Doug Nielson

Senior Vice President, Innovation Research and Development

U.S. Bank

Doug Nielson is Senior Vice President, Innovation Research and Development at U.S. Bank.   Doug leads the Research & Development team which focuses on identifying and exploring new concepts, technologies and business models to generate new revenue streams and enable business line growth across the bank.    His team also manages U.S. Bank’s engagement with the Fintech startup ecosystem and has been leading U.S. Bank’s participation in the open API economy.


Prior to U.S. Bank, Doug held a variety of global product strategy, development and management roles for American Express in the U.S. and Europe.  During his tenure at Amex, Doug was responsible for launching numerous innovative payment solutions.


Doug has a Masters of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington State University.

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