Daniel Kornitzer

Chief Business Development Officer

Daniel Kornitzer is Chief Business Development Officer for Paysafe. In this role, he is responsible for developing strategic partnerships for Paysafe designed to meet customer needs and grow new revenues.

Daniel Kornitzer is Chief Business Development Officer for Paysafe. In this role, he is responsible for developing strategic partnerships for Paysafe designed to meet customer needs and grow new revenues. He is also a decision maker in Paysafe M&A activities. Before starting his current role in April 2018, Daniel served as Paysafe’s EVP and Chief Product Officer. Prior to re-joining the Group in 2014, he was CEO and Board Member of SiteSell.com. In his 20+ years in technology management, Daniel has pioneered ground breaking initiatives, from one of the world’s first over-the-phone speech recognition systems and the ISO/ITU standards for video coding in use today, to FirePay’s digital wallet and industry-leading risk management processes. This latter role resulted in his subsequent appointment as a member of the NACHA Risk Management Task Force. With deep knowledge of customer needs, and a profound understanding of the global payments industry in general, Daniel is also a well-regarded and active payments commentator and speaks regularly at industry events. He also sits alongside other industry visionaries a member of the advisory panel for Shyft, a leading blockchain network for the global economy. Daniel holds a B.Eng in electrical engineering from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal; a M. Eng from McGill University and a diploma in network engineering from the University of Toronto.

Featured articles and reports from Daniel

LiT: Is COVID-19 a catalyst for US contactless adoption?

May 13, 2020 - As part of our Lost in Transaction: The impact of COVID-19 on consumer payment trends article series, we asked US consumers whether the pandemic had changed their attitude to contactless payments.

  • Daniel Kornitzer, Chief Business Development Officer
  • Five minutes
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As part of our Lost in Transaction: The impact of COVID-19 on consumer payment trends article series, we asked US consumers whether the pandemic had changed their attitude to contactless payments.

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ICE key takeaways: Priorities for iGaming in 2020

Feb 18, 2020 - Earlier this month operators and suppliers from across iGaming met at ICE London, perhaps the industry’s biggest trade conference. Here are the topics that were most heavily discussed at the show.

  • Daniel Kornitzer, Chief Business Development Officer
  • Five minutes
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Earlier this month operators and suppliers from across iGaming met at ICE London, perhaps the industry’s biggest trade conference. Here are the topics that were most heavily discussed at the show.

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Neobanks vs traditional banks: who has the advantage?

Jan 14, 2020 - Digital banks will continue to have an impact on the banking sector in 2020. But is their long-term future bright, and what do they need to do to continue their growth?

  • Daniel Kornitzer, Chief Business Development Officer
  • Four minutes
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Digital banks will continue to have an impact on the banking sector in 2020. But is their long-term future bright, and what do they need to do to continue their growth?

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What happened in 2019? Our predictions reviewed

Dec 19, 2019 - At the beginning the year we published 11 predictions for the payments industry for the past 12 months. In this article we look back the year to determine what we got right

  • Daniel Kornitzer, Chief Business Development Officer
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At the beginning the year we published 11 predictions for the payments industry for the past 12 months. In this article we look back the year to determine what we got right

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Why payment choice is key to attracting younger consumers

Nov 20, 2019 - The appetite for alternative payment methods is especially strong in younger consumers, according to our latest consumer research Lost in Transaction: Gen Z expectations at the checkout

  • Daniel Kornitzer, Chief Business Development Officer
  • Four minutes
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The appetite for alternative payment methods is especially strong in younger consumers, according to our latest consumer research Lost in Transaction: Gen Z expectations at the checkout

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The role of blockchain in tackling cybercrime

Oct 01, 2019 - To launch International Cybersecurity Month, we take a closer look at why financial services might turn to distributed ledger technology to tackle illegal activity online.

  • Daniel Kornitzer, Chief Business Development Officer
  • Four minutes
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To launch International Cybersecurity Month, we take a closer look at why financial services might turn to distributed ledger technology to tackle illegal activity online.

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