|Marshall School of Business|
Alan Safahi is Founder/CEO of ZipZap, Inc. a global cash payment network and Chairman of Card Express Inc. (“CardEx”), a pioneer in the prepaid debit card industry.
Mr. Safahi’s accomplishments include:
• Launched a global cash payment network with over 700K+ locations in US, Brazil, and Russia in 2012 • Filed several payments related patents in 2005-2009 • Developed and launched Visa Buxx Teen Card for Visa DPS in 1999-2000 • Developed the first virtual MasterCard prepaid card (CardEx iCard) in 1999 • Created first universally accepted MasterCard reloadable prepaid card in 1997 • Created first universally accepted MasterCard GiftCard in 1996
Mr. Safahi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from California State University, Fullerton and his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.