Sima Gandhi leads Business Development and Strategy. She joins from Amex, where she launched Bluebird with WalMart, drove Amex’s financial inclusion approach, and led strategy for new lending products. Prior to Amex she oversaw the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and managed White House/regulatory relationships at the US Treasury Department. Previously she practiced law at Simpson Thatcher. Sima holds a BA/BS in engineering from Stanford and a JD/LLM. Outside work, you can find her in yoga class or on a long stroll.
Em works on the Business Development team at Plaid. Prior to Plaid, she ran the Business Development team at Spruce, a specialty finance company focused on helping consumers lower their utility bills. Em originally hails from Sydney, Australia and has lived in various locations across the US, including Chicago, DC, and Nashville. Currently located in San Francisco, Em loves exploring all facets of the Bay Area and sampling the local fare whenever possible (particularly when a vineyard trek is involved).
Brian is a software engineer at Plaid. Previously he worked on payment systems at Dropbox and Bolt, and backend engineering at Parse. Outside of work he enjoys riding his bike, hiking, camping, black coffee, and his ginger cats.
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Steve is a Product Support Specialist. Before Plaid, he studied at UC Santa Cruz, where he spent much of his time outdoors, and helped build out the Customer Care team at DoorDash. He loves cycling, the color yellow, cooking, and, if he's feeling brave enough, eating the food he cooks.
Reed focuses on Growth at Plaid. Originally from Las Vegas, he studied Public Policy and German at Duke University, and most recently, he worked as a consultant at Bain & Company. Outside of work, Reed's interests include traveling, reading, and becoming overly invested in his favorite sports teams' success.
Lenza works on backend engineering at Plaid. He previously worked at a series of startups including Uber and Yelp. He grew up in Cleveland and went to school at Carnegie Mellon before moving out west. When not coding you might find him at the ping pong table, hiking, or off adding a stamp to his passport.
Matt is a part of the sales team here at Plaid. Prior to Plaid, Matt was the head of sales at Payable where he led all growth and go-to-market efforts from the pre-customer days up through their acquisition by Stripe. A native Chicagoan, Matt attended Miami University (not the one in Florida), has lived in San Francisco for 7 years, and enjoys road tripping around Northern California with his family.
Luke works on the Product Support team at Plaid and joins us from Netflix where he worked on escalations management and bug triage. He was born in Washington and lived in Portland before moving to California. When he is not working he enjoys traveling as much possible, sailing, being outdoors, and enjoying new restaurants.
Prior to Plaid, Zach worked for Bain & Co focused on technology mergers and acquisitions. Zach studied Physics and Chemistry at Duke, and then stuck around for a while to write software for laser system controllers.
Julianna originally came to the Bay Area from the mountains of Idaho to cheer on Stanford Football (and pick up a degree in Computer Science, with a concentration in systems, and History while on the Farm). When not coding, Julianna enjoys long, very long, some would say absurdly long, swims, bikes and runs, and even all three together when racing Ironmans.
Prior to Plaid, William studied Computer Science at Emory and worked at Bain & Co. A native Central Coaster, he continues that life surfing, climbing, and exploring Northern California.
Jack studied computer science at Yale, a school renowned for everything except computer science. While in college, he dabbled in architecture and a cappella, discovered an affinity for Eastern European cinema, and shot a lot of pool. Jack enjoys opera, coding, and listening to opera while coding. A dual citizen of Ireland, he hopes that one day Plaid will open an office in Dublin.
Nithya focuses on Growth at Plaid. She joins Plaid after working in management consulting, strategy at Visa and most recently BD at Instacart. She studied Economics and Political Science at Stanford and enjoys good food, dancing and traveling.
Originally from the East Coast, Emily is loving the West Coast Life. She went to Boston College, earning a degree in Applied Psychology & Human development, with Business and Communications minors, which prepared her for the fast-moving world of People Operations. Emily enjoys dogs, reading, exploring the city and its food.
Mike focuses on Business Operations at Plaid. Prior to Plaid, he spent time in New York with J.P. Morgan on the TMT Investment Banking and Corporate Finance Analytics teams. He studied Electrical Engineering at Columbia and Physics at Holy Cross. When not at the office, you'll likely find him cycling in Marin or trying out the latest plant-based restaurants in San Francisco.
Nathan is a software engineer at Plaid hailing from New Zealand, where he studied Finance and Economics in the University of Auckland. Now living in Tokyo, he spends his free time eating good food and snowboarding.
Jesse Dhillon is the product manager for Plaid's financial institution integrations. His responsibilities include taking the specifications from the customers and bringing them down to the software engineers. When he's not analyzing performance metrics or putting out the fire of the week, you can find him walking his dogs in the city or out in one of the East Bay parks.
Prior to joining Plaid as a software engineer, Sattvik studied Computer Science at Cornell University. When not coding and listening to music, he can often be found reading a non-fiction book or making plans to explore the Bay Area.
Kalee manages office operations and recruiting coordination at Plaid. Originally from beautiful Vancouver BC, Kalee has a passion for all things West Coast. Outside of the office Kalee enjoys anything related to food and exploring the Bay Area with her Miniature Dachshund.
Kris is a software engineer at Plaid. Originally from Manila, he lived in Singapore before moving to San Francisco in 2009. When he’s not busy coding, he spends his days playing with his cat, watching figure skating, and making vegan Filipino and Russian food. An avid traveler, he dreams of going to Antarctica one day to be surrounded by penguins.
Nathan is a software engineer at Plaid. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Nathan recently graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Computer Music and an M.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Systems. He is pretty confident that the word 'systems' has never been more present in such a short bio. When not coding away, Nathan enjoys being active, creating plant-based meals, listening to music, and seeing colors.
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Jean-Denis leads Engineering at Plaid. He previously was Director of Engineering at Dropbox, where he led teams such as growth, identity, notifications, Paper and payments. Prior to Dropbox, Jean-Denis worked in fintech in New York. Outside of work, you’ll find him trail running, reading, or plotting his next vacation to Japan.
Originally from the Canadian foothills, Daniel studied Computer Science at the University of Calgary. Before joining Plaid, he worked at Nintendo of Canada. When Daniel is not confabulating about video games, you can find him longboarding, powerlifting, or playing video games. If you can’t find Daniel, then he is probably lost within San Francisco city limits.
After 22 years crawling the dirty streets of New York, Etan decided to fly to greener and techier pastures. Etan started in customer support and eventually, after 3 years in a cave with an internet connection, taught himself to program. Etan is now a web developer at Plaid.
Andrea was raised in sunny San Luis Obispo, CA and received her B.S. from Cal Poly SLO. She works at Plaid alongside her wonderful Talent team members to recruit the best EPDS candidates around. Although she is a fan of all the utensils in the book, she strongly prefers to consume her food with chopsticks.
Oleg is a software engineer at Plaid. Born and raised in Novosibirsk Akademgorodok, Siberia, he put his scientific career on hold to build backends for startups. Apart from coding and thinking about code, Oleg enjoys playing guitar, spending time with his son and traveling along Siberia.
Ryan leads the Compliance team at Plaid. He joined from Square, where he was the Chief Compliance officer and spent six years building the Compliance program. Previously he was a management consultant serving large financial service clients. He has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BS in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A bay area native, he’s a big fan of the A’s and spends lots of time in the outdoors with his dog.
Ryan is on the engineering team, focusing on internal tooling and productivity. He grew up and went to school in Montana where he studied math and Spanish literature. Outside of work, you can find him biking all over the Bay.
Erin's passion is building teams, and she has spent the last few years doing so at fast-growing startups in the Bay. Erin was at Uber for 3 years before going to a small startup called Forward and is now focused on Business Recruiting at Plaid. Outside of work you can find Erin exploring the SF food scene, skiing, traveling, or attempting to pick up a new hobby every now and then like cycling or pottery.
With a passion for techops and security Adam leads infrastructure engineering at Plaid. When he is not automating infrastructure he spends time remodeling his house, wrenching on cars and hanging out with his family.
David Fish is a backend engineer at Plaid. He worked at Dropbox previously and studied comparative literature and CS at Emory. On the weekends you can find him eating black-and-white cookies at Borderlands Café.
Chris brings a farm-to-table mentality to Plaid's Support team, having managed his own cattle ranch Chris can't decide who's harder to manage, fintech developers or cows! Good coffee, delicious food, and not wearing shoes at the office are Chris's top three favorite things in life!
Born and raised in the heart of Berlin, Alexis experienced history first-hand when the Wall came down. He studied informatics at the Brandenburg University of Applied Science and focuses on the native mobile experience for Plaid. Apart from all things Unix, Alexis enjoys preparing and eating raw vegan delicacies complemented by fresh juices and a fine selection of exquisite music.
Zen was the second legal hire at Plaid. He majored in software engineering in college but somehow ended up as a lawyer. He grew up in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada and joined Plaid from the law firm of Morrison & Foerster (fondly known as MoFo). When Zen is not running redlines, he enjoys reading books, playing board games, and spending time with his two chubby grey tabby kitties.
Raymond joined Plaid as a software engineer after studying computer science at Rice University. After growing up and living in Houston for 22 years, this is pretty much his first time living out of the city. However, his friends at Plaid have given him a great group of support so things still feel like home. In his free time, he loves being an active body, making music, and learning about data science.
Judd is a software engineer at Plaid. He spends most of his time making pourover coffee and swearing at whatever stack trace happens to be on his screen at the time. Outside the office, Judd enjoys cooking, cycling, photography, climbing, collecting records, and trying to figure out how to cram all the gear from his hobbies into his apartment.
Paolo is a software engineer at Plaid, focusing on consumer-facing products. Originally from Geneva, Switzerland, he recently graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Economics and Computer Science. When not at work, you'll find him traveling to the ends of the world, searching for the freshest powder.
Sophie joined the Sales team at Plaid after graduating from UC Merced with a degree in Management and Business Economics. A native(ish) San Franciscan, Sophie is passionate about international politics, technological innovation, and would like her Double-Double animal style.
As the EA at Plaid, Amanda keeps the co-founders on track. She holds a BA in Sociology and Communications, and recently spent a year traveling the world. Prior to Plaid, she worked for a stock brokerage firm in Sydney, Australia, a long-short hedge fund, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. She enjoys good food, the great outdoors, and taking in new cultures.
Originally from Texas, Omar studied Electrical Engineering at Caltech. Prior to Plaid, he worked as an options trader at PEAK6 and an engineer at Oracle. He enjoys avoiding the existential dread by staring at a glowing screen for 18 hours a day.
Alex helps lead the Customer Operations team at Plaid. Originally from California’s Monterey Bay, he spent his college years at UC Berkeley studying rhetoric—a natural fit for a career in financial technology. After a few seasons spent in Austin, Texas, he returns to San Francisco reinforced with a love of humidity, music, and breakfast for dinner.
Matt is from Georgia and prior to Plaid was in school at UGA. He likes playing with computers, drawing, painting, making prints, looking at things, and watching the Dawgs play on Saturdays.
Liv is the Office Coordinator at Plaid working to create an outstanding company environment & culture. She is a San Francisco native and proud UCSB Gaucho alumni. In her free time, she enjoys trying new workout classes and exploring the world!
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Chris follows the flow of fate, bounding from lifeguarding on the beaches of Florida to specializing in product management and support in Silicon Valley. He discovered early on – after entering college at 14 years old – a patience for pursuing and attaining goals considered nearly impractical, as well as a passion for strategic thinking. He also enjoys barefoot rock climbing, playing harmonica, disassembling computers, and embarking on new adventures with family and friends.
Evelyn is the assistant controller at Plaid. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she started her career as an auditor at KPMG. She has since helped build the accounting and finance functions at Square and Envoy, and is excited to do it again at Plaid! Her favorite activities are backpacking, traveling, and reading.
Brian leads Plaid's Support team. Previously, he headed the support team at GitHub. Prior to that, he designed weapons for the military. It's not so different from customer support, really.
Hailing from Taipei, Brandon studied math and computer science at Columbia University before joining Growth at Plaid. When not binge-listening to podcasts, he's out taking photos, reading books he never finishes, learning languages he never uses, and eating more sushi than is good for him.
Charley leads startup sales at Plaid. Prior to Plaid, he spent time at JPMorgan in various R&D and payment strategy roles. Outside of work, he enjoys playing tennis, finding new cheap bites, and eating fries with ice cream.
Originally from the great state of Texas—where he consumed an unhealthy number of breakfast tacos as a child—Carl leads Platform and Customer Growth at Plaid. An avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast, he loves exploring new corners of the world and can often be found climbing rocks, rafting rivers, and getting lost in the wilderness.
Originally hailing from Washington, DC, Michael studied Computer Science at Duke University. He enjoys building on all things Plaid. When not writing code, he spends his days finding not-so-hilly running routes around San Francisco.
Prior to joining Plaid as an Infrastructure Engineer, Soroush grew up in Australia and travelled to North Carolina to study Mechanical Engineering at Duke University. He loves to boulder on the weekends and can make surprisingly believable monkey noises that he swears make him a better climber.
Ryan, or Smitty, is a member of Plaid's design team. When not geeking out on typography, he enjoys making things with his hands and staying active by skating and snowboarding. Prior to Plaid, he built brand systems at Blend and Addepar.
Austin is a software engineer at Plaid focusing on building great data engines. Before joining Plaid he spent time at Periscope Data and holds a Master's in Computer Science from Stanford. If he is not diligently typing spark jobs, airflow pipelines, or sql queries you can find him shooting hoops at the Fillmore Rec Center or standing in line at Boba Guys.
Josh focuses on Business Operations at Plaid. He joins from Catapultian where, as Co-Founder & CEO, he helped nonprofits approve more than $35 million of new investments in mission-driven ventures and oversaw the development of Catapultian's web-based, no-minimum donor advised fund. Prior to Catapultian, Josh worked at Lazard Frères in its Corporate Finance Group. Josh enjoys reading, rock climbing, and skiing.
Richard joined Plaid as a software engineer after studying computer science at UC San Diego. Born and raised in San Jose, California, he's pretty much been stuck in California his whole life, but likes to travel whenever he gets the chance. He enjoys spending his free time playing basketball, learning foreign languages, and playing mahjong.
Viktoriya is on the Growth team at Plaid. Originally from Ukraine, Viktoriya moved to Canada when she was 10 years old and lived in Toronto most of her life. She made the move to San Francisco in 2015 and has since been made aware of her Canadian accent. Before joining Plaid, she worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co. Outside of work, Viktoriya enjoys traveling, eating great food, playing board games, and staying active.
Jan is a software engineer who enjoys building great user experiences. He studied computer science at the Univeristy of Wrocław and works remotely from Poland. When not coding, he’s travelling to remote places on a touring bicycle.
David went to the University of Waterloo. He is from Scarborough, Toronto, Canada. In his spare time he enjoys volunteering, eating hotpot, and Henry's Hunan.
Shane is part of Plaid's Sales Team. Originally from Seattle, he studied Government at Cornell and after 4 cold winters back east, decided it was time to head back west. Prior to Plaid, he spent time working at Square and Bloomberg in San Francisco. When he is not working, he can be found skiing, mountain biking and re-living his glory days playing club lacrosse.
Kevin is a data analyst at Plaid. Prior to joining Plaid, he led analytics at Operator and traded treasury bond futures in Chicago, after studying applied math at Harvard. Aside from working in data, he's a violinist and a shelter medicine volunteer with the San Francisco SPCA.
Jason joins Plaid from Rubicon, where he served as VP of Corporate Strategy and Development and led capital raising, growth, and product initiatives. Previously, he was Co-founder and CFO of Tava Kitchen. Before moving to the bay, he began his career on the east coast at Bain & Company. Jason is a proud alum of Duke, where he studied Economics and Public Policy. Outside of work, you can find him traveling to new places and trying new foods.
Kent works on engineering at Plaid, with a focus on the backend. He grew up and went to school in Massachusetts but then moved to the West Coast, where he worked for Microsoft in Seattle and an e-commerce startup in San Francisco before jumping into fintech with Plaid. Outside of software, he enjoys traveling, esports, football, and occasionally sleeping.
Ted is a member of Plaid’s Product Marketing team. Originally from Chicago suburbs, Ted graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and most recently, worked at Apple on the Product Marketing team. He loves to travel, cook, and spend time with his friends and family.
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Taylor Harwin is originally from Virginia Beach, VA, and graduated from Columbia University with majors in Economics and French Literature. He started his career at Facebook, then moved to Twitter, where he was a member of the Trust & Safety team. He left that role to pursue software engineering, and worked on the front-end team at Jama Software before joining Plaid. He enjoys running, playing the electric guitar, and shamelessly self-promoting his personal brand.
Bill is a software engineer at Plaid who focuses on functions and types.
Helen leads the Marketing team at Plaid. She spent the last decade in marketing leadership roles at Quora, Dropbox, and Facebook. Before jumping into tech, Helen worked in the advertising industry. She holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, and an MS and BS in Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Outside of work, Helen enjoys spending time with her son, reading, and hiking.
Ben is General Counsel at Plaid. He taught himself how to juggle using apples (don't do that). He studied the intersection of law and technology at places such as Google, Twitter, Airbnb, and AT&T.
Charles focuses on sales at Plaid. Originally from Montreal, Canada, he studied International Business at the George Washington University and completed a Masters degree in Investment Management at the John Molson School of Business. He’s a Chartered Financial Analyst and former NCAA Div. I athlete, with 10+ years of experience in capital markets with ScotiaCapital and RBC.
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Michael is originally from England, spent many years in Canada and New Jersey, and now works in Plaid's San Francisco office. Outside of Plaid, Michael can be found in taquerias, bakeries or in transit to one of the two.
Born in Sweden, Alex has slowly migrated west to San Francisco, with a long pitstop in Chicago. Prior to joining the Growth team at Plaid, Alex attended Bates College, worked at J.P.Morgan in sales & trading and founded a web business. When he's not snacking on pickled herring & lingonberries, Alex enjoys traveling, building apps and playing board games.
Mira focuses on Business Development at Plaid. Prior to Plaid, she funded and advised early-stage social enterprises at Draper Richards Kaplan, a global social venture fund. She also spent time on the Enterprise Risk team at BofA Merrill Lynch and worked in Uganda for the Clinton Foundation. Originally from Indonesia, Mira is a connoisseur of spicy food who enjoys collecting stamps in her passport, practicing yoga, and exploring California’s great outdoors.
Jee is a data engineer at Plaid. Prior to Plaid, Jee worked for Square focusing on payments infrastructure and data warehousing. Jee studied computer science and mathematics at Waterloo.
Max is a software engineer at Plaid. Before Plaid, he was a software engineer at Dropbox and Google, and studied EECS at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). When not coding, he is often nerding out about electronic music subgenres and going to shows. He can also be found cycling, camping, traveling, and making dad jokes.
Samir joins from Dropbox, where he led engineering on new products in the collaboration space. Previously, he co-founded an enterprise communication startup, and spent several years building MMO’s and social games at Zynga, Nickelodeon and Disney. Outside of work Samir likes to accumulate lots of kitchen appliances he rarely uses.
Elena joined Plaid after working (and sometimes living) in New York, where she was most recently a senior design director at Lippincott. She has a BA in Art History and Practice from Williams College. At work, she listens to awful music and outside of work, she sometimes goes to awful concerts.
Dan Kahn focuses on Business Development at Plaid. He joins from Capital One, where he worked on digital payments partnerships and corporate strategy. Prior to Capital One, Dan was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and an early team member at Kiva and CommonBond. Dan has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA/MPA degree from Wharton and the Harvard Kennedy School. Outside work, Dan enjoys skiing, nerding out on behavioral science, and travel hacking.
Riley is a software engineer at Plaid. Previously, he worked on mobile apps at Dropbox and Martian rovers at JPL, and holds a degree in computer engineering from Purdue. Outside of Plaid, he enjoys traveling and video games, though on winter weekends, he's either on a ski trip or planning one.
Joy is a software engineer at Plaid. Before Plaid, she worked as an engineer at Vessel and studied Computer Science and Mathematics at Harvard University. In her free time, she's often searching for either book recommendations or new chocolate truffle-making ingredients.
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Vincent grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and studied biochemistry at Harvey Mudd College. In his spare time, he enjoys dancing, biking, and exploring San Francisco.
Sara loves building engineering and leadership teams, puppies and Starbucks. In her free time, Sara can typically be found traveling, playing with her dog or making her way through the list of restaurants in San Francisco with the best tater tots.
As a member of the Places and Experience team, Jennica is a huge Plaidvocate! In addition to ensuring that Plaid's office is always in tip top shape, Jennica is an avid traveler, health enthusiast, and most likely the first one to bust a move on the dancefloor.
Matt is a designer at Plaid. Prior to joining our team, he studied CS at Florida State and had grown up in southeast Michigan. While he’s not fond of writing autobiographies, he does enjoy exploring used book stores, creating online artifacts, and using the Oxford comma.
Luke is based in the UK ensuring the sun never sets on our infrastructure team. He has spent the past 7 years traveling and coding and lists his passions as Devops, playing guitars, flying planes and falling off snowboards (in that order).
Shano focuses on security, compliance, and risk at Plaid. Before joining Plaid, Shano was a technology consultant at Kaiser Permanente, focused on IT Security and Compliance. When not in the office, he is traveling, editing children's books, or experimenting with unnecessarily complicated cooking techniques.
Andrei is a product designer at Plaid. He enjoys finding elegant solutions to complex problems. Outside of the office you can find him catching waves in Santa Cruz or shredding slopes in Tahoe.
Eric works in Business Development at Plaid. Prior to Plaid, Eric was a case team leader in the technology practice at Bain & Co. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Public Policy and Economics from Stanford. In his free time, Eric is passionate about running, international travel, and exploring national parks.
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Leading the team tasked with building the best office and employee culture, Lauren tries to bring the fun to her Plaid fam. Before Plaid, Lauren was head of Events & Employee Experience at Dropbox. When she’s not running around the office, you can likely find her trying something new (think improv, learning Japanese, and all the exotic foods). On the weekends, Lauren is pursuing her Master’s in Counseling Psychology.
Madeline is a modern day matchmaker helping Plaid attract and engage the finest talent the market has to offer. She comes to Plaid holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis in marketing from UC Berkeley.
Cyrus is a San Francisco native who enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together to see how they work. He discovered his passion for green post-it notes and Sharpies while working at IDEO. Sometimes he's funny, sometimes he's funny on purpose. Cyrus studied computer science and math at Swarthmore College and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jack joined the Sales Team at Plaid after spending time at other startups in both the Bay Area and his native Orange County. Plays well with others, housetrained, and responds well to food-based incentives. He splits his free time equally between the snow, surf, and the couch. Aspiring sloth.
Phil does Technical Operations at Plaid. Originally from the Bay Area, you can find him out and about with his two dogs or devouring food that lacks nutrition.
Michael is an American software engineer from Durham, North Carolina. Before Plaid, he studied Computer Science and Statistics at Duke University. When not looking at computers, he enjoys listening to music and photography.
Originally from India, Tara focuses on risk and compliance. Before Plaid, she worked with Gusto as part of their Internal Risk team, and KPMG within their Risk Consulting practice. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, music and good food.
Brandis is a lawyer on Plaid's Legal team. Brandis joins Plaid after working as an Enforcement Attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in DC, and as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers in LA. When she is not thinking about the law, Brandis enjoys competitive exercise classes, podcasts, trying new restaurants, and (bad but good) reality television.
Bryan leads the technical recruiting team at Plaid. He previously built engineering and product teams at Dropbox and most recently Pinterest. Originally from the South Bay (Go Cupertino!), educated in Arizona (Go Sundevils!), Bryan now lives in SF where he enjoys slow-paced jogging and fast-paced eating through the city.
Prior to joining Plaid, Rohan studied Computer Science at UT Austin and built APIs at Shippo. He spends his free time cycling, traveling, and enjoying the cultural offerings of the Bay Area.
Catherine is on the Business Operations team at Plaid. Prior to Plaid, she was on the Business Strategy team at Dropbox and worked at Goldman Sachs on the Financial Institutions Investment Banking team. She studied Finance at Notre Dame. Outside of work, Catherine can be found cooking or exploring the Bay Area.
Originally from the Bay Area, Jake studied Economics at Brown before joining the Sales team at Plaid. On the weekends he enjoys exploring glorious California by bike and motorcycle, strumming his guitar, and playing basketball.
Meg is part of Plaid's Marketing team leading PR and comms. Before joining, she led marketing for AltX, a hedge fund analytics platform, and led PR for the Investment Bank at UBS and BNP Paribas. She was previously a jay-walking New Yorker and spends her free time partaking in a bevy of hobbies. She hails from Princeton, NJ and is a UPenn grad.
Nick is a designer at Plaid. Prior to joining our team, Nick worked both in-house and agency side in NYC for companies such as Google, Diageo, and the New York Stock Exchange. When not engaging in all things design, he enjoys printmaking, kick-boxing, and writing brief autobiographical descriptions of his past experiences in third person.
At Plaid, Paul is the Head of Sales. Most recently, he was the Head of Merchant Specialized Sales for Visa Inc., leading the go-to-market function for all enterprise merchant solutions, and prior to that was Vice President of Sales at Salesforce.com. Before Salesforce, Paul held senior sales leadership roles at Triniteq, a company that specializes in mobile, wireless POS, and payments, and even spent a year as a consultant for a boutique tech due diligence research firm. Outside of Plaid, he can be found spending time with his family or swimming, biking, and running his way around the Bay Area.
Sandy oversees accounting, tax, and business operations at Plaid. She's originally from Connecticut where she studied Accounting. After graduating, she joined PwC and most recently helped companies like One Kings Lane and Optimizely build out their back-offices from the ground up. She spends her free time practicing yoga and exploring the bay area with her husband and dog.
Stephen grew up in the Bay Area and learned to appreciate the weather after going to school and living on the East Coast. He has a healthy obsession with sports, pop culture, and crossword puzzles and an unhealthy obsession with flaming hot cheetos. In his free time, he thinks of reasons to avoid going for a run and explore San Francisco's yuppiest restaurants instead.
Pouya Fatemi leads Business Operations and Finance. He joins from Dropbox, where he co-built Strategic Finance and led multiple high-priority capital raising, growth and profitability initiatives. Previously, Pouya invested in enterprise startups at Accretive and advised tech companies on IPO and M&A at Goldman Sachs. Pouya holds a BA and an MS from Stanford. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, skiing, and cheering for the Mavs.
Before joining Plaid as a software engineer and moving to one of his favorite cities in the world, Giorgi moved from the country of Georgia to the state where he studied Computer Science at Georgia Tech and later worked at Yik Yak. Other than organizing the first ever college hackathon in his home town of Tbilisi from thousands of miles away, he claims he can juggle the football 200+ times without dropping it. Hit him up for the latest techno tracks.
Prior to joining Plaid, Baker worked for Silver Lake where he focused on growth investments in enterprise technology. Prior to Silver Lake, he worked for Bain & Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Davidson College.
Prior to joining the Compliance team at Plaid, Chris did research on the implementation of U.S. monetary policy at the Federal Reserve Board. Chris has a BA from the University of San Diego, where he studied Economics and played college football. He loves drinking wine, reading books, and thinking about life.
Native to the Bay Area, Nadia graduated from UC Santa Barbara where she majored in Economics and Accounting. Most recently, she spent two years at Airbnb on the Revenue Operations team. On the weekends she's usually finding her new favorite restaurant, enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir, and taking way too many photos of her dog, Milo.
Al is a designer dedicated to building technology that makes banks more useful for developers. Prior to joining Plaid, he led design at Gumroad, a company designing a better commerce experience for the creative economy. When not working, he can usually be found exploring the Bay Area, practicing yoga, making music, or reorganizing his closet.
Kate helps lead Growth at Plaid, responsible for sales, expanding into new verticals and managing partnerships. She previously worked in the office of the COO at JPMorgan Chase in regulatory strategy. Previously, she worked in their investment bank selling interest rates and securitized products to financial institutions. Kate graduated from Princeton University majoring in Economics with a Certificate in Theater & Dance. She enjoys good food, art and competitive games.