Kathleen Pierce-Gilmore is a well known payments and fintech executive with more than 20 years in the industry across firms including American Express, Capital One, PayPal and a few start up companies in the payments space. She most recently led a QED Investors- backed specialty executive search firm that focused entirely on placing senior talent into financial services and tech companies. She currently leads the Global Payments business for Silicon Valley Bank and serves as a Nonexecutive Director on the boards of Tala and Sezzle. She graduated with a B.A. from the Integrated Sciences Program at Northwestern University and completed the Financial Times Nonexecutive Director Diploma Program in the UK.