Global Fintech Forum

Evan Shelan

Chairman & Founder

Evan Shelan is the creator & founder of Global Fintech Forum. He graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a BA in economics. In 1994 he transformed the foreign currency exchange business from an analogue model to a web-based environment where he developed a business-to-business model of selling foreign currency services over the Internet through financial institution portals.

Today supporting 4,000+ financial institutions, Global Fintech Forum has grown into a multi-channel business including: Credit Unions, Corporate Credit Unions banks and bankers banks.

Evan is an alumnus of The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. In 2001, he was inducted as a Wharton Fellow for life. This fellowship combines research-based knowledge and hands-on learning to train leaders to develop new ebusiness models and set new, secure directions for his organization utilizing the Internet.

In 2013, as an answer to the Dodd-Frank Act regulating financial institutions on international payments, Global Fintech Forum developed the first fully integrated Global Payments interface for the Federal Reserve saving consumers 90% on fees.

In June 2014, Shelan was awarded The Entrepreneur Success of the year for the Small Business Administration's Northern District of Texas, which included Dallas/Ft. Worth, Waco, and East Texas.

Evan has delivered lectures throughout the United States to the banking & credit union industry and has written articles for the National Association of Federal Credit Union and Credit Union Times Blog. Shelan has been featured and interviewed by numerous newspapers including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. He served as VP and program co-chairman of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Wharton Alumni Association for six years.

Global Fintech Forum's Next Big Thing: Initiatives including co-partnering with technology partners to develop more secure methods of sending payments around the world utilizing block chain.

Global Fintech Forum