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 exploring emerging trends, technologies & business models; engages and cultivates Fintech startups; develops and conducts proofs of concepts; manages the Distributed Ledger/blockchain technology practice, and spearheaded U.S. Bank’s initial 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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