1. Ep. 566 w/ Matt Johnner President of Participate 42:43

Redefining the Landscape with Participate.

At Participate, we seamlessly blend the age-old tradition of banking with the dynamic pulse of technology, revolutionizing both syndications and participations in the financial world.

We Stand For…

Inclusive Banking: From syndications to participations, we equip financial institutions to handle loans of all sizes, broadening their horizons and unlocking unprecedented opportunities.

Democratized Lending: Whether it’s a sizable syndication or a modest loan, we ensure that every transaction is executed with precision, enabling banks to expand their portfolio without limitations.

Digital Prowess: Our platform’s real-time, cloud-based capabilities streamline processes, ensuring efficiency without compromising on reliability.

Relationships at the Core: In the age of automation, we prioritize human connections, understanding that the essence of banking is rooted in trust and collaboration.

Staying Ahead: The financial realm is ever-evolving. Participate ensures institutions remain at the forefront, equipped with cutting-edge tools tailored to their needs.

Community Champions: Drawing inspiration from our parent, BankLabs, we’re dedicated to fortifying community-driven banking. With Participate, institutions can face modern challenges while upholding their foundational values.

Embrace the future of finance with Participate – Where every loan, big or small, gets the spotlight it deserves.


Kevin Horek TV/Radio/Podcast Host, UX/UI Designer, NoCode Developer, Cybersecurity Hobbyist

I am Kevin Horek, a Chief Design Officer, UX/UI prototyper, TV/Radio Host, and a published author by Packt Publishing on Zurb's responsive framework, Foundation 5. I studied web development and design at universities across North America, including UCLA and the University of Alberta. My Radio/TV/Podcast, Building The Future, was started to get over my fear of public speaking. I continue to push myself out of my comfort zone by blogging for AlphaGamma, TechZulu, and SOCAP. I also recently emceed SUP-X - The Start-Up Expo and had a live fireside chat on stage with the keynote speaker.

For over 26 years, I have been working on web and mobile apps for some of the world’s most notable and well-respected organizations. Among them are BMW, Best Buy, Apple, Adobe, Sprint, Eastlink, TD Canada Trust, Qantas Airlines, Emirates Airlines, CB Richard Ellis, Microsoft, The Home Depot, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Singapore University of Technology, and Design, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Monsanto, Cargill, Sage Therapeutics, Goshen Health, PepsiCo, The United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Air Force Civil Engineering Center, Abu Dhabi Health Services, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture, and Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International.

My design and development projects have won critical acclaim and were featured by media outlets like USA Today, Bloomberg, Fortune, Apple Insider & Hit Parader magazine.

I continue to champion superior user experiences and maintain a relentless focus on achieving my goals in all of my ventures. I have been a contributor to the open-source community on FOLIO, and I co-host a monthly tech meetup in my hometown of Edmonton called Nerds Night Out.