Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, PayPal (Festival Underwriter)
Franz Paasche is PayPal’s senior vice president of corporate affairs, leading global government relations, public affairs, and communications efforts and overseeing issues management, public policy, and thought-leadership initiatives. He also leads PayPal’s social innovation efforts, which aim to improve the financial health of individuals, businesses, and communities around the world. Prior to joining PayPal as vice president of corporate affairs in 2015, Paasche was head of external relations for North America for McKinsey & Company, a senior partner at Fleishman Hillard, managing director of Clark & Weinstock, and general counsel and executive vice president of Market Data Corporation. He serves on the board of the Brennan Center for Justice.