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Robert Hartheimer | Senior Advisor

Robert (Bob) Hartheimer focuses on regulator engagement, sponsor banks, and payments.


Bob joined Klaros from Jasper, a credit card originator for customers with little or no credit history, where he served as Chief Compliance Officer and Co-Founder since 2016. Bob managed Jasper’s bank partner relationship with two banks which originated Jasper’s credit cards. Immediately before Jasper, Bob was a bank and fintech regulatory consultant both on his own and as a Managing Director of Promontory Financial Group from 2002 at its inception to 2008. In 1991, Bob was recruited to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where he and a small team created the Division of Resolutions to analyze and sell failed banks. He went on to serve as the Director of that division and sold 200 banks over his four-year tenure at the FDIC. Bob’s other past positions include senior roles at investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and Friedman Billings Ramsey. Bob has been a corporate director of 10 companies since 1997 and has served as chair of audit committees and risk committees. He is currently the independent director, audit and risk committee chair, of CardWorks, a privately held multi-billion dollar credit card servicer and originator. He is also a director and audit chair of Repay (NASDAQ:RPAY) a payments company and two SPACs seeking merger partners. He has previously served on the boards of three banks, a payments company, an asset management company and two SPACs.

Bob received his BA in Geology from Hamilton College and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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