Pasadena, CA-based prepaid card specialist Green Dot has appointed Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Development, Kuan Archer, to Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Since 2012, Kuan has led Green Dot’s entire technology organization including Worldwide Product/Software Development, Information Technology, Network Operations and Information Security. Prior to Green Dot, Kuan served as Senior Vice President of the Cloud Services Platform division at Rovi Corporation. Prior to joining Rovi, Kuan served in various leadership roles at Symantec Corporation where among other things, he was responsible for designing the company’s first web- and mobile- based consumer identity protection and transaction security offering for Financial Institutions and eCommerce providers.
Kuan has also held strategic product development and senior management roles at Microsoft Corporation, including experience in Microsoft’s Office, Visual Studio, and MSN divisions. Kuan holds multiple patents in the areas of Internet Security and web/device connectivity. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Green Dot’s products and services are available to consumers through a large-scale “branchless bank” distribution network of more than 100,000 U.S. retail locations, online, in app stores and through 25,000 tax preparers.
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