Direct Sellers Need To Accept Mobile Payments — Or Else
Jonathan Shapiro is a partner at Ropart Asset Management, a venture capital firm that has repeatedly invested in direct selling companies (think Amway). Shapiro says mobile payment acceptance won't just change direct selling — soon, it'll become an essential technology. And those that don't use it will fail.
CPA & Partner, Ropart Asset Management
Jonathan began his career at Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company, evaluating corporate loans. After FMAC, he joined UBS Investment Bank, advising corporate clients in Mergers and Acquisitions and Consumer Products & Retail in both New York and London.
Jonathan is the President and CFO of FragMob, serves on the boards of Digital Traffic Systems and iCentris (as Treasurer), and participates on the boards of FragMob, MediaTrust, and ViSalus Holdings. Jonathan was previously the CFO and board member of Solution X Global and Nature Technologies (DeerTech).
Jonathan received an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MBA from London Business School. He received an MS in Accounting from the Lubin School of Business at Pace where he attended on scholarship. Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers College, completing a BS in Computer Science in three years. Jonathan is a licensed CPA.
Jonathan is a board member for the CFO Alliance – New York, a member of NYSSA (New York Society of Security Analysts), the CFA Institute, the American Institute of CPAs, and serves on the board of his cooperative building in NYC. Jonathan is also an active triathlete in Olympic and 70.3 competitions.
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