Daniel A. Weiss is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chartwell Compliance, the firm he founded in 2011, which provides market entry, testing, and outsourcing services solutions to dozens of financial technology, payments, lending, and banking firms. Prior to Chartwell, Daniel served from 2003 until 2010 as the chief compliance officer, chief strategy officer, and the founder’s first employee of Microfinance International Corporation (MFIC), an international payments and microfinancing business, which was subsequently sold. Daniel secured and managed the company’s multi-state license portfolio; wrote business plans and financial projections; secured the Dutch and American Governments as major investors; built multi-national corporate partnerships; and launched a profitable compliance consultancy. Daniel has been a speaker at industry events at Money2020; the Money Transmitters Regulators Association; the Harvard Business School; the Federal Reserve System; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and the Center for Financial Services Innovation.
Daniel is also President and CEO of Kalyani International School in Bethesda, MD. Kalyani International immerses children into non-Western languages critical to international coexistence. Kalyani International’s mission is to develop mature global citizens, who have well-balanced worldviews and sensitivity to peoples from regions that are less familiar to Westerners.
Daniel completed INSEAD’s one-year Challenge of Leadership program at Fontainebleau and Singapore in December 2016 as well as two intensive rounds of Kaizen management training in Japan in 2015 and 2016. He was a recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, serving the Special Advisors to the U.S. President and Secretary of State for Kosovo Implementation. He was awarded a graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship by the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Education Program, during which time he studied American-Israeli-Arab relations and foreign languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniel is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in political science, where he served as an Honors College Undergraduate Teaching Fellow in English writing. He earned his Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University.
In his free time, Daniel enjoys military history, swimming, biking, music, cooking, and traveling with his family. He is a certified advanced scuba diver.