Who We Are

Learn More About the Team Working to Provide Affordable Financial Services to Refugees

The Leaf team brings together experience across financial services, foreign exchange, social entrepreneurship, and technology. We see a unique opportunity to use our diverse backgrounds and common passion to tackle a complex, global issue. We believe in the power of securing economic identities through storing and transporting assets across borders.

Meet the Team

  • Nat Robinson
    Nat Robinson Social Entrepreneur
  • Tori Samples
    Tori Samples Data Architect
  • Alejandro Sabillon
    Alejandro Sabillon Telecom Engineer
  • Kevin Lubin
    Kevin Lubin Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • Connor Echols
    Connor Echols Geospatial Analyst
  • Brian Mache
    Brian Mache Forex Specialist
  • Cory Pitt
    Cory Pitt Blockchain Developer
  • Breck Stodghill
    Breck Stodghill Blockchain Developer

The Leaf team comes from various backgrounds covering key industries and skills. Leaf was incubated while its founders were in graduate school at Vanderbilt University. Leaf’s co-founders, Nat Robinson and Tori Samples, launched Leaf full-time in May 2018.

Nat Robinson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Leaf Global Fintech. Prior to Leaf, Nat spent seven years as the founder and CEO of Juhudi Kilimo Company Limited, which provides micro-asset financing to rural smallholder farmers in Kenya. Nat is originally from Colorado and has traveled, worked, or studied in over 60 countries across six continents in the areas of business, nonprofits, and government. Nat has an MBA and JD from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Nat is also the author of a book entitled Creating a Cash Cow in Kenya and has presented at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, the Wharton School, Columbia Business School, Vanderbilt Graduate School of Management, and the United Nations Development Program.

Tori Samples is the Co-Founder and CTO of Leaf. She brings a background in technology and fifteen years of personal experience working with refugees. As a Data Architect at HCA Healthcare—the leading for-profit provider of healthcare in the US—Tori designed and developed on some of the largest datasets in the world for six years. She holds a patent pending in claims-based longitudinal care summarization through Health Information Exchange. She has also worked in direct care-delivery settings across the world, including HIV/AIDS clinics in Tanzania and the Emergency Department of a 650-bed hospital in the US. She has an MBA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

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