Daniela Mielke is a global fintech executive with extensive experience leading organizations through strategic transformation in the face of rapid technology and dynamic market changes. She is currently based in San Francisco and advises public and private companies as well as Private Equity firms on a variety of strategic topics. Daniela has lived and worked in over 35 countries, leading initiatives for PayPal, Visa, McKinsey and Nestlé.
Daniela’s fintech experience draws upon serving as Chief Strategy and Product Officer of Vantiv, now Worldpay, a leading credit card processor and the largest U.S. merchant acquirer. As an executive at Vantiv, Daniela guided her C-level peers and the Board of Directors towards a new vision and strategy that resulted in major acquisitions and Vantiv’s leadership in the global marketplace. Prior to Vantiv, Daniela served as Vice President of Strategy at PayPal where she led the executive team through a time of significant change in the digital payments industry and spearheaded the repositioning of several overseas markets. Prior to PayPal, Daniela was the Senior Vice President of Strategy at Visa International, helping to lead the effort for Visa’s IPO. Daniela first honed her strategy, consulting and boardroom communication skills at McKinsey & Company, after beginning her career as a corporate auditor with Nestlé.
Daniela holds a MSc. (equivalent) in Economics and Business from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and an MBA in International Management from IMD, also in Switzerland.