Safwan Shah
President and CEOPayActiv
Safwan Shah is the Founder and CEO of PayActiv, a Silicon Valley company that offers employer sponsored financial wellness.

Safwan’s mission through PayActiv is to empower financially stressed, lower income workers with the tools to achieve financial resilience. PayActiv’s invention of timely access to earned wages is deployed nationwide by numerous American businesses, including Walmart.

Safwan’s last job was at TSYS after they acquired Infonox, a payments company he founded. He was an AI and Neural Networks researcher at NASA, where several of his experiments were part of the U.S. space program. Safwan has taught at Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. He is a graduate of Stanford Executive Program and holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.