Celent,the research and consulting firm focused on the application of IT to the financial services industry, says Dan Schatt will be joining its banking practice. Schatt’s research and consulting are focused on emerging technologies impacting retail financial services, with a particular emphasis on online banking and electronic payment systems.
Before joining Celent, Schatt was a senior director at Yodlee Inc., where he managed a cross-functional team charged with the development and implementation of strategic data integrations with top-tier financial institutions and portals.
Previously, he was the co-founder and director of corporate development at CrossFunds Inc., a company focused on card-based international funds transfer solutions to the sub-prime market.
Celent says Schatt developed and managed key relationships with the investment community, corporate / regulatory legal counsel, and strategic partners. Prior to Crossfunds, Schatt worked as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions’ Group of Salomon Smith Barney.
Schatt has also held various positions within Citigroup in North America, Asia and Africa. Prior to Citigroup, Schatt managed payment and capital market infrastructure projects as Country Director of FSVC for Romania and the Republic of Moldova.
Schatt received a dual MBA (Finance) and MIA (International Economic Policy) from Columbia University and his BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is fluent in English and Romanian.