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Eugene Ludwig

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Eugene Ludwig

Managing Partner, Canapi Ventures; former US Comptroller of the Currency
Eugene Ludwig

With over 40 years of financial services experience, Gene Ludwig is widely recognized for his expertise in fintech regulatory and compliance matters. Gene founded Promontory Interfinancial Network, which has provided hundreds of billions of dollars in funding to its network of approximately 2,900 financial institutions. Gene is the founder and Chairman of Promontory Financial Group, now an IBM company, which is recognized as a premier regulatory and compliance consulting firm for financial services and fintech companies. Gene has proved an adept investor in the community banking sector. CapGen Financial, a $500 million community bank private equity fund founded by Gene and others in 2006, began investing prior to the financial crisis. Gene currently serves as a Managing Partner for Canapi Ventures, which seeks to invest in early to growth-stage fintech companies offering disruptive alternatives to outdated business models and technologies Gene served under President Clinton as the 27th Comptroller of the Currency, the head of the federal agency responsible for supervising the preponderance of U.S. banking assets. He earned a J.D. from Yale University. Gene received a master’s as a Keasbey Fellow from Oxford University and graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College.