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Irfan Tareen

Global Business Leader: Identity, Fraud and Compliance @ Equifax

Global Business Leader: Identity, Fraud and Compliance at Equifax

Atlanta, Georgia

Ranked #269 out of 5,380 for Global Business Leader: Identity, Fraud and Compliance in Georgia

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Global Business Leader: Identity, Fraud and Compliance

Atlanta Metropolitan Area


VP Business Development and Financial Operations

2016 to 2019

Greater Seattle Area

American Express

VP Products

2015 to 2016

New York, NY

Irfan Tareen's Education

The University of Georgia

Ph.D., Economics

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science (BS), Management Science / Finance & Economics

Aitchison College

FA, Economics, Statistics

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Global Business Leader: Identity, Fraud and Compliance @ Equifax Atlanta Metropolitan AreaVP Business Development and Financial Operations @ Center - Established financial services partnerships including network, issuer, processor and ancillary services through all stages: sourcing, contract negotiations, implementation and partner management. - Led financial products design and operational procedures ascertaining regulatory compliance.- Fraud mitigation: benchmarking, strategy, rules and user experience metrics.- SME support in diverse areas of business: Pricing, Network Op Regs., Agile transformation, etc. From 2016 to 2019 (3 years) Greater Seattle AreaVP Products @ American Express - Responsible for developing new products/applications for diverse consumer and B2B portfolio including: prepaid cards, international payments, foreign exchange, gift cards, global travel cards, and Traveler’s Cheques.- Optimizing throughput and platform viability trade-off to deliver sustainably on an aggressive growth plan to manage over a dozen parallel integrations. From 2015 to 2016 (1 year) New York, NYVP Risk @ American Express - Line of Business Risk Officer responsible for maintaining loss provisions against targets globally.- Lead funds usage function to create best in class strategy, capabilities, and processes to minimize funds exit losses while maintaining delightful user experience across all spend channels.- Lead Institutional Risk function for all American Express stored value products. Provided SME input into contract negotiation with retail/bank distribution partners.- Manage a globally distributed staff of directors/managers. From 2013 to 2015 (2 years) New York, NYRetail Risk Strategist @ PayPal - Enabled PayPal entry into retail sales. Led a team of decision scientists, system engineers, product managers and operations team to execute on the strategy framework to mitigate all customer and merchant risk touch points. Decision strategy reduced net losses by ~ 75% M.O.M in the early months of the program.- Devised risk strategies for PayPal's credit (Bill Me Later®) and deferred payment products globally.- Risk SME for optimal risk-margin-experience tradeoffs in collaboration with global core payments, global product development, credit and fraud analytic, statistical and financial modeling and forecasting teams. From 2012 to 2013 (1 year) San Francisco Bay AreaGlobal Risk Strategist @ PayPal - Accountable for PayPal's Consumer Risk strategy related to on-us credit and deferred payment products globally.- Optimizing risk-margin-consumer experience trade-offs.- Cross functional interaction as Risk SME with teams in global core payments, global product development/customer experience, credit policy, credit and fraud analytics, statistical and financial modeling and forecasting. From 2011 to 2012 (1 year) San Francisco Bay AreaBusiness Leader, Product Consulting @ Visa P&L responsibility for top Visa Small Business Credit issuers in North America contributing over $93B in transaction volume.- Provided research and turnkey premium features and benefits to support premium product launches to the top Visa issuers; cards drove 5X incremental spend in B2B segment.- Implemented strategies for channel diversification and used portfolio optimization, cross-sell/response models to identify over 1m prospects in the consumer base eligible for a Small Business card product.- Pioneered bench-marking tools (quarterly/monthly) to consult in areas of cardholder engagement, credit risk, and vertical specific spend opportunities.- Provided thought leadership to maximize the un-carded B2B payments via a differential interchange and pricing strategy. From 2008 to 2011 (3 years) San Francisco Bay AreaDirector, New Products & Services @ Visa Support Small Business Credit and Debit Portfolios for top issuers North America grossing over $125 B in annual sales volume.- Led a cross functional product, sales, technologies’ and multiple third party data provider team for the creation of Visa Hosted No Preset Spending Limit (NPSL) credit underwriting service that supports Visa Signature Business cards for subscribing issuers with a 5 year expected Visa NPV in excess of $28MM. Co-author on the non provisional patent filed for NPSL in an open loop environment.- Program owner responsible for Portfolio Optimization (PO) initiative – identifying and managing off-shore analytical resources, providing guidance for model build and marketing campaign management. PO analyzed key portfolio metrics (penetration, activation, usage, ticket) to uncover untapped opportunities in issuing client's portfolios.- Led primary research studying gaps in servicing small business card holders. Developed actionable recommendations for Visa and issuers creating an active preference for Visa Business cards. Identified an incremental 5 year revenue potential of $15MM for top 3 Visa issuers through deeper customer engagement and expense reduction. Findings adapted to multiple regional issuers. From 2007 to 2008 (1 year) San Francisco Bay AreaDirector, GNS Risk Management @ American Express - Provided thought leadership and content expertise in developing analytical solutions to address issues of targeting, underwriting, customer management and collections.- Priced and managed a $1.3 MM. service level agreement to support risk and information management needs for four network issuers spread across Europe and the Middle East.- Increased the profitability of the top Middle Eastern issuer in the network by 29%, by identifying and leading a task force to address an $88 MM. opportunity in disrupted transactions.- Developed and implemented pricing strategy based on competitive intelligence, cost analysis, and indirect revenue generation.- Consulted and interacted with senior executives (CEO, COO, and CCO) at Financial Services Institutions.- Developed business cases and value stories for proposals to prospect issuing banks.- Recruited and trained a team of economists and system's developers. From 2003 to 2007 (4 years) Phoenix, Arizona AreaSenior Manager, International Risk Management @ American Express - Supported international decision science infrastructure through predictive models and break-even economics. - Defined the portfolio management strategy and developing a holistic approach to managing the customer through the entire lifecycle.- Recruited, trained and remotely managed a team of 15 econometricians in AXP Gurgaon, India offices. From 2001 to 2003 (2 years) Phoenix, Arizona Area

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