NOVEMBER 18-19, CONRAD MIAMI
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer
Fred Kauber is the Chief Product & Technology Officer of BFS Capital, which champions the long-term growth and prosperity of small and medium-sized businesses by providing timely, flexible financing solutions. Kauber is responsible for establishing an innovative, customer-focused product and technology organization whose mission is to help BFS re-imagine financial services for the SMB market.
Kauber possesses more than two decades of senior leadership experience of technology, product management, marketing and operations functions across Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial ventures alike in the financial services, marketing and technology industries, including Bigfoot Interactive, First Data Corporation, Dun & Bradstreet and IBM Corporation, among others. Most recently, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at CAIS Group, a fintech marketplace platform, where he led platform development and corporate marketing initiatives. Prior to CAIS Group, Kauber was CTO at TRANZACT, where he launched autoinsurance.com and directhealth.com as joint ventures with Walmart, and helped lead efforts for TRANZACT’s acquisition by White Mountain in 2014. Kauber also teaches enterprise technology strategy as an adjunct professor in the graduate program of the NYU School of Professional Studies and mentors aspiring technology leaders and entrepreneurs in the NYU Future Labs and Columbia University Technology Management programs.
Kauber graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in Computer Science and received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He also holds an MS in Telecommunications from Pace University. He is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), has been trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a member of the Forbes Technology Council.