Jason Kobus

Managing Director, Platform Strategy at Silicon Valley Bank

Based in Orange County, California, Jason Kobus is managing director of platform strategy. As an entrepreneur and application program interface (API) evangelist, Jason delivers solutions that integrate digital banking with accounting and fintech platforms. His expertise in technology implementation, product co-development and risk management gives SVB clients the nimble financial tools they need to do what they do best: innovate.

Since joining SVB in 2008, Jason has fueled founders, disrupters and visionaries. He deployed SVB Direct Connect, the bank’s first data API platform, which simplifies bank reconciliation for entrepreneurs and accountants with leading accounting and fintech applications. He then launched an API banking platform that combined startup ingenuity with a scalable API gateway. Jason delivered digital onboarding that opens commercial bank accounts and supplies online banking user IDs in less than two minutes.