Brad Cowie is the President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Green Dot Tax Division, also know as Tax Processing Group or TPG. Green Dot is a leading fintech company that provides alternative banking solutions for business and consumers who don’t have access to, or don’t find traditional retail banking services functional, convenient and cost effective. Prior to starting with TPG, Brad served in several executive leadership roles for Pacific Capital Ban, including Chief Risk Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Community Lending. Pacific Capital was a consortium of community banks with local brand names which reflects the business model of the Pacific Capital which was to be committed to development and nurturing of relationships in local communities. Brad has carried the core value of commitment to building and strengthening community in both his professional and personal life.
Brad lived in San Diego through the age of 16 when his family returned to their hometown of Santa Barbara, California. Brad graduated from Westmont College with an undergraduate degree in Economics and went on to pursue an MBA at Thunderbird School of Global Management, completed the Pacific Coast Banking School graduate program at University of Washington, and attained his Certified Public Accountant license (CPA).
Brad first witnessed rugby as a young boy watching OMBAC play at Robb Field. While he was drawn to the sport at an early age, Brad didn’t play until graduate school and later for the Santa Barbara Grunions Rugby Club. He played with Grunions for approximately 15 years before moving back to San Diego in September 2010. While at a local San Diego pub, Brad noticed a boy about the age of his kids wearing a Mustangs rugby sweatshirt. After talking with the Coach, Brad’s boys signed up to play and have played over 10 years now. Brad has coached and served various roles with Mustangs Board over that time.
Brad strongly believes it is an individual’s responsibility to contribute to the development and welfare of their community. While living in Santa Barbara he was deeply involved with many United Way initiatives over several years including serving terms on the United Way Board Advisory Committee and as Campaign Manager. He also served on the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce. Since moving to San Diego, Brad has been involved with organizations such as Bridge of Hope, Hope Leadership Foundation, and Voices for Children.