At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CEO’ operating in the Payments space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
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Co-Founder and CEO of Bolt
Ryan is cofounder and CEO at Bolt, an end-to-end platform that replaces fragmented online shopping, payment, and fraud software. Ryan is also a thought-leader in the digital currency space, having cofounded the Beam currency and started the original Stanford Bitcoin Group. Mr. Breslow is a former Co-Founder and CEO at Sites by Hand. He studied Computer Science at Stanford University.
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About Bolt: Bolt is developing a checkout experience platform that helps retailers convert and retain more of their shoppers.
Co-Founder and CEO of StrongBlock
David Moss is a blockchain expert, keynote speaker and strategic advisor. He has the distinction of holding two prominent roles in the creation of EOS, the decentralized blockchain operating system: as SVP of Technology Operations at Block.One leading EOS technology development; and directing the EOS mainnet launch with the worldwide Block Producer community. Previously David was the founder of a technology and management consultancy for Fortune 100 companies, the founder of a predictive crowd analytics platform, the founding CIO of Edmunds.com, and President of an entertainment production company working with top international artists for major label and television networks.
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About StrongBlock: StrongBlock is a team of highly experienced blockchain, governance, security, and database technology experts.
Founder & CEO of Affirm
Max Levchin is an investor and advisor to emerging technology companies. He was previously the chairman and chief executive officer of HVF, a startup lab focused on extracting insights from recordable information. Levchin co-founded Confinity Inc. in December 1998, and served as the Chief Technology Officer and a director. He also founded NetMeridian Software, a developer of early Internet applications Levchin also serves as chairman of the boards of directors of Yelp Inc. and Kaggle Inc., and as a director of Evernote Corporation.
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About Affirm, Glow, HVF Labs, SciFi VC: Affirm is a financial technology services company that offers installment loans to consumers at the point of sale.
Founder & CEO of Long-Term Stock Exchange
Eric is the author of New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, The Startup Way, and The Leaders Guide (funded by one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time). He’s also the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, practiced by individuals and companies around the world and the inspiration behind the LTSE. He has founded a number of startups, including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies across many industries.
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About IDEO, Long-Term Stock Exchange, Pivotal: The Long-Term Stock Exchange designs an SEC-regulated national securities exchange that aligns great companies and long-term investors.
Co-Founder & CEO of Square
Jack Dorsey is the Co-Founder & CEO of Twitter Ventures
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About Cash App, Square, Twitter Ventures: Block is a merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company that aims to simplify commerce through technology.
Founder & CEO of Justworks
Isaac is the Founder & CEO of Justworks. Prior to founding Justworks, Isaac worked at Etsy where he designed, built and launched the company’s payment processing platform. Isaac came to Etsy through the acquisition of Adtuitive, a contextual advertising startup which he co-founded. He has held product management and software development positions at Amazon.com, Yahoo!, NCSA and Lucent Technologies. In addition, he served as an intelligence officer in the National Guard and Army Reserve. Isaac holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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About Justworks: Justworks provides small and medium-sized businesses with simple software and expert support for payroll, benefits, HR, and compliance.
Chief Executive Officer of Online Check Writer
Sabeer Nelliparamban is the founder of OnlineCheckWriter.Com, Tyler Petroleum, and Official member of Forbes Business Council. As well as being a successful East Texas businessman. Having 200+ employees using all the technology and software in the business. Always building better software solutions not only from our own experience but also in partnership with 40+ dedicated developers and teams. He wanted to build a better check management experience for small businesses and consumers that leaves no stone unturned. He is a technology orientated, with 15 years of experience in many different industries, from Oil and Fuel, retail to real estate. This software was initially made for Tyler Petroleum itself and later released to the public. Tyler Petroleum is an Inc.5000 fastest growing private companies of America. It is more than a check printing software includes preventing fake/forged/unauthorized checks automatically, automated reconciliation of cleared and uncleared checks, print deposit slips for any banks, checks for every scenario, including management control. It features access levels for users/employees who issue checks on behalf of the company. His team blends cutting edge technology with objective financial service. He believes that this is the best way to empower both individuals and businesses. With a client-centric business model, OnlineCheckWriter.Com is fundamentally altering the traditional check writing landscape.
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About Online Check Writer, Tyler Petroleum Inc, Zil Banking, Zil Money: Online Check Writer is an all-in-one financial service provider with all kinds of payment options to pay and get paid.
Founder and CEO of Coins.ph
Ron Hose CEO of Coins.ph, a company that delivers financial services over mobile to people in Southeast Asia. Prior to coins.ph, Ron was the CTO of the video communication service [TokBox](/organization/tokbox). He co-founded the company with Serge Faguet in 2007. Most recently, Ron was a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital fund backed by [Eric Schmidt](/person/eric-schmidt). Ron graduated from Cornell University with a Masters degree in Computer Science.
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About Coins.ph: Coins.ph delivers financial services over mobile to people who are currently unserved by traditional banks.
Co-Founder and CEO of Divvy
Blake Murray is the founder and CEO of Divvy.He was the owner and CEO of MRC and VP of Business Development at Weave Communications.
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About Divvy: Divvy is a platform that helps businesses manage payments and subscriptions, build strategic budgets, and eliminate expense reports.
CEO and Executive Director of Stellar Development Foundation
Denelle Dixon is the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. Before joining Stellar, Dixon served as COO of Mozilla, one of the most successful mission-driven open-source organizations. During her tenure at Mozilla, she led the organization’s business, revenue and policy teams including the ongoing fight for Net Neutrality and the global effort to ensure that people can control their personal data. She also pushed Mozilla to understand how to partner with commercial entities while staying true to its core mission of openness, innovation, and opportunity on the web. A lawyer by trade, Denelle previously served as a general counsel and legal advisor in private equity and technology. Throughout her career, Denelle has been a vocal advocate for net neutrality, encryption, the disclosure of vulnerabilities by governments, and greater user choice and control.
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About Stellar Development Foundation: Stellar Development Foundation supports the development and growth of Stellar, a blockchain network that connects financial infrastructure.
President & CEO of Mastercard
Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of MasterCard and a member of its board of directors. Banga is a member of President Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He is chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council and a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012. Banga serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable, and is vice chair of the Financial Services Roundtable as well as the Business Council. He is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of New York. He serves on the board of overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and on the board of governors of the American Red Cross, the New York City Ballet, and the Partnership for New York City. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Moscow School of Management (Skolkovo). Banga is a past director of Kraft Foods and has also served on the board of trustees of the Asia Society, the New York Hall of Science, and the National Urban League. Prior to MasterCard, Banga was chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific. During his career at Citigroup, he held a variety of senior management roles in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also oversaw the company’s efforts in microfinance. Banga began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. He also spent two years with PepsiCo, where he was instrumental in launching its fast food franchises in India as the economy liberalized. He is a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
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About Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, Mastercard: Mastercard provides payment processing products and solutions, and related consulting services.
CPO & Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard
Michael Miebach is chief product officer for MasterCard. In this role, he leads the development, commercialization and management of the company’s global core products offerings, which include consumer credit and debit, commercial, prepaid and loyalty solutions. Miebach is also a member of the company’s Management Committee. Prior to assuming this role in January 2016, Miebach was president of the company’s Middle East and Africa region, focused on driving the evolution of payments and delivering increased value to MasterCard stakeholders. He joined MasterCard in 2010 from Barclays Bank PLC, where he was the managing director for Middle East and North Africa, responsible for the bank’s corporate, commercial and consumer business in the region. He also served as managing director for Barclays Africa. Prior to Barclays, Miebach held several senior-level positions over 13 years at Citibank in Germany, Austria, UK and Turkey. His experience spanned cards and consumer finance, corporate and investment banking, operations and financial control. He is a member of the Accion board of directors, providing insight and guidance to the organization as it works to support the two billion adults across the world lacking access to formal financial services. Miebach also is a member of the G-20Y Association Advisory Board. Miebach holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Passau in Germany.
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About Mastercard: Mastercard provides payment processing products and solutions, and related consulting services.
Executive Vice President data and services, Global merchant loyalty ( CEO Session M) of Mastercard
Lars is a proven entrepreneur with extensive experience in the mobile and digital media industries and currently working as Executive Vice president in mastercard.
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About Mastercard: Mastercard provides payment processing products and solutions, and related consulting services.
Co-Founder & CEO of Jeeves
Dileep Thazhmon is the Co-Founder and CEO at Jeeves.
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About Jeeves: Jeeves is a fintech company that brings financial solutions to businesses globally.
Chief Executive Officer of Fundbox
A seasoned internet technology executive, Prashant was most recently SVP of Advertising Products at Yahoo, joining the Yahoo team through their acquisition of Flurry, where he was the Chief Product Officer. Prior to Yahoo, Prashant was Senior Director of Product Management at Facebook and Product Director at Google. Prashant received a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He also holds an MA in Business research; an MS in Statistics; a PhD minor in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Research; and a PhD in Business, all from Stanford University.
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About Fundbox: Fundbox is an AI-powered financial platform for small businesses.
CEO & Co-Founder of Chargebacks911
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About Cardone Capital, Chargebacks911, Fi911, Global Risk Technologies: A risk mitigation and chargeback remediation firm that specializes in friendly fraud management with prevention and dispute services.
Co-Founder & CEO of Fast
Domm Holland is the co-founder and CEO of Fast, the world’s fastest online login and checkout platform. An entrepreneur and self-taught engineer, Domm has founded and scaled companies in the logistics, transportation and technology sectors. He previously founded and served as CEO of Tow, an on-demand vehicle towing platform in Australia that processed more than $50M in transactions. During his tenure there, Domm was awarded the top spot on the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 and recognized as the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Domm has worked across Australia and the U.S., working in national and multinational telecommunications and technology companies, including Dell, with deep cross-function experience. Domm’s background provides him with a unique perspective that spans R&D, sales and operations, all of which have contributed to his vision for Fast.
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About Fast, FAST Group: Fast provides an online login and checkout solutions designed to provide users with a secure shopping experience.
Co-Founder & CEO of Clip
Adolfo Babatz is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PayClip Inc., a mobile payments platform for Emerging Markets. The company is based in Redwood City, California and Mexico City. Before Clip, Adolfo was responsible for Customer Engagement for PayPal LatinAmerica. Before moving into the product team Adolfo led the team that opened PayPal in Mexico. Right before PayPal, Adolfo studied his MBA at MIT where he specialized in Entrepreneurship & Economics of Information. Prior to MIT, Adolfo was part of the founding team at The Carlyle Group Mexico where he worked as an Analyst. Before joining Carlyle, Adolfo worked as an Advisor for the Executive VicePresident of GrupoDesc, one of Mexico’s largest industrial conglomerates.
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About Clip: Clip is the leading digital payments and commerce enablement platform in Mexico.
Founder & CEO of Glean analytics
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About Glean analytics: Glean unlocks the powerful data detailed in vendor invoices/receipts to surface relevant spend insights and drive spend accountability
Founder & CEO of Stronghold
Tammy is the CEO of Stronghold, an API platform that creates virtual payment networks that enable instant settlement and interoperability between legacy and new payment networks. Tammy served as the first Head of Growth at Stellar, helping the network grow to 4 million users in its first two months. A former partner at accelerator 500 Startups, she invested in portfolio companies and ran the growth and marketing curriculum for its flagship Silicon Valley location. She is a graduate of Singularity University’s GSP11 in Exponential Technologies at NASA Ames where she first learned about Bitcoin from legendary cryptographer Ralph Merkle.
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About Action Factory, Stronghold: Stronghold creates virtual payment networks that give developers access legacy and next-generation payment networks through a simple API.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Synapse
Sankaet Pathak is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Synapse.
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About Synapse: Synapse is a banking platform that enables companies to provide financial products to their customers.
CEO of Synapse
Fujimoto Shigeo is the CEO at Synapse.
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About Synapse: Synapse is a banking platform that enables companies to provide financial products to their customers.
George Baker Sr.
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of ParkHub
Entrepreneurial, practical, and a visionary. These words seem somewhat contradictory, but these words truly describe George’s leadership style. His experience and education have led him to the point where he is today – building his own brand in the parking industry and beyond. Even though he has big ideas, he possesses the pragmatism to see the limitations, challenges and obstacles at hand. He believes in others and enjoys building teams and driving innovation through collaborative effort. This team-first ethos forms the foundation upon which George built ParkHub into the successful and driven organization that it is today. George has nearly 17 years of hands-on experience in the parking realm, focusing on managing the parking operations of class-A office garage facilities and comparable top-tier parking operations across the continental United States. He prides himself on deep domain knowledge of the event parking space and providing a comprehensive suite of services both software and hardware to support his ever-growing clientele therein. In order to consistently exceed customer expectations in the event-parking space, ParkHub provides logistics and occupancy management services, as well as cutting-edge insights into parking management. Truly, George is reshaping the parking universe, one satisfied customer at a time. When he’s not modernizing the parking world, he’s at his home in Dallas, Texas, spending time with his wife Chelsey and their two children, George II and Kuper. George graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Science in Regional Development | City Planning. George is a proud Eagle Scout, Past Worshipful Master of his Texas Masonic Lodge, winner of the 2016 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award, multiple recipient of the National Parking Association 40 under 40 award, 2016 finalist of EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and devoted member his local Highland Park United Methodist Church congregation.
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About ParkHub: ParkHub is a technology company that provides software and hardware for the destination industry.
Co-Founder & CEO of AtoB
Vignan Velivela is the Co-Founder & CEO at AtoB.
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About AtoB: AtoB is a technology company building payments infrastructure for the transportation industry.
President and CEO of Wells Fargo
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About Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.3 trillion assets providing banking, insurance, and investments.
CEO, Pacific Northwest Commercial Banking of Wells Fargo
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About Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.3 trillion assets providing banking, insurance, and investments.
CEO & Co-Founder of BitPay
Stephen has over 20 years of experience building software systems in the financial and telecommunications industries.
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About BitPay: BitPay provides enterprise-grade bitcoin payment solutions for businesses and organizations.
Co-Founder & CEO of Finicity
Steven Smith is Finicity’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He has strong strategic and tactical business skills and combines them with a passion to develop products and services that make a positive difference in people’s lives. Prior to co-founding Finicity, Steve served as a senior member of the executive team at Megahertz Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of data communication products for mobile computers. At the close of his nine-year tenure, Megahertz had more than 1,200 employees and claimed more than 50 percent of the North American PC Card market. Most recently, Steve led the acquisition and management of a global industrial engineering and manufacturing firm. Under his direction, the company became a leading supplier of critical service control equipment for chemical and petrochemical plants. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Utah.
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About Finicity: Finicity provides open banking services, real-time financial data access and insights.
CEO & Co-Founder of Very Good Security
Mahmoud and Marshall started Very Good Security to solve recurring data security and privacy challenges faced by organizations in regulated and/or compliant environments. Today’s modern organizations face ever-changing data security challenges in an evolving landscape and require an adaptive approach to cyber security to augment security infrastructure investments. Mahmoud co-founded and served as the CTO of a a YCominbator W2011 company, Balanced Payments, a leading-edge developer friendly payments processor acquired in 2015. He is also an active angel investor, serves as an advisor to numerous FinTech startups, and is an avid fan of cryptography. Mahmoud holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from University of Maryland: College Park. A fun fact is that actually learned to code by reverse engineering Age of Empires and Warcraft III.
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About Very Good Security: Very Good Security is a fintech & data security enablement platform helping to maximize the value of data without compliance & breach risk.
CEO of Flywire
Mike has successfully grown organizations for the past 14 years, both in start-up environments and multi-billion dollar companies. Prior to peerTransfer, he was Vice President of Strategic Accounts & Corporate Development at Carrier iQ, ranked #9 in the Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Venture-Funded Companies of 2011, where he lead the global sales team in revenue for five years as well as being responsible for new market development and global alliances. Prior to Carrier iQ, Mike held numerous sales and consulting positions at edocs, Inc. which was acquired by Siebel Systems in 2004 and subsequently by Oracle in 2005. Mike began his career as part of the technical risk services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Babson College.
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About Flywire: Flywire is a global payments enablement and software company.
Founder and CEO of Fluz
Maurice is a Founder of the Fluz App. He is a serial entrepreneur with a 10-year background in e-commerce. He currently manages over 20 e-commerce sites in the B2B and B2C environment, ranging from interactive learning-based experiences to price-competitive marketplace trading sites. Experience in all areas of e-commerce sites, ranging from custom e-commerce software development to operational planning. He has extensive experience in fashion eCommerce and marketplace selling.
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About Fluz: Reinventing cashback to give you more. Get paid when you shop + when your friends shop. Earn Cashback Forever.
Chief Executive Officer of Finix
Richie Serna serves as the CEO and co-founder at Finix.
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About Finix: From startups to publicly traded companies, Finix offers everything software platforms need to build world-class payments experiences.
Founder & CEO of KyckGlobal
Ashish Bahl is a proven FinTech entrepreneur who has founded, grown, and monetized significant ventures in the eInvoicing, debit routing, eCommerce, and home banking industries. Ashish’s current company, KyckGlobal, is a powerful SaaS-based payments platform that enables companies of all sizes to pay employees, contractors, and customers through more than a dozen payment types. Ashish holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
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About KyckGlobal: SaaS firm with a cloud-based platform featuring 15 integrated payment methods to streamline overhead and optimize the payee experience.
Co-Founder and CEO of Migo
Ekechi Nwokah has 20 years of experience building distributed systems and data center infrastructure. He was a visiting professor at Purdue University before leaving academia to join SGI and NASA, where he built large parallel Altix and Origin machines, and was tech lead on COLUMBIA, the fastest supercomputer in the world in 2004. He is also an expert in cloud infrastructure and security, having spent several years at Amazon AWS building cloud services. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University.
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About Migo: Migo is a cloud-based platform that allows customers to use loans, make purchases, and withdraw cash without the need for plastic cards.
Co-Founder & CEO of Kushki
Aron Schwarzkopf is the Co-Founder and CEO at Kushki.
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About Kushki, New York Angels, Techstars: Kushki offers clients an integrated payments platform and omnichannel solutions for e-commerce, m-commerce, and physical stores.
CEO & Co-Founder of Splitwise
He is Co-founder and CEO of Splitwise.
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About Splitwise: Splitwise is a mobile app and web platform that builds consumer FinTech software to help users split expenses.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Visa
Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company, the entity created to raise funds for and host Super Bowl XLVIII, from April 2011 to August 2014. Previously, Alfred Kelly held senior positions at the American Express Company, a global financial services company, for 23 years, including serving as President from July 2007 to April 2010, Group President, Consumer, Small Business and Merchant Services from June 2005 to July 2007, and Group President, U.S. Consumer and Small Business Services from June 2000 to June 2005. Prior to joining American Express, Alfred Kelly was the head of information systems at the White House from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Kelly also held various positions in information systems and financial planning at PepsiCo Inc. from 1981 to 1985. Alfred Kelly currently serves on the board of directors of MetLife Inc, and previously was a director of Affinion Group.
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About NY / NJ Super Bowl, Visa: Visa is a multinational financial services company that facilitates electronic payment systems throughout the world.
Co-Founder & CEO of Resolve
Chris Tsai is the Co-Founder & CEO at Resolve.
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About Resolve: Resolve is a B2B payments platform that offers buy now, pay later billing for business purchases.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Allego
As an Executive-in-Residence with Summit Partners, Yuchun Lee works closely with the Summit team to help identify and build leading technology companies with a focus on enterprise software and data analytics. Yuchun currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Clarabridge, a company backed by Summit in 2013. Yuchun is the founder and former CEO of Summit portfolio company Unica Corporation, a software company focused on meeting the needs of marketers seeking to embrace technology to reach new customers. As Unica’s CEO since its inception in 1992, Yuchun chose Summit as a growth equity partner in 1999. Yuchun guided Unica to a successful IPO in 2005 and under his leadership, the company became a global provider of enterprise marketing management solutions serving more than 1,500 businesses worldwide. In 2010, Unica was acquired by IBM. Yuchun remained with IBM until 2012, serving as Vice President and General Manager of IBM’s Enterprise Marketing Management Group, with a global responsibility focusing on the needs of Chief Marketing Officers. Yuchun holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and an MBA from Babson College.
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About Allego, Summit Partners: Allego provides a mobile video based sales learning and development platform for high tech, financial services, medical device and pharma.
founder and CEO of Wrapbook
Ali Javid is the founder and CEO of Wrapbook.
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About Wrapbook: Wrapbook provides digital profiles that facilitate onboarding, paying and insuring project workforces compliantly.
CEO of Dwolla
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About Dwolla: Dwolla is a fintech company powering innovations with sophisticated account-to-account payment solutions.
CEO of Outspoken
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About Appetize, Outspoken, Outspoken: Outspoken is the most experienced SMS and MMS messaging platform in the US.
CEO and Co-Founder of Routable
Omri founded ZIIBRA in 2011 with the goal of helping artists turn their creative projects into full-time gigs. He has become renowned for his email-slaying skills and tireless attention to design and product. When he’s not in the office, you can find him picking up a new record to listen to, eating copious amounts of sushi, or cheering for his alma mater, the University of Washington.
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About Routable: Routable is a B2B payments-based platform that allows its users to send and receive business-to-business payments.
CEO of Paytient
CEO @ Paytient.co former engineer, hospital administrator, founder at Paytient
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About Paytient: Healthcare fintech, payment
CEO, Co-Founder of Scratchpay
John Keatley is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Scratchpay.
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About Pasadena Angels, Scratchpay: Scratchpay is a patient financing solution for veterinary care.
CEO of Connexeo
Charlie is responsible for driving the company’s strategy and leading our world-class team. Prior to joining YottaMark, Piper was CEO of Prommis Solutions (acquired by 4 law firms), was previously CEO of ePay and DVDPlay, Inc. (acquired by NCR), SVP Operations of Blackhawk Network, Inc., and VP of Corporate Retail Operations of Safeway, Inc. He spent the first 20 years of his career holding a wide variety of roles in grocery retail management, and earned an MBA from Regis University. Charlie is an avid cyclist, outdoor sportsman, and diver.
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About Connexeo, YottaMark: A global software-as-a-service platform serving education & community organization.
Co-Founder & CEO of Chipper Cash
Ham Serunjogi is a co-founder and CEO at Chipper Cash.
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About Chipper Cash: Chipper Cash is a fintech platform that offers mobile, cross-border money transfer services.
Co-founder & CEO of Recharge
Oisin O’Connor currently works as the co-founder and CEO for ReCharge. He previously worked at Bootstrap Heroes as the co-founder.
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About Recharge: Recharge offers subscription management software for e-commerce businesses.
Christine de Wendel
Co-Founder, CEO US of Sundayapp
Christine de Wendel is a Co-Founder & CEO US sunday.
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About Sundayapp: Sundayapp is a fully integrated solution built for restaurants, bars, pubs, cafés, and hotels customers to pay for their food via a QR code.
CEO of Geopay.me
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About Aiolos Holdings, Geopay.me, Hydrogen Innovations Co, iBlockchain Bank & Trust Technologies Co., Realbloc Holdings, Sustainability Creative Co.: Geopay.me, is a privately held US alternative payment network based on Blockchain technologies
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Transactis
Joe Proto is Chairman and CEO of Transactis, part of his three decades in the billing and payments industry as a senior executive and successful entrepreneur. Prior to Transactis, he launched REMITCO, a payments company acquired in 2000 by First Data, as well as Financial Telesis (CashFlex) which was acquired in 1992 by CoreStates, now part of Wells Fargo. Joe co-founded Windham Ventures (an innovation leader in healthcare and med tech), and is a limited partner at Metamorphic Ventures (digital media and e-commerce) and ff Venture Capital (technology). Joe is Chairman of SpendSmart Payments Company (SSPC: OTC) a fast growing mobile loyalty platform with 3.5 million digital subscribers. Joe is a member of various financial services organizations including the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), he is Co-Chair of the Consumer Payments Advisory Committee of the Payments Innovation Council as well as serving on the Board of Advisors at the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA), and is a frequent speaker at conferences in the financial technology industry.
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About Transactis, Windham Venture Partners: Transactis provides banks and merchants with SaaS-based billing, payment, and loyalty products.
Co-Founder & CEO of Fivestars
Victor Ho is the CEO and Co-Founder of FiveStars, a venture-backed startup building a consumer identity platform that personalizes commerce in the real world by harnessing the power of big data, predictive analytics, and cloud-based marketing automation. Previously, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co.in New York, where he helped multiple Fortune 500 companies build and manage their loyalty and customer retention programs. He was recently selected to Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Victor holds three degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Rubik’s cube enthusiast with a personal best of 45 seconds.
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About Fivestars: Fivestars provides a platform that offers loyalty, marketing, payments, and other services to small merchants and businesses.
Co-Founder and CEO of Paystack
Shola Akinlade is the Co-founder and CEO at Paystack.
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About Paystack: Paystack lets businesses accept payments via credit card, debit card, money transfer and mobile money on their websites or mobile apps.
CEO of OpenNode
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About OpenNode: OpenNode offers accessible way for e-commerce businesses to process bitcoin payments.
Co-Founder & CEO of LoopPay
Will has built several successful companies in the mobile computing space. With his background in electrical engineering, computer science and psycho-acoustics (how humans perceive sound), he founded OnVocal to tackle the fundamental problems with how we hear and are heard when interacting with our smartphones and other devices. Founder CEO of LoopPay sold to Samsung, now Global Co-GM Samsung Pay; Board of Directors Synchrony (SYF NYSE); MIT Connection Science Fellow; Founder/CEO of: ROAM Data (sold to Ingenico); WAY System (sold to Verifone); EntitleNet (sold to BEA/Oracle); MIT Dual Masters; Nuclear Submarine Officer;
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About Indigo Technologies, LoopPay, MIT Media Lab, Onvocal, OV Loop: LoopPay is an m-commerce platform provider that enables retail consumers to pay with their mobile phones.
CEO/Founder of Anedot
CEO, Founder of Anedot.
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About Anedot: Anedot is a donation platform built to help campaigns and ministries raise more money with less effort.
CEO and Co-Founder of Spinwheel
Tomás Campos is the CEO and Co-Founder of Spinwheel.
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About Spinwheel: Transform how your business and your customers see, understand, and act on debt with our industry-leading debt APIs and drop-in modules.
Founder & CEO of CASHDROP
Ruben Flores-Martinez is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CASHDROP.
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About CASHDROP, Sugr: CASHDROP is a mobile commerce platform that helps businesses create and manage an online storefront from a smartphone.
CEO & Co-Founder of Tiv
Jed Strong currently works as the CEO & Co-founder for Tiv. He previously worked at Intersport as the General Manager.
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About Tiv: Tiv is a financial technology company that offers mobile banking and rewards products built for the gaming community.
CEO of OODA Health
Seth is CEO and Co-Founder of OODA Health. Previous to OODA Health, Seth served as the Vice President of Sales and Alliances for Castlight Health. At Castlight, Seth led the team responsible for market partnerships and key national accounts. Seth was one of the earliest employees at Castlight and served on the leadership team. Seth is currently a member of Castlight’s board of directors. Prior to Castlight, Seth was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Seth was a member of the Healthcare Payer and Provider Practice and a founding member of McKinsey’s Center for Healthcare Reform. Seth earned an MBA from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Seth completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University as a Phi Beta Kappa.
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About OODA Health: OODA Health is a healthcare technology company that offers a software billing platform for providers, payers, patients, and insurers.
Founder and CEO of Clover
John is co-founder and CEO of Clover Network, Inc. (a First Data Company). Previously, he was an EIR at Sutter Hill Ventures and a founding engineer at Bix (acquired by Yahoo!). He also built distributed systems at BEA and Sun and got his start in consulting at Cambridge Technology Partners. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
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About Clover: Clover is a cloud-based open business operating system, powered by Android-based devices.
Co-founder & CEO of Helium Health
Goke is one of Africa’s finest entrepreneurs at the forefront of technology disruptions across Africa. A Johns Hopkins University alumni and previously an engineer at eBay, PayPal and Goldman Sachs in the U.S., Goke has a penchant for solving tough problems. He served on the founding team of Africa’s leading social network with 30m+ users and received multiple honours/awards from Forbes, Chevron, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, etc.
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About Helium Health, MAGIC Fund: Helium Health is an EHR company specializing in developing hospital software to manage patients’ health records and data.
Executive Chairman & CEO of Emergent Payments
Mitch Davis is a digital media pioneer with a long record of entrepreneurial success. As founder, chairman, and CEO of Massive Incorporated, Davis sparked a revolution in the video game industry with the introduction of the world’s first and largest in-game advertising network, which unlocked new revenue opportunities for publishers while delivering global reach and targeted, high-value impressions for advertisers. At the time of its sale to Microsoft in 2006, Massive’s exclusive network served more than 80 blue chip advertisers including Coke, Toyota, and every Hollywood studio, and served ads in top-selling titles from 40 publishers including EA, Activision, THQ, Take 2, Sony Online Entertainment, Disney, and Vivendi Universal Games. Over the course of his career, Davis has worked with over 73 video games from 40 different developers across multiple genres. Mitch is currently the Co-Founder and Chairman of Live Gamer, the leading global monetization platform & the world’s first combined e-commerce and advertising platform. Other entrepreneurial successes include co-founding Digital Rights, subsequently acquired by Liberty One; as well as co-founding Parcelhouse, an international middleware software developer with clients including FedEx, DHL, and IKEA. During his tenure as Senior Vice President of Encyclopedia Britannica, Davis had P&L responsibility for the Britannica.com and CD Rom business units.
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About Emergent Payments: Emergent provides optimized payment solutions for merchants in high growth markets including India, South East Asia and Latin America.
Founder and CEO of PayNearMe
Danny Shader is the founder and CEO of PayNearMe, the world’s only real-time electronic cash transaction network. PayNearMe is used by financial institutions, utilities companies, property managers and other businesses to digitize cash collections and eliminate the hassle of manual collection methods such as money orders. The service allows consumers who need to use or prefer cash, to easily make payments at over 17,000 retail locations including 7-Eleven and Family Dollar stores using cash. Danny has a long history of building innovative, high-growth companies. In 2000, he was tapped by Eric Hahn to lead Good Technology, a struggling company that made MP3 players that attached to PDAs. He scrapped the hardware plan, built a corporate messaging service to run on devices competing with BlackBerry, and by 2004, had Good’s software running on Palm Treo, RIM’s main competitor. Three years later, Motorola bought Good for $500 million. Before Good Technology, Danny co-founded Accept.com, the first consumer-to-consumer payment services company, which he sold to Amazon in 1999 for $175 million. Danny holds an engineering degree from University of California Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University. Follow him on Twitter at @dshader.
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About Handle Financial, PayNearMe: PayNearMe is a provider of web and mobile-based cash payments platform designed to facilitate online purchases and bill payments.
Co-Founder and CEO of PayFit
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About PayFit: PayFit offers technology that simplifies and automates payroll and HR processes for small and medium-sized businesses.
Founder & CEO of True North Cos.
True North Cos. is a private investment and advisory firm building valuable, enduring businesses in technology, financial services and consumer products. Founded in 2012 by Mike Shim, a corporate/M&A lawyer-turned tech executive, entrepreneur and venture investor based in Silicon Valley, True North Cos. works with world-beating leaders at startups and Fortune 500 companies alike to build more purposeful companies. Purposeful companies share a common mission of improving the world through business, while delivering superior long-term returns to their employees, investors and the communities they serve.
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About DigiSure, Nextury Ventures, True North Cos.: Building companies with purpose.
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Founder & CEO of HUMBL
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About HUMBL: HUMBL provides merchant services software which is being developed to accommodate the migration by governments to digital forms.
CEO of Kiu Global
Steve is a parallel entrepreneur and angel investor. In his role as the Managing Partner of Lotus Impact, Steve is an enthusiastic pioneer in investing in Vietnam’s and South East Asian startup ecosystem with technological and financial insight from Silicon Valley. He was one of the first members of Oracle. He has founded and sold over 17 profitable companies. Has a network of 200+ investors, 1000+ startups, 100+ ecosystem supporters
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About Kiu Global: Kiu means “Bridge”. Your digital bridge to transform your business. We are a digital bridge that connect people and businesses together.
Founder & CEO of TRAY
Peter Kellis is the Founder & CEO at TRAY.
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About TRAY: TRAY® is a complete point of sale system for the enterprise that specializes in self-service ordering.
Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder of YapStone
Tom co-founded YapStone, Inc. in 1999 and serves as its Chairman of the Board. Villante served as the Chief Executive Officer of YapStone, Inc. He served as a Partner of The Seidler Company (“TSC”), a leveraged buyout firm in Los Angeles.
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About YapStone: YapStone is a global provider of online and mobile payment solutions for global marketplaces and large vertical markets.
CEO and Co-Founder of Oyster
Vilash Poovala has over 19 years of product management and business development experience (mobile, e-commerce, financial services and payments). He has joined Allegro as Chief Product & Technology Officer of Allegro EMEA in January 2017. As a member of the leadership team he focus on the successful execution of Allegro’s strategic Objectives by Establishing the company’s tech and product vision, steering the product roadmap and leading all aspects of the company’s technology development. Vilash has served as an adviser and / or developer for several payments / commerce startups; most notably, they Of These startups, PlayerScale, was acquired by Yahoo in May 2013. His fascination and passion for payments was first sparked while building cutting edge products to ease wallet online checkout payments at his first startup, Globeset which was acqui-hired to Visa in 2000. Most recently, Vilash was the co-founder and CTO of Clip, and mobile POS provider in LATAM. In addition this being the CTO, he helped raise $ 40M in multiple rounds of funding. Prior joining this clip, Vilash was the Sr. Director of Products for Consumer and Merchant Acceptance at V.me by Visa. He successfully launched V.me wallet and checkout across the top 33 of the US e-tailers. Vilash also worked at PayPal where he focused on rolling out new markets and products like PayPal debit card and Transactional Credit.
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About Infinitec Solutions GmbH, Oyster: Oyster is a provider of digital financial services intended for freelancers, startups, and SME’s.
CEO & Founder of Loved
Founder at Loved.
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About Loved: Loved is the platform that empowers kids to save, invest and learn guided by family & friends
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Chief of Staff to CEO of Plastiq
Mary McLaughlin is the Chief of Staff at Plastiq.
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About Plastiq: Plastiq offers a bill pay service for businesses to better manage their cash flow.
Co-Founder and CEO of Modern Treasury
Dimitri Dadiomov is an Associate at NextView Ventures. Dimitri is the Co-Founder and CEO of Modern Treasury.
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About Harvard Business School, Modern Treasury: Modern Treasury offers a payment operations platform used to simplify and modernize business payments.
President & CEO of Intermex
Robert Lisy joined Intermex in 2009 with over 18 years of experience in retail financial services and electronic payment processing. Before joining Intermex as President and CEO, Lisy was the Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of Vigo Remittance Corp. from 2002 to 2006 where he developed the company’s strategic growth plan culminating in the sale of the company to First Data Corporation. Lisy was a founding partner of Direct Express/Paystation America, an electronic walk-in bill payment processor. For more than four years, he served as COO and Board Member, and later contributed to the successful transfer of the company in 2000 to American Payment Systems, the largest processor of walk-in payments in the country at the time. From 1991 to 1998, Lisy was instrumental in the development of Western Union’s international funds transfer business and held various executive positions in the areas of marketing and operations. He also served as Vice President of Biller Solutions for Princeton e-commerce, a top Internet bill payment processor. Lisy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Economics from Cleveland State University.
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About Intermex: Intermex is a processor of money transfer services in the U.S. to Latin America corridor.
CEO, Co-Founder of Metal Pay
Marshall Hayner is CEO and Co-Founder of Metal, a payments processing platform that pays people cryptocurrency for making transactions on the blockchain. Marshall believes that Metal can change the way the world views money. Not only has Marshall started the first Facebook integrated bitcoin wallet QuickCoin in 2014, but he has worked on numerous digital currency projects including Dogecoin, Stellar, Block.io, ChangeTip, and the Bitcoin Fair. Marshall is an advocate for social good and has started the Metal Foundation to promote social causes through cryptocurrency.
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About Metal Pay: Metal Pay develops a blockchain based payments and rewards wallet for digital assets.
Co-Founder and CEO of Deserve
Kalpesh Kapadia is the Co-Founder and CEO at Deserve.
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About Deserve: Deserve offers fair credit products for young people and a cloud-based credit card platform for businesses.
CEO and Co-Founder of Sila
Shamir, a software engineer turned fintech innovator, co-founded Simple with Josh in 2009 and remained the company’s CFO until 2015. Today, he serves as BBVA’s Head of Open APIs. Prior to Simple, Shamir was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. specializing in strategy for financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Shamir holds a bachelor’s in computer science, a master’s in information technology, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
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About Sila: Sila is an API platform that provides banking and payment infrastructure-as-a-service for software teams.
Founder & CEO of CBI
Frédéric Chesnais is a graduate of the French institute of political sciences (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris) and holds degrees in Finance and in law. He started his career as a financial consultant and practised as a lawyer focused on merger and acquisitions. He then worked for Lazard from 1995 to 2000. From 2001 to 2007, he was part of the management team of the Atari Group, the videogame publisher, first as Deputy COO and Chief Financial Officer of the Group, and then as Chief Executive Officer of Atari Interactive. In 2007, he left Atari to create his own videogame production company. In 2013, he became a significant shareholder of the Atari group through the purchase of Atari securities held by BlueBay.
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About Atari, CBI: CBI is an IT company working to manage risk and keep businesses’ data secure.
CEO & President of LISNR
Eric Allen President former CTO (Japanese conglomerate), CEO (2 Exits);former Gracenote GM running $250M business unit in audio fingerprinting.
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About LISNR, LISNR: LISNR enables secure and seamless data transmission using the most advanced ultrasonic data technology
Co-Founder & CEO of Hxro
Daniel Gunsberg is Founder at HXRO
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About Gordian Block, Hxro: Hxro is a company that focuses on crypto trading and bitcoin for gaming and entertainment to its customers.
Founder and CEO of TradeFin
Amit Baid is the founder and CEO at TradeFin. Prior to joining TradeFin, Amit spent one year at Neuberger Berman as a managing director and Sr. analyst.
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About Coupa Software, MoEngage, TradeFin: TradeFin is a supply chain finance platform and e-invoicing platform for suppliers and corporations.
CEO and Founder of Verituity
Ben Turner is the CEO and Founder at Verituity.
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About Verituity: Verituity is a verified digital payments platform that connects banks, businesses, and payees to first-time and on-time digital payouts.
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Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Arcus
Inigo Rumayor Belausteguigoitia is Founder at Regalii.
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About Arcus: Arcus is a payments-as-a-service platform, fueling smarter, faster, integrated, and more accessible financial services.
Edrizio De La Cruz
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Arcus
Edrizio De La Cruz is Founder at Regalii.
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About Arcus: Arcus is a payments-as-a-service platform, fueling smarter, faster, integrated, and more accessible financial services.
CEO and Founder of Veem
Marwan Forzley is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Veem, a next-generation global payment provider that enables businesses to quickly and securely send and receive payments in local currency. Veem uses the blockchain as a new settlement rail to enable frictionless and inexpensive payments. Prior to Align Commerce, Forzley founded and served as CEO of eBillme, an online payment solution that extended online banking to the merchant’s checkout process. After selling eBillme to Western Union, Forzley joined the Western Union’s digital team as General Manager, eCommerce, and Strategic Partnerships. With extensive experience and expertise in eCommerce infrastructure, mobile payments, content delivery, and alternative payments, Forzley is one of the top entrepreneurs working to pioneer better payment systems.
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About Veem: Veem is a payment service provider that helps simplify the way businesses send and receive funds.
Co-Founder and CEO of Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures
Zach Harvey is a co-founder of Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures, creator of the first Bitcoin ATM machine.
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About Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures: Lamassu jump-started the cryptomats industry by creating the world’s first Bitcoin ATM.
Co-Founder and CEO of Spiral
Shawn Melamed is a serial fintech entrepreneur that founded Spiral. He is the former Managing Director of Morgan Stanley’s Technology Business Development and Innovation Offices. He also founded software company Correlix, which was acquired by TSA, and led StrikeNet to its M&A with TMX Group.
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About Spiral: Spiral is a provider of a banking solution for the charitable sector.
CEO and Co-Founder of Papaya
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About Papaya: Papaya is a developer of an online mobile application and payments technology designed to simplify bill payment for consumers.
Co-Founder and CEO of Eco
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About Eco: Eco provides a digital cryptocurrency platform that can be used as a payment tool for daily-use transactions.
CEO & Founder of SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. (SMKG:OTC)
Our management team has over 25 years of development and payment expertise and has worked with Banks, Telecom & Payment Acquirers Globally with success. Our most recent success was launched in the Mobile Payment segment in 2012 as the first PIN Debit over smartphones in multiple OS’s with Bancnet Philippines and in 2013 with Vodafone an APN with Mobile Payments over their global network.. Our current release www.genorocity.com an ecosystem for Coupons & Incentives.
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About Axpay, SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. (SMKG:OTC): SmartCard Marketing Sys Inc. (SMKG:OTC) is a boutique Fintech Payment Co. developing solutions & strategies for EMV & Ecommerce Fintech
CEO of SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. (SMKG:OTC)
Management Team CT-Payment Denis Robert, President and CEO. Mr. Robert has over 25 years of experience and joined CT-Payment in 2011 and was rapidly appointed President and CEO to perform the corporation restructuring. Within a period of 18 months, Denis has repositioned the company as the largest independent payment processor in Canada and developed innovative product solutions that are now embraced in Canada, USA and soon to be launched in Asia. Prior to joining CT-Payment, Denis owned a national strategic communications and branding agency and has been the driving force in the development of global integrated marketing and communications strategies for clients.
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About SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. (SMKG:OTC): SmartCard Marketing Sys Inc. (SMKG:OTC) is a boutique Fintech Payment Co. developing solutions & strategies for EMV & Ecommerce Fintech
Founder & CEO of PingPong
Robert Chen co-founded PingPong Global Solutions Inc. in 2015 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Robert is focused on transforming the payment industry to make selling easy everywhere in the world for e-commerce sellers. Prior to co-founding PingPong Global Solutions Inc., Robert’s career included 10 years as a Manager at Deloitte Consulting in New York. Robert holds an M.S. in Mathematics from University of Connecticut and a B.S. in Mathematics from Fudan University in Shanghai.
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About PingPong: The first, and only, international Fintech company to focus exclusively on global eCommerce Marketplace sellers.
Chief Executive Officer of Viewpost
Max has been building and scaling businesses in the B2B space for nearly two decades, first as the founder of LSQ Funding Group and more recently as the founder of Viewpost. He is CEO of both companies. In creating LSQ Funding Group, Max set out to help small to midsize businesses access working capital through quick and efficient invoice financing. Fueled by referral relationships with the nation’s leading banks, including U.S. Bank and Bank of America, LSQ to date has provided more than $14 billion in financing to small businesses. The scale and structure of financing operations at LSQ placed it at the epicenter of the B2B market’s transactional inefficiency. Max saw the opportunity amid the arcane, largely paper-based methods many businesses still use to send, receive and make payment, and launched Viewpost. Viewpost offers businesses of every size, across AR/AP, a secure business network that removes the barriers to exchanging invoices and payments electronically. The network connects businesses and people to data that is used to improve efficiency, collaboration and cash flow management, while drastically reducing the need for paper-based processes. Recognizing the shared interest between Viewpost and financial institutions, Max and his leadership team forged partnerships with U.S. Bank, Fifth Third Bank and others soon to be announced, aiming to accelerate the elimination of paper invoices and payments for every business, big or small. To date, more than $24 billion has transacted over Viewpost. To feed the rapid growth of LSQ Funding Group and Viewpost, Max has raised more than $240 million in equity capital over the last three years.
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About Forbes Technology Council, LSQ, Viewpost: Viewpost helps big businesses streamline payments, eliminate paper checks, and earn cash back on payments to vendors.
CEO & Founder of Earnin
Ram Palaniappan is the founder and chief executive officer of Earnin. Ram spends his time finding ways to buck the status quo, creating new financial products that are not evil.
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About Earnin: Earnin gives people access to their pay directly from their smartphones, whenever they need it
Founder & CEO of ProducePay
Pablo Schwarzbeck is the Co-Founder and CEO at ProducePay.
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About ProducePay: ProducePay is an agriculture fin-tech start-up providing financing, analytics, and marketplace tools for the fresh produce market.
Founder & CEO of Zeel
Samer is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Lightspeed Venture Partners, which he joined in January 2010. Samer is currently founder & CEO of Zeel.com. Relaunched in December 2012, Zeel gives consumers the power to book same-day, in-home massage appointments via app or website in under a minute. Prior to that, Samer Hamadeh was co-founder and CEO of Vault.com, the most trusted name in career information, which was sold in October 2007 to Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a New York-based media-and-communications private-equity firm. Before co-founding Vault, Samer was an associate at the Los Angeles management consulting firm LEK Consulting, where he focused on corporate and business strategy. Prior to that, Samer co-founded and managed a customized-textbook printing company, worked at the Chevron Corporation, and co-authored The Internship Bible and America’s Top Internships (Random House/Princeton Review). Samer sits on the board of the non-profit PeaceWorks Foundation and is a board observer, angel investor, and/or advisor in two dozen early-stage companies, including GrubHub, SalesCrunch, Insidr.com, Splurgy, and PublicStuff. Samer is also a mentor at several accelerators, including Blueprint Health, NYCSeedStart, and First Growth Venture Network, as well as a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Georgetown McDonough School’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. A David Rockefeller Fellow, Samer holds a BS in chemistry and an MS in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
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About Lightspeed Venture Partners, One Voice Movement, Venture for America, Zeel: Zeel delivers on-demand massage from vetted therapists.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of Cross River Bank
Gilles Gade is a founder of Cross River Bank (CRB) and has served as its Chairman, President and CEO since its inception in 2008. Gilles is steering CRB as an innovation-driven state-chartered bank and a provider of fully compliant financial solutions to the marketplace lending and payments sectors. Gilles possesses over 20 years of experience in investment banking and venture capital including Co-Founder and Managing Director of Chela Technology Partners and Chela Internet Ventures, a boutique investment bank and venture fund focusing on emerging technologies and telecommunications; technology investment banker at Barclays Capital; and FIG investment banker at Bear Stearns. Gilles started his career in 1990 at Citicorp Venture Capital. Gade graduated from the MBA Institute IMIP (Groupe IPESUP) in Paris with an MS in International Management.
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About Cross River Bank: Cross River is a financial institution that offers technology and banking services to consumers and businesses.
CEO of PayZen
Prior to Co-Founding PayZen Itzik started and lead Beyond Finance, a leading FinTech firm that focused on improving the debt resolution product in the U.S. Itzik started Beyond Finance after three years at Prosper Marketplace where he served as Chief Business Officer leading top-line growth, partnerships, and strategy. Prior to focusing on FinTech Itzik was the founder of ClipSync, a leading interactive video platform. Itzik was a part of the early team at WebEx Communications, the Web Meeting Applications Company Acquired by Cisco Systems. At WebEx, he focused on strategic business and corporate development and reported to the Chief Executive Officer. As a professional basketball player in the Euroleague, Itzik played for Maccabi Tel-Aviv, a 5-time EuroLeague champion. Mr. Cohen also served in the Israeli Air Force.
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About PayZen: PayZen is a health care fintech startup that aims to tackle the growing patient payment responsibility problem.
President & CEO of Paymetric
Asif Ramji, Paymetric’s President and Chief Executive Officer, is a seasoned payments executive, with over 15 years experience directing companies within the software and payment transaction processing industries. Most recently, Ramji served as Chief Revenue Officer for Paymetric and led ten consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth. Ramji joined Paymetric in 2009 and was responsible for sales, marketing, business development and product strategy. Prior to joining Paymetric, Ramji was Senior Vice President and GM for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s RBS WorldPay Card Services and ATM Divisions. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group is one of the largest payment transaction processors in the world and manages the largest off-premise ATM transaction processing businesses in North America. Ramji was responsible for the strategic double-digit growth of the respective divisions. Mr. Ramji has also held other positions including, North American Vice President of Sales with Ernex, the prepaid and loyalty card division of Moneris Solutions Corporation, a Bank of Montreal-Royal Bank of Canada joint venture, and one of North America’s largest electronic transaction processors. Ramji was instrumental in leading the growth of Ernex which led to the acquisition by Moneris Solutions Corporation. Ramji also successfully led the unprecedented growth of GiftCertificates.ca, a premier consumer and employee incentive marketing business and was CEO and founder of eCardSolution Inc. Ramji commenced his formal business education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada and holds an MTIS certification from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Leading Teams for Innovation and Success. Ramji also attended Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts and holds an executive leadership certification on Strategic Negotiation.
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About FIS, Paymetric: The standard in integrated and secure enterprise payment acceptance solutions
UX Engineer & CEO of Dyces
Johnson is an Internet Entrepreneur who founded Bleu Squad and Dyces. He currently heads Dyces as the CEO and Lead UX Expert. Johnson attended Eagle Heights Int’l School in Delta, Nigeria. He stopped attending class in Year 11 to focus on his love for technology and design engineering. He taught himself to code the basics of Swift programming while preparing to launch his social media app, Bleu. In 2017, he moved to NYC to continue his work on bleu which ended in June of 2018. Johnson currently leads as an advisory leader in various US tech companies looking to scale into African countries.
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About Dyces: Dyces is a technology company that provides financial technology and other related services.