefit communities that support families touched by autism.

Leslie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College.

Jren Blackwell


Jren supports the team and clients with competitive analysis, data analysis, and user experience design.  They also execute comprehensive testing programs and support Riperian’s program management efforts.

Jren holds a B.A in Studio Art and German from Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts.

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