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Ben Duranske, CEO/COFounder Beam Beam is a fintech compliance and product leader with deep experience across the financial services, regulatory, and technology industries. At Beam, Ben and the team are building the world’s most advanced suspicious activity reporting and transaction monitoring platform. Before co-founding Beam, Ben served as Chief Compliance Officer of Facebook Payments from the subsidiary’s 2010 formation through mid-2015. While at Facebook, Ben built a global compliance team, managed worldwide licenses and regulator relationships, and directed internal compliance software builds and external compliance software requisition. Prior to Facebook, Ben worked at PayPal, and before that, he represented payments and platform companies in private practice as an attorney. Ben has also consulted with and served on the Boards of Directors of several fintechs, including both startups and established companies, and taught classes at Santa Clara Law. He earned his J.D. at the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall.