About Us

Banyan Has Been Recognized as the Global Interchange for SKU-level Receipt Data

Our Story

Banyan makes it easy for consumers to connect their receipts to the apps and services they choose. Powered by the Banyan API, merchants can seamlessly and securely monetize these connections, while unlocking powerful insights and new marketing opportunities. Banyan provides our merchant partners complete transparency and control, while our privacy-by-design architecture requires consumer consent before any receipts are shared. Financial Institutions, Fintechs, and consumer apps for the first time gain access to item-level transaction data, enabling them to create incredible experiences and products for their customers

Our Beliefs

  • Customers should have access to their receipt data anywhere they choose.
  • Merchant’s and consumers should have full control over where their data goes and who gets to use it.
  • A Merchant’s most valuable asset is their data.

Privacy-By-Design

Privacy and Security are at the core of Banyan. Our Privacy-By-Design Infrastructure ensures that no customer data is shared without customer opt-in. When customers opt-in, no PII is required to connect customer receipts, no customer names are used, no card numbers are stored, and no identifiable data is tracked on individual customers. No receipt ever leaves our warehouse until user opt-in is confirmed.

Technologies

Banyan utilizes fast, secure, and compliant cloud services to securely connect to any business partner. Our flexible infrastructure has pre-existing integrations with most major data centers, and our lightweight API means we can quickly create new integrations to suit any use case.
Jehan Luth, Founder & CEO
Jehan Luth is the Chief Executive Officer of Banyan, a next generation receipt access network that enables merchants and banks to deliver personalized services to their customers.
Arlo Laitin, Chief Revenue Officer
Arlo is a former EVP at Cardlytics, and has held senior revenue leadership roles at several start-ups in the Fintech, SaaS, and Digital media space.
David Toothaker, Chief Customer Officer
Passionate and accomplished global leader for high-change, growth-oriented enterprises including Nielsen, Maverick Minds and Tyson Foods, Inc.
Wil Schobeiri, Chief Technology Officer
Wil brings over 15 years of technology, product management, and leadership experience to Banyan, including CTO and and CPO roles at MediaMath and Revantage (a Blackstone company)
Michael Budde, Chief Financial Officer
Former Nielsen Sports CFO. ex-VP Investments & Technology/Data Science focused on $1B in ROI spend. 10 years experience in Big Data.
Josh Gaffney, Chief Privacy Officer/General Counsel
Josh brings a passion for problem solving and a wealth of experience across the financial services ecosystem spanning merchant, network, and consumer lines of business. Prior to joining Banyan, Josh led the legal team supporting American Express’ Global Consumer Services Group.
Bart Sichel, Interim Chief Marketing Officer
Bart is a former CMO at Burlington Stores and a former Partner with McKinsey & Company. He has extensive marketing and retail experience
John Hendrick, Chief Administrative Officer
John Hendrick is the Chief Administrative Officer of Banyan. Prior to joining Banyan, John held various senior leadership roles at AT&T, Samsung Electronics of America, BlackBerry and Comcast.
Meka Milstone – Shroff, Advisor & Board of Director
Meka Milstone–Shroff serves as a strategic operating advisor and board member to a variety of companies. Ms. Millstone – Shroff past senior leadership roles include, Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyon and McKinsey & Company.
Hans Theisen, Strategic Advisor
Hans Theisen is a Strategic Advisor with Banyan. Hans brings over 20 years of startup leadership experience to Banyan, including senior executive roles at Cardlytics, Centro, PointRoll and HearMe.
John Burbank, Strategic Advisor
John is a highly accomplished corporate executive with broad global experience in consumer marketing, media, and retail. Mr. Burbank is responsible for leading joint product development and data partnerships with industry leaders such as Nielsen, P&G, AT&T, TimeWarner, Walmart, Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba, Baidu, & Tencent.
Jonathan Weiner, Strategic Advisor
Jonathan possesses a diverse background as an entrepreneur in venture-backed Fintech & events. Mr. Weiner is also an investor at $1.9 billion venture capital fund, Oak HC/FT & Angel Investor.
Rani Nagpal, Strategic Advisor
Rani is a senior executive with deep expertise in marketing and strategy. She has held leadership roles at Sony Pictures, 20th Century/Disney and Axel Springer. Rani is also a guest lecturer, mentor and judge for the London School of Economics' Generate and Aspect accelerators and a founding member of Chief.
Rachel Sonenshine, Sales/Partnerships
Rachel has spent the last 20 years of her career in advertising sales and management with Google and Cardlytics, mainly working with large retailers.
Graeme Robertson, Sales/Partnerships
Graeme has been ‘solution selling’ to retailers for the last 20 years, most recently with Cardlytics, where he experienced a successful IPO, and prior to that, a mobile app start-up in Philadelphia called SnipSnap, which was acquired by Slyce.
Ben Pulver, BizOps
Ben has a BS in Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from Saint Joseph's University. Prior to Banyan he has held many roles in engineering and operations, most recently leading the Global Quality PMO at Ciena.
Maria Arias, Marketing
Maria’s experience ranges in various industries from healthcare to retail to investment banking to manufacturing to CPG. She has over 13 years experience in overall strategy, marketing, product and sales enablement. Currently holds her EMBA from Pace University.
Ivan Canales, Engineering
Ivan is a Software Developer of Banyan. Prior to joining Banyan, Ivan worked as a Web Developer for Sandals and Beaches Resorts.
David Gatti, DevOps
David has a very unique perspective about the Cloud, which allows him to take advantage of the whole complexity it offers to best create efficient and automated solutions. For years he helped startups achieve their goals in the Cloud.
Minhal Dhanjy, Strategy & Corp Dev
Minhal is a Wharton MBA and prior management consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Minhal brings years of experience tying together growth strategy, operational improvement, and financial expertise across startup, finance and tech landscapes.
Ahuva Shabtai, Sales/Partnerships
Ahuva's achievements over the last 17 years can be summarized as being "the glue" between businesses and their technology; having a focus in Wholesale / Retail verticals among many others. Most recently, Ahuva was a Pre-Sales Engineer illustrating the value of BI to businesses.
Matthew Kumar, Engineering
Matthew Kumar graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in computer science and philosophy, and focuses on data engineering, text normalization, and semantic modeling. 
Salvatore Borruso, BizOps
Sal brings to Banyan diverse experience from a career that spans HR Admin, Service Delivery, and Communications with Bell Labs/AT&T, CIO Operational support at Lucent Technologies (Nokia), and most recently Business Analysis, Web Development PM, and Operational Communications with MetLife in their Digital space.
Billy Hand, Engineering
Since moving to Chicago most of Billy’s work experience has involved adtech in some way (with a few SaaSes sprinkled in) and all of it on the web. He enjoys solving data related problems, the bigger the better.
Chris George, MBA Intern
Chris has 9 years experience developing, implementing, marketing, and selling data science and consumer analytics products and solutions, with experience scaling from seed-stage to Series B at Civis Analytics. He’s currently a Chicago Booth Evening MBA candidate (graduating December 2021), and an aspiring investor passionate about the future of data and AI applications, climate technology, and public policy.

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