About the Team
Ousmane Conde (technical founder) has built and led information retrieval and A.I. teams for Fortune 100 companies (Europe & the USA) and has led a diverse group of senior software engineers and mobile developers for the past 15 years. In 2015, he received the Black Engineer of the Year Award, Modern Day Technology Leader. Growing up in West Africa, he was raised by a single mother and self-funded his education from high school to grad school while supporting his family. At 18, he founded his first company and led another tech startup to become a top 20 most promising Big Data Solutions provider in the USA. Ousmane is a two-time Google Scholar and has received 12+ degrees and certifications in Computer Science and Leadership (UCLA, University of Lyon, Florida Memorial University, California Polytechnic, Pomona). He has paused his graduate studies at Harvard to focus on PayCruiser.
David Galvan (strategic adviser) is a payment, technology, and internet veteran with over twenty-five years of business and operational experience in Silicon Valley. He is currently V.P. of Digital Partnerships and Start-Up Engagement for MasterCard International. He focuses on digital partnerships, alliances, mentorship, and investments with emerging companies in the Fintech space. Before that, Galvan was Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for 24 Hour Fitness, the largest privately owned U.S. fitness club chain in the United States, serving nearly four million members in more than 420 clubs. Before 24HF, Galvan was the President/Head of B.D. at Schedulicity, a leading online scheduling service for appointment-based businesses. Galvan has also held senior leadership and operating roles at Topix, InfoGroup, Yahoo, AOL/Netscape, and Motorola. He is a frequent speaker on the Payments and Innovation, Digital Commerce, and Marketplace scene. A native Californian, Galvan is a graduate of Stanford University.