About Ferhan Patel

I am an experienced Fintech professional with a focus on Product Strategy and Marketing. 

I have presented workshops and spoken at conferences on topics ranging from e-wallets, risk & fraud monitoring, payments compliance and emerging payments technology in Canada and US. Presented to members of Department of Finance, Competition Bureau, OSFI, FINTRAC and have presented at Ivey Business School and McGill University. 

I am an advisor, coach and mentor to startups, a member of the FinTech Steering Committee at District 3, and previously a mentor at Founders Institute. 

I have been fortunate to win industry awards for my organization, “Outstanding Newcomer in Prepaid/Emerging Payments”, “Industry Alpha Award for Excellence in Consumer Products from the Chamber of Commerce” and “Quebec Technology Company of Year. 

I hold a Computer Science degree (B. Comp Sci.) from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business. I am also a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (AMLCA).

Experienced in:
1) E-Commerce – Credit Card & Alternative Payments
2) Payment Service Provider/Payment Facilitation 
3) E-wallet, Prepaid Cards, Digital Gift Cards
4) AML/KYC 
5) Risk Monitoring & Automation 

Here was a fun article written about me as well: https://influencedigest.com/interviews/canadas-top-productivity-hacker-ferhan-patel/