Product Management Leader, Stripe
Alisa Smith is a dynamic FinTech product leader driven by her unwavering passion for financial inclusion. With a strong background in FinTech, she brings a wealth of experience to her current role as Product Manager at Stripe, where she oversees both the Credit and Financial Crimes teams. Here, Alisa leverages software tools and machine learning techniques to identify and mitigate risks effectively.
Prior to her role at Stripe, Alisa made significant contributions as a PM at Square, where she played a pivotal role in launching self-serve onboarding software for Afterpay SMB merchants in multiple countries. Alisa's impressive journey also includes her role as Founder and Head of Product at Ascent Microfinance, where she initiated a groundbreaking program offering financial education and small loans to marginalized communities. Her commitment to making financial services more accessible is clearly evident in her career journey.
With a degree in Integrated Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University, where she was the first female engineer to graduate from the program with honors, Alisa brings a unique blend of technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to her roles. She's known for her ability to craft clear product strategies, build transparent and productive partnerships, and inspire trust among cross-functional teams, making her a driving force in the FinTech industry.
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