John Chrystal

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John Chrystal joined MoneyLion’s Board of Directors in 2016. Since June 2013, he has served as a Director of The Bancorp and its subsidiaries and has served as Vice Chairman since April 2017. Mr. Chrystal previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of The Bancorp, Inc., and President of The Bancorp Bank, from December 2015 through May 2016. Mr. Chrystal has served as a director of MCAP Acquisition Corp, a SPAC, since February 2021. Mr. Chrystal has served as a director INSU Acquisition Corp. III, a SPAC, since December 2020. Mr. Chrystal brings more than 30 years of experience as a highly-regarded financial services leader to the company. Among the companies Mr. Chrystal serves as an independent director of are Regatta Loan Management LLC and the Trust for Advised Portfolios. Mr. Chrystal was also a Managing Member of Bent Gate Advisors, LLC, the Chief Risk Officer of DiMaio Ahmad Capital, and was a Managing Director with Credit Suisse entities, with oversight of asset management and financial products functions. Mr. Chrystal received an MBA from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Iowa State University. Mr. Chrystal is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the financial services industry and his prior track record as a senior executive and director.

Dwight L. Bush


Dwight L. Bush joined our board in 2021. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco under President Barack Obama, from 2014-2017. Mr. Bush is a highly accomplished business executive with a background in banking and finance, corporate management, and public company and private organization governance. Mr. Bush is Chief Executive Officer of D.L. Bush & Associates, a Washington, D.C. based strategy and business advisory firm. Mr. Bush is currently advising several multinational companies and investors on investment projects in the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America. Mr. Bush also serves as a trustee of Goldman Sachs Trust and Goldman Sachs Variable Insurance Trust. Starting in 1979, Mr. Bush joined Chase Manhattan Bank, where he enjoyed a 15-year career that included international corporate banking assignments in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, and corporate finance and project finance in New York and Washington, D.C. After 15 years at Chase, Mr. Bush had risen to managing director in the Project Finance Group when he resigned and joined Sallie Mae Corporation, serving as vice president of corporate development from 1994 to 1997. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Bush worked as a principal at Stuart Mill Capital, LLC; vice president and chief financial officer at SatoTravel Holdings, Inc.; and vice chairman at Enhanced Capital Partners, LLC. Mr. Bush was president and CEO of Urban Trust Bank, Urban Trust Holdings and president of UTB Education Finance, LLC from 2006 through 2008. In addition to his corporate work, Mr. Bush has been active in non-profit governance including serving on the boards of trustees or directors of CARE’s Global Leaders Network, Cornell University, The GAVI Alliance, and The Middle East Investment Initiative. Mr. Bush holds a B.A. in Government from Cornell University. Mr. Bush is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience as a senior executive in the financial services industry and his prior track record in the private sector and as a government official.

Dee Choubey

Founder and CEO

Dee Choubey co-founded MoneyLion in 2013 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since inception. Prior to co-founding MoneyLion, Mr. Choubey was a senior investment banking professional at Barclays from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining Barclays, Mr. Choubey was a Vice President at Citadel Securities from 2009 to 2011. Prior to joining Citadel, Mr. Choubey was an investment banking professional at Goldman Sachs from 2005 to 2009 and Citigroup from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Choubey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago. Mr. Choubey is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MoneyLion.

Gregory DePetris


Gregory DePetris joined MoneyLion’s Board of Directors in 2017. Mr. DePetris has over 25 years of experience as a founder, operator, investor, and advisor to early-stage financial technology companies. Previously, Mr. DePetris co-founded CODA Markets, a brokerage firm; ExchangeLab, an IP incubator; Intrade, the first global prediction market; and Quadriserv, an industry consortium focused on the automation and centralization of securities lending and equity repo markets. Mr. DePetris began his career as a commodities floor broker and proprietary trader at the New York Board of Trade. Mr. DePetris currently serves on the board of PDQ Enterprises, LLC and as a General Partner of Broadhaven Ventures, LLC. Mr. DePetris attended Fordham University. Mr. DePetris is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the financial services industry and his prior track record as a senior executive and director.

Matt Derella


Matt Derella joined our board in 2021. He is the former Global Vice President of Revenue and Content Partnerships at Twitter, a role he assumed in 2018. In this role, he reported to CEO Jack Dorsey and was responsible for the company’s revenue performance, content partnerships, country operations, and customer service around the world. He led a global team of 1,500 people. Prior to that position, he served as Global Vice President, Revenue & Operations at Twitter starting in 2016. Prior to joining Twitter, Mr. Derella spent five years at Google where he held various leadership roles, including taking YouTube into the television marketplace with their first Brandcast event. He holds a B.A. in English from Georgetown University, where he graduated with honors. Mr. Derella is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the C-suite of several prominent technology companies and his proven ability to help drive scale and growth.

Jeffrey Gary


Jeffrey Gary has served as Fusion’s Chief Financial Officer and as a director since March 2020. Mr. Gary has also served as Chief Financial Officer of Fusion Acquisition Corp. II since January 2021. Mr. Gary has a 30-year track record in the investment and financial services industry, including significant merger and acquisition (“M&A”) experience. He is an experienced board member and investor, having worked on numerous transactions with SPACs and public and private equity companies and has directly led audit, fiduciary, and corporate governance committees of these companies. He currently sits on the boards of directors of National Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: NHLD) (since February 2019), where he also serves as chair of the audit committee, and Arca US Treasury Mutual Fund (since December 2019). Mr. Gary also sits on the advisory boards for Monroe Capital (since January 2020) and two FinTech companies, DealBox (since May 2019) and Total Network Service/Digital Names (since May 2019). From October 2018 to March 2020, Mr. Gary served on the board of directors of the Axonic Alternative Income Mutual Fund. Previously, Mr. Gary was a senior portfolio manager and led investment teams at Avenue Capital Group (from January 2012 to July 2018), Third Avenue (from May 2009 to December 2010), BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) (“BlackRock”) (from September 2003 to December 2008), AIG/American General (NYSE: AIG) (from May 1998 to September 2003), and Koch Industries (from September 1996 to April 1998) where he invested across all asset classes with a focus on the high-yield, bank loan and distressed markets. During this time, he operated in a variety of roles, which included presenting each quarter on regulatory, compliance, shareholder, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and other U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) matters to the Board. His role also included making investments and negotiating capital structures for numerous corporate buyout and acquisition transactions. He also successfully launched and managed ten new investment businesses between 1996 and 2018, and was an angel investor/advisor for a start-up healthcare company. For over 15 years, Mr. Gary was the portfolio manager for numerous NYSE-listed funds. Mr. Gary also sat as an investment committee member at BlackRockKelso Capital BDC (Nasdaq: BKCC) (“BKCC”) from February 2005 to December 2008, where he was involved with the review and approval of all private equity and credit investments, and was a team member in the launch and initial public offering of BKCC. Additionally, Mr. Gary was employed at Avenue Capital from January 2012 to July 2018, where he worked closely with the SPAC investment team on their two completed SPAC transactions in 2015 and in 2017.

He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior auditor from September 1984 to June 1987 and later as a senior analyst at Citigroup (NYSE: C) from July 1987 to July 1988. From August 1988 to December 2002, Mr. Gary was an investment banker at Mesirow Financial. From January 1993 to August 1996, he was a senior distressed analyst at Cargill, Inc. Mr. Gary earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Penn State University in 1984 and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University (Kellogg) in 1991. Mr. Gary is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Gary is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the financial services industry and his prior track record as a senior executive and director of Fusion.

Lisa Gersh


Lisa Gersh joined our board in 2021. From October 2017 to October 2018, Ms. Gersh served as Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Wang, a global fashion brand based in New York City. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Gersh transformed Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog, Goop, Inc. (“Goop”), into the first contextual commerce brand, overseeing the launch of Goop’s e-commerce store, skincare and fashion lines and created Goop’s pop-up retail strategy. In 2011, Ms. Gersh took over the operations of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., first as President and later as its Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Gersh co-founded Oxygen Media (“Oxygen”), the first ever multi-platform brand and created content for women, by women, in 1999 and remained its President and Chief Operating Officer until the company’s sale to NBC in 2007. Following the sale of Oxygen, Ms. Gersh joined NBC and spearheaded NBC’s acquisition of The Weather Channel, serving briefly as its interim Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Gersh began her career as a lawyer, first as a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and then as a Partner at Friedman, Kaplan, Seiler & Adelman LLP, which Ms. Gersh co-founded. Currently, Ms. Gersh serves on the board of directors of Hasbro, Inc., Establishment Labs Holdings Inc., and Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. She also serves on the board of directors of the Bail Project, Inc. and the Samsung Retail Advisory Board. Ms. Gersh previously served on the board of directors of comScore, Inc. and XO Group Inc. Ms. Gersh holds a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School. Ms. Gersh is a valuable member of our board of directors because of her extensive experience in the retail industry and her prior track record as a senior executive and a director on the boards of public companies.

Annette Nazareth


Annette Nazareth joined our board in 2021. She currently serves as a Senior Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she worked from 2008 to 2021. Prior to her recent retirement, she led Davis Polk’s Trading and Markets practice in the firm’s Financial Institutions Group. She also served as head of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Annette is an experienced financial markets regulator, former SEC Commissioner, and recognized authority on financial markets regulatory issues. She regularly advises boards of directors on corporate governance matters and corporations that are subject to regulatory and enforcement actions. She also advises domestic and international clients, including broker-dealers, swap dealers, exchanges, clearinghouses and other financial institutions, across a broad range of complex financial regulatory and legislative matters. Annette has been a key player in financial services regulatory reform for much of her career, and was a highly regarded financial services policymaker for more than a decade. She joined the SEC Staff in 1998 as a Senior Counsel to Chairman Arthur Levitt and then served as Interim Director of the Division of Investment Management. She served as Director of the Division of Market Regulation (now the Division of Trading and Markets) from 1999 to 2005. In 2005, she was appointed an SEC Commissioner by President George W. Bush. Annette also served as the Commission’s representative in international meetings as a member of the Financial Stability Forum from 1999 to 2008. Ms. Nazareth holds a B.A. in History and Economics from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia University. Ms. Nazareth is a valuable member of our board of directors because of her extensive experience in the financial regulatory world and her prior track record as a senior attorney and government official.

Michael Paull


Michael Paull joined our board in 2021. Mr. Paull currently serves as President of Disney+, globally, and ESPN+. In this role, he oversees the two streaming businesses globally from Disney’s Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment. He and his team are responsible for marketing, product and technology, data science, and business operations for the streaming services, along with programming and content curation, working closely and collaboratively with the Company’s world-class content engines fueling Disney’s direct-to-consumer ecosystem. Mr. Paull joined The Walt Disney Company in 2017 with the acquisition of Bamtech Media, where he served as CEO. Before joining Bamtech, Mr. Paull worked from 2012 to 2017 at Amazon as Vice President, Digital Video, where he ran Amazon Channels worldwide and was responsible for its global content, product, technology, operations, and marketing. During his tenure at Amazon, he also oversaw Prime Video and Amazon’s TVOD business in the U.S., as well as the development of Prime Music. Before Amazon, he led Sony Music’s digital business worldwide and held other senior leadership positions with Sony Pictures Entertainment, FOX Entertainment Group, and Time Warner. Mr. Paull received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and holds a B.S. from the University of California. Mr. Paull is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive career in the technology industry and his leadership experience as President of Disney+, globally, and ESPN+.

Chris Sugden


Chris Sugden joined MoneyLion’s Board of Directors in 2016. He currently serves as Managing Partner and Chairman of the investment committee of Edison Partners, with which he has been affiliated since 2002. He is a successful entrepreneur, experienced in finance, business strategy, accounting, product management, sales, marketing and capital formation. His financial and operating perspective for growth-stage companies makes him a valuable asset to portfolio company management. Mr. Sugden has deep domain, investment expertise and successful exits in payments, wealth management, electronic trading and capital markets segments. In addition to MoneyLion, Mr. Sugden currently sits on the board of five other Edison Partners’ fintech portfolio companies, ComplySci, goHenry, Nuula, YieldStreet and Zelis. Mr. Sugden began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a supervisor in the entrepreneurial services group in Boston. Mr. Sugden holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Michigan State University. Mr. Sugden is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the financial services industry and his prior track record as a senior executive and director.