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Jason Lee

Jason Lee is an NYC-based American businessman and fintech entrepreneur.  He is currently the Founder and CEO of Salt Labs, a loyalty and payments technology company that enables frontline workers to own the long-term value of their work.

An innovator with a mission, purpose and demonstrated results, Jason is a well-known public speaker and author. He has been featured in Forbes, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and Bloomberg. Jason has been recognized as one of the premier thought leaders in global finance by the International Financing Review and the Milken Global Institute. He has also been named one of the Top 20 Digital Innovators in Benefits, the Gold Winner for “Innovator of the Year” for the 2020 CEO World Awards, and a winner of CEO TODAY USA AWARD 2021.

After spending nearly two decades on Wall Street engineering financial products for investment banking clients, Jason became a technology entrepreneur in 2015 when he founded DailyPay in his basement.  DailyPay is now the global leader in on-demand pay – an entirely new model of payroll that Jason invented and patented.  DailyPay is used by nearly 5 million people and is ranked in the top 30 of all financial apps in iOS/Android.  As a result of Jason’s invention of on-demand pay, there are now over 100 on-demand pay companies around the world that are empowering countless working people.  Jason led DailyPay as Chairman and CEO until 2022, at which time the company was valued at $2 billion.

In addition to DailyPay, Jason has created two other popular fintech apps – Friday and Salt.  Friday is a disruptive digital consumer banking app and debit card, and the first banking product to have three consumer account balances  – Checking Balance, Savings Balance, and for the first time ever, Pay Balance.  In 2021, Time Magazine named the Pay Balance as one of the top 100 inventions of the year.

Jason’s life calling is to create products and to build technology that radically improves the lives of the underserved.  In 2022, Jason founded Salt Labs, a company that offers never before seen technology to enable frontline workers to own the long-term value of their work. His vision is a future where workers are able to capture the value of their work beyond their hourly wage, leading to greater financial freedom and long-term wealth creation. Salt Labs is modernizing the total rewards structure for workers so that companies can better align their long-term interests with those of their workers.

Throughout Jason’s long career in the financial services and technology industry, Jason has also served in numerous leadership positions in nonprofit service. He has served as Chairman of the Board of SafeSpace, a nonprofit based in New York City dedicated to family rights advocacy.

Jason is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City with his wife Alicia and their three children.