Mae Watson Grote - Change Machine

Chief Executive Officer


Mae Watson Grote, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (Brooklyn, NY; Female; American)

Change Machine’s founder and CEO, Mae Watson Grote, brings decades of experience on financial security issues and innovation around pro-poor financial technology.  She is a recognized market leader as indicated by her appointment as a Consumer Advisory Board member with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), serving a two-year term to strengthen the CFPB’s charge to serve and protect consumers.  She also serves as an inaugural member of the New York Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Group, where she advises the New York Fed president on socio-economic and financial conditions faced by communities in the Second District.  Mae is also a co-founder of Nonprofit Leaders in Financial Technology (nLIFT), a leadership group dedicated to advancing the field at the intersection of technology and financial inclusion.

We are data-driven and outcomes-focused leaders. Our platform is the only available data management system built to support a gold-standard, RCT-tested financial coaching outcomes framework, with quantifiable financial outcomes and measures of behavior change and goal achievement. We’ve also incorporated the field’s best data tools all in one platform, from the CFPB’s Financial Well-Being Scale to Twilio’s text message integration, and more. Instead of having manage multiple solutions to get their jobs done, our platform empowers practitioner to access field leading frameworks, all in one place.