Lisa Shields

Founder and CEO, FI.SPAN

Role: Fellow

Sites: CDL-Montreal, CDL-Toronto

Streams: Blockchain, Web3

Lisa Shields is FI.SPAN’s founder and CEO.

FI.SPAN is Lisa’s second financial technology startup – she also founded and led Hyperwallet Systems Inc for 15 years; today it is recognized as a leading global payments processor for business to consumer mass payouts. She is a member of the Canadian FinPay Committee, was named the EY Regional Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2015 and received a Women in Payments Innovation Award in 2016.

A firm believer in inclusive commerce, Lisa is always looking for new ways to unite ecosystem participants for the benefit of end users. She also has a personal interest in the underbanked and speaks frequently and passionately on the importance of low-cost, compliant payments.