Safwan Shah

Safwan Shah

Company: PayActiv

Title: Founder and CEO

Safwan Shah is the Founder and CEO of PayActiv, a mission driven, award winning, innovative company merging the world of FinTech (Financial Technology) and HR (Human Resources). Growing rapidly in the US, PayActiv makes a transformative impact on the financial lives of lower income employees while creating positive outcomes for their employers. The company is backed by a distinguished group of investors, including SoftBank Capital.

Safwan is an engineer by training, payments expert by experience and a serial entrepreneur by accident. Safwan’s last job was at TSYS after the acquisition of Infonox, a payments company he founded. His previous experience includes being a rocket scientist at a NASA Center where a number of his experiments were part of the US space program. Besides science and entrepreneurship, Safwan has also taught at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. Safwan is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP’09) and has an MS/PhD from UC Boulder.

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