Venmo + PayPal // Leadership At The Pace of Innovation

Next week: Robert Clarkson, General Manager at PayPal, is coming to Grossman to speak to YOU!

First Chance to Meet Robert : over breakfast in Kalkin 225 (at 8:00am, RSVP required, for Grossman students only)

Second Chance to Meet Robert : when he shares his views on “Leadership at the Pace of Innovation” at 12:00pm in the Keller Room (Ifshin Hall).

Robert Clarkson has played a key role in identifying new markets and creating innovative products and solutions for the industry’s top companies for nearly 25 years.

As PayPal’s General Manager North America, Robert’s team is responsible for the North American P&L for all Merchants and Consumers. He is also responsible for PayPal’s global Mid Market Strategy and Digital Gift Card businesses. His additional duties include executive sponsorship for the Global In-Store team and member of both the Investor Relations and M&A teams .

Robert joined PayPal from American Express, where, as vice president of global business development, he guided AmEx’s efforts to define new growth strategies and strengthen the company’s B2B business. Prior to American Express, he served as President of Global Business Development for GE Corporate Payment Services. There he built the sales and account service organization and led a business unit which generated more than $11 billion in payment volume, later selling that business to Amex for $1.1B. His career in the payments industry stretches back to 1990, when he first joined Citigroup.

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