Carol Realini is a successful CEO, entrepreneur and board member with technology and financial services industry experience. She is a globally recognized technology innovator and has successfully led companies through initial public offerings, as well as into acquisitions. She is driven by a passion to improve people’s lives through technology.
Carol has extensive experience in financial services (mobile, payments) and technology (mobile, smart phone applications, payments and banking, enterprise software, distributed computing) and has worked extensively in India and Africa on mobile money. Her latest venture, Obopay, which she founded and served as CEO for 5 years and Executive Chair for one year, is a leading global mobile banking and payment provider. Learn more about Carol’s efforts in mobile financial services for the developing world in this video from the World Economic Forum.
Carol’s long history of entrepreneurship includes Obopay, Chrordiant (IPO), J. Frank Consulting (Acquired), and Legato (IPO). In addition, she has served on several boards of directors, including the NGOs Search for Common Ground and GlobalGiving, and corporate boards Obopay, Chordiant and Invio. Carol also mentors young entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, providing wisdom and lessons learned from her four successful startup experiences.
A recognized international expert in mobile money, Carol has presented to world business and political leaders at events including those hosted by the U.S. State Department, the World Economic Forum, and the Gates Foundation. In 2008, Carol was named one of the 50 Top Women in Technology by Corporate Board Member magazine, and in 2010, was recognized as one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Follow Carol on Twitter @carolrealini and find out more about her work and her passion on her blog http://carolrealini.wordpress.com/