|Marshall School of Business|
Alan Safahi is the Chief Executive Officer of ZipZap Inc.
A serial entrepreneur with nearly 30 years of hands-on experience in the information technology, telecommunications and financial services industries, Alan has proven to successfully create and manage numerous high technology and payment processing startups.
Prior to ZipZap, Alan founded three start-ups:
Beta Tech, a computer hardware/software company,
California Commuter (CalCom), a telecommunications firm,
Card Express Inc. (CardEx), a MasterCard prepaid card processor and program manager.
Alan earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from California State University, Fullerton.
His M.B.A. from University of Southern California (USC).
In recent years, Alan has returned to Cal State Fullerton as an Entrepreneur in Residence and an advisor to the university’s Small Business Institute.
Alan is an active member of, and frequently speaks to, several trade associations.