Boston, MA (February 4, 2021)  Akoya LLC has announced the appointment of Miriam Frieden as the company’s first General Counsel. Frieden brings nearly 30 years of experience in banking, technology, transactional, and regulatory legal practices to the firm as it builds a new network enabling application programming interface (API)-based access to consumer financial data.

Leveraging her background with card networks, large banks, and SaaS providers, Frieden will oversee all legal functions within Akoya. This includes the development and implementation of legal standards to help accelerate data-access agreements between financial institutions, data aggregators, and fintechs that make financial data aggregation safe and secure.

“Miriam brings significant legal experience to our team and a deep understanding of the environment in which we operate, making her uniquely suited to address the needs of all industry participants on the Akoya Data Access Network,” said Stuart Rubinstein, CEO of Akoya. “As we continue advancing the industry toward safe and secure data access, Miriam’s industry knowledge, experience and leadership will be a tremendous asset to Akoya as we continue implementing legal standards that will play a huge role in scaling APIs for financial data aggregation.”

Most recently, Frieden served as General Counsel to the U.S. subsidiary of the German fintech unicorn, Deposit Solutions GmbH. Prior to that role, Frieden held senior legal roles at MasterCard, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, and Salesforce where she helped structure innovative deals and close cutting-edge agreements. Frieden holds JD and MBA degrees from Columbia University’s Law and Business Schools and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Barnard College.

“I am honored to join the Akoya team and excited to play a role in driving the company’s growth and accelerating consumer-permissioned data access for the financial sector,” said Frieden. “I look forward to implementing legal standards that are sorely needed to address current industry challenges and enhance data access for all, especially those who integrate on to the Akoya Data Access Network.”

Akoya facilitates direct API connections by providing a single point of integration for both data providers (financial institutions) and data recipients (data aggregators and fintechs). In addition, Akoya implements Financial Data Exchange (FDX) API specifications as well as legal and security standards.

About Akoya

Akoya is changing the way consumer financial data is accessed and shared. Through a single integration on to the Akoya Data Access Network, aggregators and fintechs can directly connect with financial institutions to securely obtain consumer-permissioned financial data. Akoya manages these relationships and serves as an interoperable solution that is available to the entire financial services industry

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