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Carmela Abraham

Carmela brings more than a decade of fintech expertise to Xiggit. Carmela joined Visa from PayPal, where she worked for many years. Carmela started with PayPal as a Sales Engineer before being appointed as Senior Manager of Global Merchant Services Integration. In her role at Xiggit, she is responsible for spearheading the vision, creation and evolution of Xiggit’s product offering. She earned a B.S. degree in Physics from U.C. Davis and an Advanced Project Management certification from Stanford University.

Michael Blanton

Michael drives all technical aspects of its development and deployment. Previously, he served as a Partner Engineer Lead at Affirm, where he focused on enterprise technical sales. Michael worked at Visa for six years directing Client Integration and Delivery and technical sales and implementation of Visa’s Checkout with key clients. Prior to this, Michael worked at PayPal as Senior Manager of Merchant Integration of PayPal’s Global Merchant Services. He earned a B.S.B. in eBusiness from the University of Phoenix.

Heather Dawson

Heather is a serial entrepreneur who excels in working at small, fast-growing startups or giant, multinational companies. She honed her experience working in senior roles delivering high growth results to data-driven technology companies. Heather started her career at IBM as Director of Sales, where spearheaded Software Sales for the company’s Information Management organization. Heather earned a B.S. degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics from the University of Toronto.