Senior Director, Head of the Americas, Global Financial Compliance Investigations
Art currently serves as a Sr. Director within PayPal’s Global Financial Compliance (GFC) division, as the Head of the Americas – Compliance Investigations. PayPal is a global leader in digital payments and fintech leader. PayPal enables payment and funds transfers amongst nearly 400 million active users in over 200 markets. In his capacity, Art leads a team of over 400 industry experts in charge of risk and compliance investigations in North, South, and Central America, ensuring PayPal fulfills its commitment to combat money laundering, terrorism financing and other related financial crimes. In addition to his role in designing compliance strategy and execution plans, Art is the Site Leader of PayPal’s office in Chandler, Arizona. As Site Leader Art is responsible for bringing PayPal’s values of Collaboration, Wellness, Innovation, and Inclusion to life for employees and members of the community. With over 15 years in the industry of financial crime, risk management, business operations, and fintech, Art brings diverse experience, thoughtful leadership, innovative solutions, and a pedigree for building best-in-class programs. Prior to joining PayPal in 2016, Art spent over a decade at American Express serving in a variety of compliance and operations leadership roles. Through his career he has held multinational appointments at companies with broad diversity and varied cultures, building an inclusive environment has not only been an ethical position but a strategy for success. Art has published articles and presented at numerous forums and conferences sharing his experience and passion for leadership and organizational development. Art earned his M.B.A. in Global Business Management and his B.A. in International Business. Art is a former collegiate athlete and still enjoys sports and staying active. Although native to California, he currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Nazia and twin girls Amaya and Aaliyah.