Ben Weiss is the Director, Office of the Chairman at Opera Solutions.
Prior to Opera Solutions, Ben was the Vice President of Business Development at StockTwits, leading the New York office, and focused on Data Services, Institutional Sales and Marketplace.
Prior to StockTwits, Ben was an Associate at Greylock Partners in Israel, focused on financial technology deals in Israel and Europe. During his tenure at Greylock, Ben helped lead an investment in Wonga, a UK short-term lender, with a strong brand and excellent technology, while leading due diligence efforts on startups in the mobile payments, consumer banking and market data spaces. He also supported strategy, marketing and sales teams at Payoneer, a prepaid payments company based in Israel. He also led FinTechIsrael, a meetup group, connecting industry leaders from the technology and finance sectors with enterprising young startups and investors.
Prior to Greylock, Ben was a Senior Associate at Opera Solutions, a management consultancy focused on the financial sector. During his tenure at Opera, Ben worked on several key strategic projects in the credit card and insurance space, providing guidance on the prepaid space, leading compliance efforts on new legislation, and managing procurement optimization.
Ben also worked with MMG Partners, a management consultancy focused on emerging exchanges, market data firms, and investment banks. During his time at MMG Partners, Ben worked on market data rationalization, market size and share research, and strategy for an emerging exchange in the Middle East.
Ben holds a BSc from Cornell University in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering as well as an MBA from INSEAD.