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Investor, Propel Venture Partners San Francisco, California @acalvarez03 | LinkedIn Profile Tell us about Propel Venture Partners, and how you became involved. Propel Venture Partners is a $250M global fund focused on investing in companies looking to rethink and rebuild the financial services industry. I joined the team when it was still BBVA Ventures, BBVA’s corporate venture arm. Before joining the fund, I was deciding between a few VCs in the Bay Area, with some…

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Leigh Amaro

Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances at MasterCard San Francisco, California @leighamaro  |  LinkedIn Profile Please provide a summary of your current role & responsibilities at MasterCard. As Senior Vice President of Global Initiatives, I’m chartered with the commercialization of emerging payment solutions around the world to serve the next generation of commerce.  My primary focus is to digitize new payment flows, which include P2P payments, disbursements and cross-border remittances.  Prior to this role I was…

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Reetika Grewal

Head of Payments Strategy and Solutions at Silicon Valley Bank San Francisco, California @rgcinco |  LinkedIn Profile I always love interviewing first generation citizens as their parents typically are such strong advocates for professional studies/careers for their children.  Does this generalization apply to you? Very much so. My parents took a lot of risks in order to ensure that my sisters and I had access to a high quality education and personal growth opportunities.  My…

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Yvette Bohanan

EPS Payments Partner Manager at Google San Francisco, California LinkedIn Profile Please provide a summary overview of your role at Google. I lead a team focused on designing and launching financial operations that support payments for Google’s products. Our team ensures that the different product groups at Google are able to receive and send money to our customers all over the world. It’s a lot of fun and tremendously challenging work. You began your studies…

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Louise Dahlborn Samet

Group Product Manager at Klarna Stockholm, Sweden & San Francisco, California @louisesamet  |  LinkedIn Profile   Please describe your ‘journey’at Klarna. I started at Klarna back in 2010 in the Technical Sales department with another colleague. It was a completely new team at the time. I ran one major project –the integration of a northern European book giant called Adlibris – and a few smaller ones before moving to Germany in January of 2011 to build…

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Barbara Holzapfel

  Chief Marketing Officer at Addepar San Francisco, California @bnholzapfel  |  LinkedIn Profile You are originally from Germany. What led you to a career in the U.S.? I was fortunate to complete an MBA program in the US through a scholarship. This opened up a completely new set of possibilities and I started my post MBA career at The Coca-Cola Company at its Atlanta headquarters in strategic marketing. -It was a very rich experience that…

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Rebecca Schapiro

Director of Brand & Strategy at Funding Circle @rschapi  |  LinkedIn Profile San Francisco, California What do you consider to be unique with respect to Funding Circle’s  in relation to the FinTech community? Funding Circle is unique in that it’s the leading global marketplace focused exclusively on small business loans. Everywhere in the world we go, we see small business owners facing similar challenges of accessing fast, affordable financing to grow their business.  I’m quite proud…

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Cristina Cordova

Business Development at Stripe San Francisco, California @cjc  |  LinkedIn Profile Stripe is a technology platform that developers use to build internet businesses. Our software tools let companies accept payments, expand globally, create new business models, and conduct commerce across more channels. We work with companies like Lyft, Twitter, Pinterest, Instacart, and Shopify, to name a few. The company’s mission, simply put, is to build technologies that will accelerate globalization, economies, and the internet itself. I…

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Allison Miller

Ads Risk at Google President, Board of Directors at Society of Information Risk Analysts Director, ISC2 Board of Directors @selenakyle  |  LinkedIn Profile San Francisco, California Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Allison leads product management for the Risk Engineering…

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Seema Patel

Senior Director, Visa Direct at Visa San Francisco, California LinkedIn Profile Visa Direct is an innovative service that financial institutions can offer to enable secure money transfers to millions of participating Visa cards globally. My team is chartered with commercializing U.S. push payments to Visa cards via the secure Original Credit Transaction (OCT).  This entails engaging the broader ecosystem of stakeholders – service providers, card issuing financial institutions, acquirers, 3rd party processors, etc. on a variety…