Shamir Karkal

Head of Open APIs

Shamir is a software engineer turned finance and banking expert. Prior to joining BBVA as Head of Open APIs, Shamir was the Co-Founder and CFO of Simple, an online banking services startup based in Portland, Oregon. Before Simple, Shamir was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. specializing in strategy consulting for financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Prior to McKinsey, Shamir was an software engineer. He has a bachelor’s in computer science, a master’s in information technology, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Recent Stories From this Author

How Mobile Platforms are Revolutionizing Banking
March 12, 2013 Simple CFO and Co-Founder, Shamir Karkal, will provide an overview of Simple’s recent momentum and partnerships in the...

Keynote Address: It's the Product, Stupid
September 18, 2012 Traditional marketing operated in the pre-digital world, where the goal was to get as much customer mindshare as possible....