Plinqit appoints Julio Sarmiento as Chief Technology Officer

ANN ARBOR, MI (May 1, 2023)Plinqit, the first platform that brings together automated savings, data-driven financial wellness content and virtual account management, has promoted Julio Sarmiento to Chief Technology Officer.

As CTO, Sarmiento will define and oversee Plinqit’s product, engineering, and technology strategy as the company scales to serve a rapidly expanding client base of banks and credit unions. A key member of Plinqit’s leadership team, he will ensure the company’s product roadmap continues to address the evolving needs of financial institutions and aligns with Plinqit’s broader business goals and mission. With more than 25 years of IT experience, Sarmiento is an expert in business analysis, software development, database management and more.

Before being named CTO, Sarmiento served as Plinqit’s Director of Engineering, where he managed the company’s engineering and software development team. Prior to joining Plinqit, he served in multiple leadership positions, including engineering roles for various supply chain logistics companies and consulting firms. Most recently, he served as Senior Manager of Application Development at World Fuel Services.

“Since joining Plinqit, Julio has made a meaningful impact for our organization, our financial institution clients and their account holders, thanks to his technical expertise,” said Kathleen Craig, founder and CEO of Plinqit. “Designing products that exceed consumer expectations for a modern, intuitive digital experience while also making smart money management fun and rewarding is no easy feat, so we are proud to have Julio on our leadership team. We look forward to seeing all that he accomplishes in his new role as CTO.”

“I joined Plinqit with a passion for supporting the business and operational goals of a company whose values I truly believe in,” said Julio Sarmiento, CTO of Plinqit. “With my background in DevOps, cloud architecture, IT design and integrations, along with leadership and client management experience, I am honored to grow my role at Plinqit and further the company’s vision of helping financial institutions help their customers to create a positive financial future.”

About Plinqit

Plinqit is a mobile-first platform and fintech company helping banks and credit unions generate deposits, attract new customers, and expand their retail footprint while helping people live their best financial life. The Plinqit platform is the first savings platform of its kind to bring together automated savings, data-driven financial wellness content, and virtual account management. At Plinqit, we're helping everyone Money Intelligently™. For more information, visit


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