Michael D. Hansen is a leader at Discover Financial Services working within Business Technologies as our Head of Innovation. His responsibilities include: attention to change and growth opportunities in Card, Direct Banking, Payment Services, and Operations, and managing internal and external execution resources.

Mike has developed, acquired and financed companies and projects in multiple industries for both private and public companies.

As a leader inside of operating companies, a developer/principal investor, an investment banker and practicing corporate attorney, his experience and depth have been critical in taking ideas from paper to real-world execution and deployment. He has a keen sense of what is coming and puts everything thru a financial/executability filter.

Mike holds a JD and MBA from The University of Texas and a BS in Mathematics from Georgetown University.