Financial Data Exchange Welcomes Porche Matthews as Associate of Communications & Marketing and Promotes Dan Johnston to Documentation Manager

FDX continues growth of core team serving its members and financial industry technical standards

Posted on 4/23/2021

The Financial Data Exchange (FDX) today announced the hiring of Porche Matthews as Associate of Communications & Marketing, and the promotion of Dan Johnston to Documentation Manager as the organization continues to expand its membership and the adoption of the FDX API across the finance industry.

“I am excited about the continued growth of our team at FDX. Porche brings a wealth of marketing and media experience to FDX’s communications program and Dan has absolutely excelled as the chief technical writer for our consortium since he joined FDX last year,” said Don Cardinal, Managing Director of the Financial Data Exchange.

In her new role, Matthews will be responsible for helping execute on all the organization’s internal and external communications needs related to its members, brand, positioning, and deliverables into the marketplace. Matthews has nearly nine years of experience in marketing, design, and social media management and holds a B.S. in Communications from Old Dominion University.

“If I could describe my dream position, this role at FDX would be it”, said Matthews. “I have always wanted to be a part of an organization that is setting standards while making an impact on their members and ultimately the world,” added Matthews.

Dan Johnston joined FDX in February 2020 as FDX’s Senior API Technical Writer before his promotion to Documentation Manager and collaborates with FDX members through various working groups and task forces to create and publish the FDX API Specification and other market deliverables like FDX’s User Experience Guidelines and the organization’s Security, Use Case, and Taxonomy documentation. Dan also works internally on FDX’s key metric surveys and FDX events like the bi-annual FDX Global Summit.

"It is amazing to witness the level of collaboration with FDX member banks and Fintechs, let alone to be a part of it,” said Johnston. “Our members work very thoroughly, often line-by-line, to ensure that each document is fully vetted and approved before publishing and I am glad to be a part of such impressive work,” added Johnston.

FDX currently has 185 members and recently announced that its FDX API is being used by 16 million consumers across the US and Canada for user-permissioned financial data sharing. FDX has nearly 30 different working groups and task forces and is delivering technical standards to the financial services market at a rapid pace

“The FDX staff plays an integral role to ensure that our industry standards are keeping pace with the market and that our members are well served. I am thankful to count such talented individuals as colleagues and friends,” added Cardinal.