Jason Kobus

Jason Kobus
Director, API Banking and Fintech Integration


Professional Summary

Jason Kobus is a director with Silicon Valley Bank’s R&D/Payment Strategy & Solutions team with a focus on integration of SVB's digital channels with strategic payment and fintech partners. 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), Certified Scrum Product Owner(CSPO), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), FINRA Series 7 (inactive), and several information security certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM).

Jason is a mentor for the SVB-MasterCard Commerce.Innovated and Yodlee ynext accelerators. In 2015, he was nominated for API Evangelist of the year, and was a re-founding member of the OFX Consortium.

About Me

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.

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