Milwaukee-based CrossKudi continues to revolutionize the way people are sending money. Unlike old-school
money transfer companies that take a little piece with every step of the transfer, CrossKudi eliminates
burdensome fees, while allowing users to send money to individuals and merchants all over the world.
This inclusive platform capitalizes on blockchain technology to offer immigrants and underserved communities an alternative designed to facilitate frequent transfers and protect hard-earned dollars. In some cases, CrossKudi can even be a source of passive income for some.
The company name is a reference to the international transactions that have been a central part of the lives of immigrants living abroad.
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Founder and CEO Bobola Odebiyi, CPA is a natural-born problem solver who knew there had to be a better way
to wire and receive money. As a Nigerian-American who deeply understands the pain points of his market,
Bobola created CrossKudi with a mission to deliver better value, ease, and reliability to fellow
immigrants who frequently send money home. Before starting CrossKudi, Bobola worked for Johnson Controls,
Ernst & Young, and PwC LLP where he participated in the company’s accelerator as a tax accountant.
During his time at PwC, Bobola also co-led the global Blockchain Community of Interest and trained colleagues on the implementation of emerging technologies to better serve clients. Bobola holds a master’s degree in professional accounting from UW-Milwaukee. He welcomes opportunities to serve others and hopes to do so by growing CrossKudi.
Timothy Ayoade draws on over 12 years of proven experience with business/data analysis, data governance,
and software development. He has served in high-level positions such as Global MDM Intercompany Senior
Analyst, SAP Master Data Business Analyst, Senior Data Analyst, and Master Data Lead for several
multinational companies, including 3M and Nestle. Timothy has built a reputation for being a skilled
problem solver with exceptional communication skills, leading teams of all sizes through complex
Timothy’s expertise includes all aspects of master data management (customer, material, vendor), MM, SD, and IM modules. He also possesses advanced knowledge of MM, IM, and WM modules through version 4.6c to ECC 7.0. Timothy holds an MBA from the Eberly College of Business at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Like his colleagues at CrossKudi, Timothy, too, has experienced the frustrations of using typical money transfer methods. And he is thrilled to lend his unique experience to introduce CrossKudi to hardworking people all over the world.
As Head of Technology & Asia Expansion, Rajnish Kumar brings his proven experience with all aspects of
technical architecture to CrossKudi. He has served with several global companies in roles such as Lead
Technical Architect, Partner, Mobility CoE Head, and SOA Architect.
Along with his technical development and architecture skills, Rajnish’s expertise also includes application and network security. He is an alumnus of the National Institute of Technology Rourkela where he earned a BE in Mechanical Engineering. Rajnish also earned his SSCE from Sainik School in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. His personal experiences sending money across borders drive his desire to continue improving the process for people all over the world.
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