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Robert Clarkson

Robert Clarkson

SVP Global Business Development and Global Partnerships PayPal


Robert Clarkson has played a key role in identifying new markets and creating innovative products and solutions for the industry’s top companies for nearly 25 years.

As Senior Vice President, Robert and his team are responsible for PayPal’s largest global merchants and platform partners. His team also manages global business development initiatives. In addition, Robert is a member of both the Investor Relations and M&A teams.

Robert joined PayPal from American Express, where, as vice president of global business development, he guided AmEx’s efforts to define new growth strategies and strengthen the company’s B2B business. Prior to American Express, he served as President of Global Business Development for GE Corporate Payment Services. There he built the sales and account service organization and led a business unit that generated more than $11 billion in payment volume, later selling that business to Amex for $1.1B. His career in the payments industry stretches back to 1990 when he first joined Citigroup.

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