Daniel A. Weiss is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chartwell Compliance, the firm he founded in 2011 to provide market entry, testing, and outsourcing services solutions to dozens of financial technology, payments and financial services companies. Prior to Chartwell, Daniel served from 2003 until 2010 as the chief compliance officer, chief strategy officer, and the founder’s first employee of Microfinance International Corporation (MFIC), an international payments and microfinancing business, which was subsequently sold. Daniel secured and managed the company’s multi-state license portfolio; wrote business plans and financial projections; secured the Dutch and American Governments as major investors; built multi-national corporate partnerships; and launched a profitable compliance consultancy. Daniel has been a speaker at industry events such as Money2020; the Money Transmitters Regulators Association; the Harvard Business School; the Federal Reserve System; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and the Center for Financial Services Innovation. He was previously a recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, serving the Special Advisors to the U.S. President and Secretary of State for Kosovo Implementation.
Daniel completed INSEAD’s one-year Challenge of Leadership program at Fontainebleau and Singapore in December 2016 and is currently enrolled in INSEAD’s Executive Master’s program in Coaching for Change. He completed two intensive rounds of Kaizen management training in Japan during 2015 and 2016. He was awarded a graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship by the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Education Program, during which time he studied American-Israeli-Arab relations and foreign languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniel is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in political science, where he served as an Honors College Undergraduate Teaching Fellow in English writing. He earned his Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University.
Outside of work and academia, Daniel is a triathlete, ultra-distance swimmer, Civil War history buff, and a certified advanced scuba diver.