Founder and CEOPayActiv
An engineer by training, fintech expert by experience and entrepreneur by accident, Safwan is the founder and CEO of PayActiv, a public benefit corporation. Prior to PayActiv, Safwan founded Infonox, which was acquired by TSYS (now Global Payments). An innovator with a mission, purpose and real results, Safwan is a noted public speaker and his work has been featured in NYT, WSJ, LA Times and NPR. Safwan's book, It’s About TIME, calls for businesses to embrace the mantle of saving the world and has been published by conscious capitalism press. In 2019, Safwan received the George Norlin Award, the highest alumni honor for his devotion towards the betterment of society from CU Boulder, where he got his PhD in aerospace engineering and worked for Bioserve Space Technologies, a NASA center for commercialization of space. Safwan has taught at the Haas School, Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.