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CEO/co-founder, WEPAY Inc
Bill is CEO and co-founder of WePay, where he drives the company’s vision, strategy and growth. His goal is to make sending and receiving the world’s money impossibly easy. Bill was also named one of the Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs of 2011 in Businessweek. Before founding WePay, Bill worked in technology investment banking at Jefferies & Company, where he advised enterprise software, digital media and financial technology companies on M&A and capital market transactions. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Army’s Communications Engineering Research Command and in electronic trading at Goldman Sachs. Bill has a B.S. in Computer Science from Boston College.
Partner, Blueprint Health
Principal, Highland Capital Partners
Dan is a Principal at Highland, focusing on the mobile and financial services sectors. Dan represents Highland on the boards of PerkStreet Financial, Triad 700 and TriStar. He also is currently or has been actively involved with Highland's investments in CampusLIVE, Optasite (acquired by SBA Communications), Picochip (acquired by Mindspeed Technologies), Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), WePay and Zoove. In addition, Dan was a Founding Executive Committee Member in First Growth Venture Network and is Chief Learning Officer for the HBS Angels Alumni Association. Background
Prior to joining Highland, Dan worked at HarbourVest Partners, LLC, where he invested in and worked closely with several growth-stage technology and communications businesses, including Axerra Networks, eHelp (acquired by Macromedia), MobileAccess Networks (Acquired by Corning), Nuera Communications (acquired by AudioCodes), and Quallaby (acquired by Micromuse). Dan has also worked in corporate development at RSA Security (RSAS, acquired by EMC), as a software consultant for American Management Systems (AMSY, acquired by CGI Group), and independently consulted to several communications start-ups. Education
University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Finance and Information Systems
Harvard Business School, M.B.A., with Distinction Interests
Dan is an aspiring, yet novice skier, and enjoys playing basketball.
Dave Boyce is the CEO of Fundly, the #1 online social fundraising platform in the US. Under Dave's leadership, Fundly has raised over $230M to date for causes for nonprofit, charity, and political campaigns. Prior to Fundly, Dave was an early executive and Vice-President of Business Development & Marketing at ProfitLogic, a company that created and defined the retail price and inventory optimization space. When Oracle acquired ProfitLogic in 2005 Dave stayed on and ran Oracle Global Retail Products for four years as Vice-President. Dave began his career in strategy consulting for InteCorp and Monitor group. Dave has an Honors Degree in German Literature from BYU and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Founder, SV Angel
David Lee is the Founding Managing Partner of SV Angel, an angel fund with investments in companies such as Twitter, Foursquare, Flipboard, Dropbox and Airbnb. Prior to SV Angel, David was at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage venture firm. He also held business development roles at StumbleUpon and Google, and was a corporate attorney at leading technology law firms. David has an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow; a J.D. from NYU; and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins.
Exec VP, Online/Mobile Business Unit, American Express
American Express Company
Executive Profile DAVID MESSENGER EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY David Messenger is the executive vice president and head of American Express’ new Online and Mobile business unit. In this capacity, Messenger is responsible for developing new online and mobile payment capabilities and associated services and applications, with an emphasis on creating strategic digital partnerships. Additionally, the role comprises all online and mobile marketing, business development, customer care and CRM functions.
Prior to joining American Express, Messenger worked at Virgin Mobile USA as chief administrative and corporate development officer where he was responsible for corporate development, corporate strategy, technology, operating platforms, customer care, customer base management, and customer experience.
Previously, he served as senior vice president for Take-Two Interactive Inc. in New York City. Before that, Messenger was a principal at Towers Perrin, in senior positions responsible for mergers and acquisitions and managing a consulting practice for the east and central regions. Earlier he worked at Price Waterhouse in the media, entertainment and communication sectors in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
Messenger holds a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Wales College in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Innovation Leader, SWIFT
Heather Schlegel is a futurist, technologist, and cacophonist. She has helped build and launch over 50 Internet products in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles at over 30 startups since 1996. Schlegel is the American Innovation Leader for Innotribe, the innovation initative of Swift; responsible for enabling collaborative financial innovation in North, Central and South America. Schlegel's academic research includes the future of transactions and complimentary currencies; the impact of technology on identity creation and positive wildcards. Schlegel runs her own company, The Purple Tornado, a consultancy focused on bringing ideas to reality since 2006. Schlegel is primarily known by her online moniker, heathervescent, where she explores the intersection of technology, culture and identity.
Head of Marketing, Isis
Jaymee Johnson, Head of Marketing for Isis™ Jaymee Johnson is head of marketing for Isis™, a joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless chartered with building a nationwide mobile commerce platform that will transform the way consumers shop, pay and save. In this role, Jaymee is responsible for both consumer and business—including merchant, issuer and acquirer—marketing. Before joining Isis, Jaymee spent six years with T-Mobile USA where he most recently served as Director of Strategic Development and Investments. While at T-Mobile, Jaymee was a member of the core team that developed and incubated the Isis business model. He had previously served in related business development and marketing roles. Jaymee began his career at aQuantive, in the early days of online advertising, serving in analytical and product management roles within both Avenue A (now Razorfish) and Atlas (now Microsoft). Jaymee is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jaymee also holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Outside of work, Jaymee enjoys spending time outdoors in the Pacific Northwest with his family.
Vice President of Global Mobile Transactions, NXP Semiconductors
Jeff Miles is the senior vice president of Mobile Transactions at NXP. He has more than 20 years of international and US experience as a key executive with VeriFone, ARCO and TNT Express Worldwide. Jeff has spent over 10 years in the payments industry and played a key role in bringing contactless payments to the quick serve industry through a partnership with VeriFone and MasterCard that led to the largest retail roll-out of contactless readers to date. He also has extensive international experience successfully rolling out global systems to over 72 countries. Jeff has held key management positions in numerous start-up and Fortune 500 companies.
Dir of Digital, Boehinrger Ingelheim
Patrick is cofounder and CEO of Stripe. He previously studied mathematics at MIT.
Co-founder, StartUp Health