Head of Business Development & Strategy, Plaid
Sima Gandhi leads Business Development and Strategy for Plaid, the technology company powering the fintech ecosystem. Today, thousands of companies use Plaid's suite of APIs to build applications that enable millions of consumers and businesses to lead healthier financial lives.
Sima joined Plaid from American Express, where she launched the Bluebird product with Walmart, drove Amex’s financial inclusion approach, and led strategy for new lending products. Prior to Amex, she oversaw the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and managed White House/regulatory relationships at the US Treasury Department. She also led tax policy initiatives for the Center for American Progress and practiced tax law at Simpson Thatcher.
Sima holds a BA/BS in engineering from Stanford and a JD/LLM in tax law from New York University. She is a member of the NACHA advisory board.