Sohail directs technology, product development, and information security for PayActiv financial ecosystem. Holding multiple graduate degrees in Computer Science, Sohail’s professional achievements include developing both the world’s first biometric ATM, and the world’s fastest medical image delivery system. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, having launched multiple start-ups. With over 18 years’ experience taking projects from concept to market for Microsoft, Philips Healthcare, and Infonox (TSYS), he has demonstrated his expertise in payments, financial services, and healthcare. Sohail is a technologist by trade, but is equally recognized for his business and organizational development, and partnership building.
Ijaz Anwar has dedicated his tenure at Payactiv to help millions of workers who struggle and live paycheck to paycheck. As PayActiv’s co-founder and COO, Ijaz seeks to solve the livelihood challenges of workers by helping them save money and live better. He plays an instrumental role in creating and supporting solutions that retain, engage, and impact the daily lives of its users. Recognized nationally for its originality and impact, thousands of businesses, including Walmart, offer the PayActiv livelihood platform as a financial wellness benefit. When not doing impactful work, Ijaz enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 sets of twins, who keep him grounded in the knowledge that he is not the COO of his household.
David is the CRO of Payactiv. He has 26 years experience founding, scaling, and growing 3 businesses: On Technology, New Channel, and Blackhawk Network. David is well known for building the gift card program you see in Kroger, Safeway, and most other grocery stores throughout the country. He has been a part of 2 successful IPO’s and Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners acquired Blackhawk for $3.5 Billion in 2018. David focuses on efficient revenue generation, scale, and growth and considers making a social impact part of his goal of leading a sales force. David spends his free time watching Boston sports, Liverpool, and the San Jose Sharks.
Sridhar joined Payactiv in June 2021 as chief financial officer. In this role, he oversees the company’s financial strategies, planning, treasury, accounting, tax and investor relations as well as partners closely with CEO to raise capital and pursue opportunities to ensure the success of PayActiv as it scales. Sridhar joined Payactiv from Visa where he held finance leadership roles. In his most recent role as VP of corporate FP&A at Visa, he was responsible for annual budgeting, forecasting, reporting, setting operating goals for regions and business units and providing guidance to the buy/sell side. He worked very closely with Visa’s CFO, CEO and President in this role. Prior to Visa, Sridhar held several finance roles at HSBC (credit cards). Sridhar started his career as a programmer at Tata Consultancy Services and later supported the sales team to win several deals in India and Belgium. Sridhar holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University and an MBA from Indiana University.
Peter heads marketing at Payactiv. He’s metrics-driven marketing executive with more than two decades of experience launching, transforming and scaling enterprise companies in CX, telco, SaaS, edtech and entertainment markets. Ex-Netflix, Comcast, Gartner, startups, Peter has successfully launched multiple categories and products, personally contributing $7B+ market cap with 1 IPO, 3 acquisitions and multiple funding rounds. Passionate about building team-first corporate culture and delivering amazing customer experiences.
Peter is also a best-selling sports book author, journalist with +250 bylines, winner of 2 PRSA Silver Anvils and winner of Comcast’s Circle of Innovation Award.