Dan Kimerling is the R&D Lead at Silicon Valley Bank. In this role he and his team are responsible for the ideation and development of new products, services, and offerings for the bank's customers world wide. Previously he was Co-Director of the Bank's API Banking program and led the bank's release of the first public API banking platform in the United States.Dan joined Silicon Valley Bank in July of 2015 through the acquisition of Standard Treasury, which he was the co-founder and CEO of. Standard Treasury - a YCombinator company - was the leading provider of API solutions to the financial services community and was named one of the 10 technology companies to watch by The American Banker in 2014. Because of his work on bringing cutting edge technology to banks, Dan was named to the 2015 Forbes' 30 under 30 list.Before starting Standard Treasury, Dan was the first employee and Chief Operating Officer of Giftly, a stored value technology company acquired by GiftCards.com in May 2013. While leading the company, Business Insider named Giftly one of "The 20 Best Start of 2011" and Dan one of the "25 Hot Young Stars In Silicon Valley". Giftly's mobile app was also named by "Best of the App Store" by Apple in 2012. Before Giftly, Dan was a journalist and analyst at TechCrunch, the leading technology website on the Internet until it's acquisition by AOL in 2010. He also ran their well-regarded conference business for two years. Earlier in his career he was an award winning policy scholar, being named the Anne Armstrong Policy Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a Jeff Metcalf Fellow at the Hudson Institute.Dan holds an A.B. & A.M. with Honors from the University of Chicago and studied Analytic Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business under a Booth Scholars scholarship. Outside of his work at Silicon Valley Bank he is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Deciens Capital, an early stage investment partnership. He also sits on the executive committee of the University of Chicago Bay Club and is a member of the NextGen Advisory Board at the Computer History Museum. He lives with his wife and their dogs in San Francisco.
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