Solmaz Shahalizadeh

Director of Merchant Services Algorithms, Shopify

Solmaz Shahalizadeh is a data team director at Shopify, overseeing merchant services algorithms and finance-data teams. Her merchant services algorithms team employs machine learning to power Shopify’s intelligent products including Shopify’s real-time Order Fraud Analysis, Shopify Capital and Shopify Payments underwriting. She also built the finance-data team from the ground up to provide data-driven insights on all non-GAAP metrics during the IPO process and afterwards. She has a passion for building high quality data products that ensure accuracy and agility of analysis.

With multiple graduate degrees in machine learning and computer science, she has employed her skills in cancer research, finance and e-commerce for the past 10 years.  Prior to Shopify, she worked at Morgan Stanley as an analyst and a developer.

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