Member Since 2019
Austin, Texas Area
Gabriel Krajicek empowers community financial institutions with disruptive innovations and champions them in their fight for market dominance against megabanks and new industry players. CEO of Kasasa since 2005, Gabe has provided more than 900 community banks and credit unions with banking technology and marketing services, including the nationally branded Kasasa product suite. If all Kasasa financial institutions were a single bank, they’d be the fourth largest bank in the country, based on number of branches. Inc. Magazine heralded the company’s advances under Gabe’s guidance, naming it the 23rd fastest-growing private company in America in 2009. That year, Gabe unveiled Kasasa®, a national brand of highly profitable consumer-centric financial products offered exclusively at select community financial institutions. Prior to Kasasa, Gabe was President and CEO of DealerSkins, an automotive web solutions provider that served 1,200 auto dealers. Gabe took the helm in 2001, spearheading a five-year plan to drive the company into profitable territory. In 2005, Trader Publishing (parent company of Auto Trader magazine) acquired DealerSkins. Gabe earned his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owens Graduate School of Management and his BS from Louisiana State University. He graduated both as valedictorian. He is a Community Board Member at the Center for Child Protection and a regular Forbes Financial Council contributor.
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Based in Austin, Texas with 450 employees, Kasasa® is a financial technology and marketing provider committed to driving results for over 900 community financial institutions by attracting, engaging, and retaining consumers. Kasasa is revolutionizing community banking by providing the tools needed to meet consumer needs and better compete with megabanks. The company works with community banks and credit unions to provide products and services that deliver a compelling consumer value. Kasasa has earned consistent recognition for its innovative banking products and services along with its responsive websites, data-driven marketing platform and world-class consulting. Kasasa has been regularly recognized as a top workplace. In addition to being named to Austin Business Journal’s list of “Best Places to Work in Austin,” the company has also been named twice to American Banker’s “Best Places to Work in Financial Technology” and was recently named a finalist in the Company Culture category of the Greater Austin Business Awards. These accolades recognize Kasasa’s commitment to cultivating a strong and inclusive work environment.