Innovation Rally-Sept. 15, 2023


Location: IDEA Center (Innovation Park) (View on

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Innovation Rally events feature complementary lunch, innovative speakers, networking and an interactive showcase of emerging and cutting-edge Notre Dame startups and technologies.



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Jack Markwalter


Jack Markwalter serves as the chief executive officer of VIVA. He oversees VIVA’s capital markets, product development, and guides the company’s strategic direction. Jack started VIVA in April of 2019 alongside his brother and co-founder, Hodges. Prior to starting VIVA, Jack worked at Third Lake Capital as a senior analyst. At Third Lake, Jack worked on a number of acquisitions of consumer finance companies and helped to manage Third Lake’s consumer finance portfolio companies.

Jack graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance as a member of the class of 2017.

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Hodges Markwalter


Hodges Markwalter is the COO at VIVA Finance. Prior to this current position, Hodges worked as an investment banking analyst - Equity Capital Markets at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey from July 2018 to May 2019. Hodges also worked as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey from June 2017 to August 2017 and as a Summer Analyst for CIBC for the Real Estate Finance Division from May 2016 to August 2016. Hodges began his career as an intern at Hodges Warehouse + Logistics from June 2014 to July 2014 and at Panattoni Development Company from June 2013 to July 2013. Hodges also interned at the University of Notre Dame Development Office from March 2015 to May 2017.

Hodges studied finance at the University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business. After completing his undergraduate degree, Hodges studied at the University of Notre Dame in London.