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Carey O’Connor Kolaja

Carey O’Connor Kolaja has served as a director since March 2021. Ms. Kolaja brings 25 years of experience as an accomplished thought leader and executive in the financial technology and payments industries. Ms. Kolaja is currently the Chief Executive Officer of AU10TIX, a global ID verification and authentication platform. Prior, Ms. Kolaja was the Global Chief Product Officer at Citi Fintech and Vice President of Global Consumer Products at PayPal. In these roles she led international teams to design, deploy, and operate global fintech and payments products. Ms. Kolaja is an author and has been featured on FOX Business, CNBC, and industry publications. She was named one of The Top 10 Women in Fintech by Fintech Magazine in 2020 and was recognized by Innotribe as one of the leading Women in Fintech bridging the gender gap. Ms. Kolaja is currently the Chairman of Everest Effect, a crisis recovery platform, and a board member for Waves for Water, an international non-profit that aims to expand the availability of clean water around the world.

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