Mobile Payments w/ Silicon Valley Bank Payments team

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Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how.

Our September meetup will feature Reetika Greewal and Josh Kuzon from Silicon Valley Bank's payments strategy team. They bring unique insight from multiple angles... As a bank, SVB provides both card issuing and merchant acquiring services to its customers. As a partner to startups, they provide financial services to many fast growing companies (http://www.svb.com/accelerator/) serving the mobile payments ecosystem.

We'll discuss SVB's own payments efforts, their Commerce Innovated (http://www.commerceinnovated.com/) program with MasterCard, and what Reetika and Josh see throughout the payments ecosystem.

Thursday, September 25 (6:30 to 8:00pm)
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 214 W 29th St, 5th Floor

Agenda:

• 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments

• 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Reetika and Josh, followed by discussion and Q&A about mobile payments

• 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going.

Complimentary pizza and refreshments will be provided, thanks to our friends at Silicon Valley Bank.

Reetika Grewal is the Head of Payments Strategy and Solutioning at SVB. The Payments Strategy team focuses on internal payments strategy and development as well as working collaboratively with our clients and partners in order to help deliver payment solutions to the market. Prior to SVB, Reetika was at JPMorgan Chase where she worked in the Payments Strategy Group and also lead strategy and partnerships at Clairmail (later acquired by Monitise) and has held other positions at Wells Fargo and Sapient. Reetika received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her MBA from Washington University.

Josh Kuzon is a member of the Payment Strategy team at SVB. In this role he supports strategy and corporate/business development activities for SVB’s payments business, including working with strategic partners and clients of all sizes innovating in the financial services and technology space. Josh is also deeply involved with running SVB’s Commerce.Innovated. accelerator program with MasterCard, which is focused on working with early stage companies innovating in the commerce and payment space. Prior to joining SVB, Josh worked in the Payments Strategy Group at JPMorgan Chase, where he supported strategy, corporate development activities, and strategic investments for JPMC’s digital payments businesses, and at First Annapolis, a consulting and M&A advisory firm focused on the payments industry. Josh received his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.