Kaleidoscope, the leading fintech platform driving education-based philanthropy, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jason Von Bank as its new CEO. Von Bank has over 25 years of experience in developing, leading and growing innovative businesses within highly competitive and complex markets such as healthcare, fintech and B2B services.
Kaleidoscope's cloud-based fintech platform enables organizations to fund, design, administer and host beautifully-branded scholarship and grant programs. Kaleidoscope recently launched its full-service disbursement platform that streamlines the process of awarding funds and eliminates the administrative and compliance burdens that plague busy teams.
"I believe deeply in Kaleidoscope’s mission of eliminating financial barriers to advancement by mobilizing philanthropic dollars. I’m a first-generation college student, and college would not have been possible for me without scholarships,” said Jason Von Bank, CEO of Kaleidoscope. “Kaleidoscope has a market-leading B2B scholarship software platform, committed customers, a talented team and a massive market opportunity ripe for disruption. I couldn’t be more excited to lead this company into its next great chapter.”
Von Bank brings a wealth of experience to his new role as CEO of Kaleidoscope. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for LifeSpeak Inc., (TSX: LSPK), the leading whole-person wellbeing solution for employers, health plans and other organizations. Von Bank came to LifeSpeak via its acquisition of Wellbeats, where he served as CEO for eight years. Prior to Wellbeats, he held senior leadership positions with LifeTime Fitness, UnitedHealth Group, the Schwan Food Company and General Electric.
“Jason brings a stellar track record across both public and private companies. His background demonstrates an ability to optimize business processes, forge strategic partnerships and drive growth,” said Justin Kaufenberg, Managing Director at Rally Ventures. “We believe he is uniquely qualified to lead Kaleidoscope and will be instrumental in scaling the company and further solidifying its position as an industry leader.”
Kaleidoscope is poised to redefine the landscape of education-based philanthropy and continue its mission of empowering organizations, donors and applicants through seamless and efficient technology and processes. Kaleidoscope plans to roll out several new products and services over the coming months, including a unified communication platform, trust and safety features and premium service offerings.
Kaleidoscope is a cloud-based fintech platform enabling organizations to fund, design, administer and host branded scholarship and grant programs. The platform uses leading technologies to deliver an end-to-end solution for sponsors, organizations and those they support. Kaleidoscope is building a future where financial aid and funding solutions are smart, cost-effective and as unique as the applicants they serve. To learn more about how Kaleidoscope can improve your scholarship or grant program, visit mykaleidoscope.com.