Director: API Banking | Fintech Integration
SVB Financial Group
Region: Northern California
Specializing in: Accounting Integration, Fintech Integration, API Banking, Startup Mentoring
Jason Kobus is a director with Silicon Valley Bank’s Product Development/Digital Channels team with a focus on integration of SVB's digital channels with accounting and fintech applications. In his prior role at SVB, Jason managed the infosec governance and privacy programs.
Prior to joining SVB in 2007, Jason worked with Deloitte advising enterprises on how to secure and protect data in accordance with legal and industry standards, and respond to cyber security breaches. He also worked at Merrill Lynch as Vice President: Infrastructure & Data Services, and as the Information Security & Privacy Officer for the Private Banking/Trust divisions, and was involved in a wide range of application and infrastructure integration efforts including acquisitions, IT disaster recovery, and vendor integration into Merrill's retail and institutional client portals.
Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in Financial and Economic Studies from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). He holds several certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer(MCSE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), FINRA Series 7 (inactive), and several information security certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM).
Professionally, I strive to make it easier for entrepreneurs to access SVB digitally, and to partner with fintech clients for a better mutual client UX. I wouldn't be able to do that without my wife Lisa who cares for my three young children. I like to cook, run, and read sci-fi for my zen time. Lately, I've been listening to iTune's U Harvard CS50, doing Code Academy, and learning Python.