Team - Change Machine

Our platform was built “by practitioners for practitioners” so we know from deep personal and professional field experience that financial coaching — grounded in honoring customers as subject matter experts in their own lives — is a proven strategy that drives financial security.

With decades of experience in the financial security and technology fields, our platform was designed to address the vast unmet need of social service practitioners through tested tools, strategies, and our equity-driven financial coaching approach.


We envision an economy that works the hardest for those who have it the hardest.”

Mae Watson Grote

Chief Executive Officer

David Bautista

Chief Product and Technology Officer

Tamika Johnson

Chief Engagement and Adoption Officer


Sarah Bainton Kahn

JPMorgan Chase

Jasmine Colquitt

Jack Henry & Associates

Ross Hamilton

Ard Mhor Advisors

David Heafitz

Prudential Financial

Marc Khouzami

Bank of Montreal (Chair)

Kevin McQueen

The Leviticus Fund

Rhonda Mower

Volunteers of America

Charlyn Stanberry

National Association of Broadcasters

Andy Tuckett

Catylex, Inc. (Treasurer)

Jason Wallace

2920 Wall

Mae Watson Grote

Change Machine