Anthony Sharett serves as President of Pathward®, N.A. and Pathward Financial, Inc. Driven by its purpose to power financial inclusion for all, Pathward Financial is the U.S.-based holding company of Pathward, a financial services company focused on increasing financial availability, choice and opportunity across its two core businesses, Banking as a Service and Commercial Finance. In unison, the company’s strategic business lines provide end-to-end support to individuals and businesses, both directly and through partners.
Before being appointed president of Pathward in October 2021, Sharett served in multiple executive-level roles, including Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining the Pathward team, Sharett held several key legal and business unit leadership positions at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, culminating as President of Nationwide Pet Insurance, the largest pet insurer in the U.S., and Interim President for Nationwide Bank, a $7 billion institution at that time.
Previously, Sharett served as partner at BakerHostetler, where he was the national co-leader of the firm’s Financial Service Practice Group.
Sharett earned a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, in Columbus, Ohio, where he is a member of the National Council. He graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.
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Sharett has been nationally recognized as a champion for diversity, inclusion, and equity and has served in leadership positions for the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and for the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is a member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. His insights have been featured in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Business Journals, among other agenda-setting business and financial news sources. Sharett is a nationally recognized speaker regarding BaaS and financial access.
Beyond being a recognized thought leader, Sharett is an active member of the Greater Phoenix Leadership Council. He currently serves on numerous non-profit and for-profit advisory boards, including the Arizona Community Foundation Board of Directors, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and DreamSpring, a community development lender dedicated to accelerating economic empowerment for entrepreneurs.
In 2023, the Phoenix Business Journal recognized Sharett as one of the Most Admired Leaders in the area, and the Arizona Capitol Times named him to its 2023 Banking and Financial Services PowerList.