True Digital Group bolsters executive team with key appointments

--Premier provider of vendor performance information, database taps proven entrepreneurs to propel company’s mission to help financial institutions fully realize their goals of innovation--

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 29, 2023)True Digital Group, provider of the industry’s first-of-its-kind vendor discovery and performance platform that specifically enables financial institutions to more effectively partner with technology vendors, today announced the addition of three industry leaders to its executive team. Lauren Minches was named Chief Operating Officer, Ashley Harris was named General Counsel and Dr. Tom Black will serve as a strategic advisor to the firm.

 “Having Lauren and Ashley take on these additional responsibilities, and also having Tom as a strategic advisor represents an important milestone for the company. Business is fundamentally a learning competition, and these three individuals bring tremendous expertise and knowledge, which will help us continue to learn how to best serve our customers,” said Patrick Sells, Co-Founder of True Digital.    

 Minches has more than 14 years of experience running and building technology platforms, project management and operations. Prior to True Digital, she helped start and exit an insurance-based fintech, as well as scale a national fintech platform for banks.  

 With more than 15 years of experience in financial law, Harris is a seasoned executive and was previously the general counsel for multiple financial technology companies, most recently, Figure Technologies. She also has a deep background in bank regulatory law, having practiced law at JPMorgan and Davis Polk & Wardwell and currently serving on the Board of the USDF Consortium.  

 Dr. Black previously founded the largest Vendor Management System by market share and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the community banking space. As a successful business owner and entrepreneur, he co-founded Ncontracts, the leading provider of vendor compliance and risk management serving more than 4,000 financial institutions nationwide. He will leverage his decades of experience to provide insight and feedback to support True Digital. 

 The expansion of the executive team supports the development of the company’s platform. The True Digital Platform supports financial institutions as they work to discover, vet, implement and monitor technology vendors. It manages and provides neutral insights that empower these institutions to better navigate technology vendors through action-oriented data and connections that are native to bankers. 

About True Digital Group

True Digital Group is the provider of the True Digital Platform, a collaborative network designed for banks and credit unions to optimize vendor relationships. By utilizing this insights-driven platform, financial institutions can discover new vendors, manage their vendor relationships, due diligence and monitor vendors, and connect with their peers across the industry. To learn more about True Digital, go to and connect on LinkedIn.


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