Person of the Week: Jessica Ellerm

September 05 2019

Jess is the Chief Executive and co-founder of Zuper, a new superannuation startup merging social impact with wealth creation for the next generation of investors.

She was recently named Emerging Fintech Leader of the Year, at the 2019 Fintech Australia awards, and was a finalist in Australia's Women in Finance 2019 Fintech Leader of the Year.

Jess grew up in Christchurch New Zealand, and completed her studies at The University of Sydney. Straight from her honours year, Jess landed a role at what has since become Australia's most successful fintech startup, Tyro, where she built expertise across payments, software integration and business banking.

She was instrumental in building and launching Tyro's first business lending and deposit banking products with Xero.

Jess is also a prolific speaker and blogger, writing weekly on local and global fintech trends for online publication Daily Fintech, as well as her own blog, jessicaellerm.com.