Ronnie Washington is the founder and CEO of Onward Financial, Inc. Previously, Washington worked as a strategy and operations consultant at Deloitte where he focused on serving large commercial banks and health insurance companies. He also spent two years working in Ghana launching community-based banks to deliver micro-finance products to those living in rural areas along with a stint working in impact investing. Washington received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Morehouse College and a Masters in Business Administration focused on social entrepreneurship and finance from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. With a focus on human-centered design, Washington is passionate about creating financial products and services that create economic opportunity and provide financial security for low-to-moderate income populations at home and abroad.

Venture: Onward Financial is a non-profit financial wellness benefit program that employers can offer to assist their workforce in establishing greater financial security. Our digital interface (mobile and web) allows low-to-moderate income workers to easily build their savings, access responsible credit, and engage with financial education, tips, and resources to avoid and move beyond financial shocks.