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Karin Safra

Lead Data Science PM, PayPal

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Karin Safra, a Lead Data Science Product Manager at PayPal, is making significant strides in shaping innovative solutions. With four years at PayPal, she currently spearheads risk-based trust products within the Fraud & Risk data science group. Her role involves deploying cutting-edge algorithms and machine learning methods to meticulously analyze and score online activities, contributing to the prevention of fraud. A collaborative leader, Karin works closely with cross-functional teams, including Engineering, Data Science & Research teams, and product stakeholders. She ensures seamless alignment with the product roadmap, optimizing user experiences, and meeting regulatory requirements.

Karin's standout skills extend to product strategy formulation and roadmap development. Her ability to define new features and priorities, translating business needs into engineering requirements, reflects her strategic acumen. Karin's leadership has been pivotal in launching a tailor-made product addressing PSD2 regulation, resulting in a 3% decrease in customer authentication challenges, a $15M revenue increase, and a $3M annual SMS cost reduction. Her project to re-implement PayPal's central trust solution showcased her commitment to technological advancement, eliminating technical debt, and enhancing overall system performance, ultimately contributing to a $1M improvement in revenue.

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