Dan Schatt heads financial innovations for PayPal. In this role, he is responsible for defining and executing on the business and product strategy for PayPal's initiatives with financial and loyalty partners. Prior to PayPal, Schatt was an industry analyst with Celent, and led the company's retail payments practice. Prior to his role as industry analyst, he served as GM of Yodlee's data services group, responsible for integrations with top tier financial institutions. Before Yodlee, Schatt worked as an investment banker for Salomon Smith Barney and held positions in Asia, Europe, and Africa with Citigroup. Schatt has been widely quoted in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and has also written articles for American Banker and Bank Systems & Technology. He has presented at national and international venues, including the United Nations Development Program Roundtable on Remittances, the World Bank / APEC Dialogue on Remittance Systems, NACHA's Annual Payments Conference, BAI's Retail Delivery conference, and The Internet Retailer conference. Schatt received a dual MBA (Finance) and MIA (International Economic Policy) from Columbia University and a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara.
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