One Outstanding Duck

Joshua Greenough ’02 receives the 2013 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Joshua Greenough ’02 receives his award from UO President Michael Gottfredson (r) and UOAA Executive Director Tim Clevenger (l).

Banking innovator Joshua Greenough, a 2002 graduate of the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business Honors Program and the College of Arts and Sciences, is the 2013 recipient of the University of Oregon Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Greenough was presented with the award on the Matthew Knight Arena court during the UO men’s basketball game against the USC Trojans on February 1, after first being acknowledged at the UOAA’s Member Appreciation Party.

San Francisco resident Greenough, No. 1 on Bank Innovation’s “2013 Innovators to Watch” list, founded the mobile application Bankons and recently sold select parts of its software to Capital One, before accepting a position as Senior Director of Innovation at Capital One Labs. Greenough won a Finovate Best in Show award for Bankons, which allowed customers to find businesses offering special deals in their area. Capital One Labs incubates and tests new Capital One products and ideas before they are released to the public.

While at the UO, Greenough was a member of the ultimate frisbee team that advanced to the final four of the 2001 College Championships. Greenough continued to play after graduation, and in 2010 won the World Ultimate Club Championships with his Bay Area-based team, Revolver.

As a recipient of the UOAA Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Greenough joins a select list of Ducks that includes television personality Ann Curry (1996), marathoner and Olympic track coach Alberto Salazar (1998), and Paralympian and motivational speaker Tiana Tozer (2010).