ManagemenT

Vivek Nasta | Co-Founder & Head of Mobile Products

Vivek Nasta is the Co-Founder & CEO of Scout Finance. He is an experienced Product and Operating Executive with an expertise in enterprise customers and their mobility challenges. As a consultant for Mobilize - a mobile research and product management firm he founded in 2008 - Vivek was a member of the Management Team of Kirusa, an Accel-backed leader in mobile communications in Africa and other emerging markets. Through Mobilize, he led corporate mobile initiatives for Hearst and started Wipro’s Financial Services Mobility Advisory Business. Vivek was the former Global Head of Mobile at Thomson Reuters, which he joined in 2010. Previously, Vivek was at Nokia in various global product management and business development roles. Early in his career, Vivek worked in venture capital at AOL, as an analyst at Goldman Sachs, and at the White House. Vivek regularly appears as a mobile strategy and tech expert on the Fox Business Channel and Fox 5. He has a degree in engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  


Morgan Downey| CEO, Money.Net

Morgan Downey is the CEO of Money.Net, which owns and operates Scout Finance.  Scout Finance was founded by Vivek Nasta in 2014 and was acquired by Money.Net in October 2017.  Scout Finance has become Money.Net's mobile product, complementing the firm's existing desktop application and excel addin.  Morgan has an extensive business and product background.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and Computer Science from the University of Limerick in Ireland where he graduated with Honors.  He worked at Citibank in New York as a derivatives trader after graduating and later joined Bank of America.  He then joined Bloomberg LP where he managed the firms commodity division on global basis which involved managing a technology team as well as budget responsibility for sales, data and news.  After Bloomberg, Morgan had an entrepreneurial itch and began the build out of Money.Net in January 2014.  Morgan is also the author of the bestselling book describing oil markets, titled 'Oil 101'.