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Ismail ("Izzy") Dawood
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Izzy brings over 25 years of highly relevant experience to the role. He has already held the role of CFO several times before for various global organizations - both public and private – in a range of sectors including commercial banking, custody, and technology. According to those who have worked with him, he is a strategic thinker and has a proven track record in driving results in a collaborative manner. He also possesses deep knowledge of all aspects of the finance discipline including strategic planning, investor relations (debt and equity), M&A, FP&A, internal controls, and regulatory relations.

Izzy joins Paysafe from Branch International, a financial services organization targeting the mobile generation, where he is their CFO. Before that, he was CFO for WageWorks, a leader in administering consumer-directed benefits (CBDs), and prior to that he held CFO roles at Santander Consumer USA and BNY Mellon. Earlier in his career, he spent 14 years in a range of finance and corporate leadership roles at Wells Fargo, a leading financial services company.

Izzy gained a Bachelor of Science in Finance, summa cum laude, from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at Saint John’s University and has a Finance MBA from the Wharton School. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

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