Chris is one of the rapid! PayCard Founders and is currently the General Manager of Wage & Corporate Disbursements with Green Dot Corporation. Chris brings to his role more than 20 years of management, leadership and entrepreneurial experience.
Prior to joining Green Dot, Chris was most recently President of rapid! PayCard and General Manager of Card Portfolios for UniRush, LLC. He was responsible for the management of card products for this multi-line prepaid company.
Prior to joining UniRush, Chris was most recently VP and GM of Prepaid Cards for the Americas at WEX Inc. As part of WEX’s global expansion in the Americas, the WEX prepaid card business expanded into Brazil with the acquisition of FastCred and a controlling interest in UNIK.
Prior to joining WEX he was the CEO and a founder of rapid! Financial Services (rapid! PayCard) from 2004 until it was acquired by Wright Express (WEX) in April of 2011.
Chris also serves as a board member of Freedom Bank, a Florida chartered bank and American Capital Assurance Corp. (AmCap) a commercial insurance company operating in Florida, Texas and South Carolina.
From 1996 until 2008 Mr. Ruppel served as Vice President of Sembler Investments and held leadership positions in numerous portfolio companies.
Chris holds a BA of Finance and a BA of English, both from the Florida State University.