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Dan Schulman      

President & CEO of PayPal; Former President of American Express

President and CEO designee Dan Schulman joined PayPal in 2014 to lead the company into its next phase as an independent business, following the announcement of its separation from eBay slated for 2015. With his deep experience in payments and mobile technology, Dan has lead PayPal in exploring unique growth opportunities on a global scale and providing both consumers and merchants with superior value.

Dan previously served as Group President at American Express where he led global strategy to expand the company’s alternative mobile and online payment services. Under his leadership, American Express successfully launched its next-generation digital payments platform, developed non-traditional sources of revenue and introduced a suite of payment products to expand the company’s demographic and geographic reach.

Prior to joining American Express, Dan was President of the Prepaid Group at Sprint Nextel Corporation following its acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., where he led the company as its founding CEO. During his eight years at Virgin Mobile USA, he developed the company from its earliest stages as one of the first U.S. prepaid cell phone providers to a dynamic public company, when it was eventually acquired by Sprint Nextel in 2009 at a total value of $688 million. Earlier in his career, Dan was President and CEO of Priceline Group, Inc., where he led the company through a period of rapid growth and expansion. He also spent 18 years at AT&T, where he held a series of positions, including President of the Consumer Markets Division.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dan is most proud of his achievements in helping underserved populations. While at Virgin Mobile, the company won the private sector award for bringing focus to the plight of homeless youth. During his time at American Express, he drove attention and introduced new products to the 70 million U.S. adults underserved by traditional consumer financial institutions.

Schulman’s honors include the 2017 Brennan Legacy Award, the CFSI Financial Health Visionary Award, and being named one of Fortune’s top 10 CEOs. A Council on Foreign Relations life member and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s steering committee on global financial inclusion, he’s on the board of Verizon International Ltd. and is non-executive chairman of Symantec. In his commitment to helping those in need, Dan is a board member of Autism Speaks. He also serves on the boards of Flextronics, International Ltd. and Symantec Corporation, where he is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.


USA TODAY Interview: PayPal's new CEO talks payments, passion

Incoming PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says the payments giant is well-positioned to play a leading role in the coming e-commerce and mobile payments ...

Dan Schulman New PayPal CEO Spent 24 Hours On Streets Of ...

Dan Schulman, PayPal's new president and its CEO once the company officially spins off from eBay, once spent 24 hours living on the streets of New York City ...

Future PayPal CEO Dan Schulman Makes First Appearance In Front ...

Former American Express executive Dan Schulman made his first public appearance as PayPal CEO designee. He will officially assumed the PayPal CEO role ...

It took 17 years, but PayPal is finally becoming a mobile payments company

In 1998, when Max Levchin was building what would become PayPal, he did it specifically for one device: the Palm Pilot. So it’s safe to say that the digital payments platform has envisioned itself as a mobile company from the very beginning...

A Billion Dollars Was Transferred Over Venmo In January

People transferred $1 billion over Venmo in January, the company said today, showing that usage of the mobile money app is still growing fast. The $1 billion in transfers is more than 2.5 times the volume seen in January 2015, and ten times as much as January 2014. In all of 2015, about $7.5 billion was transferred using the app. That looks set to grow to at least $12 billion in 2016 if the January numbers are sustained throughout the year, but could go even higher: Venmo says one-third of its 2015 transfers happened in the final three months of last year, as the holiday season kicked in.

North Carolina loses 400 jobs as PayPal pulls facility

PayPal has canceled its plans to open a new global operations center in Charlotte, following passage of a North Carolina law that prevents cities from creating non-discrimination policies based on gender identity.

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