Ashmit is one of the leading minds when it comes to payments. He's held senior technical management positions at General Electric, eBenefits, and Safeway.com. After joining Blackhawk Network as vice president of research and development, he led the technical team at Blackhawk Network, defining and designing a high redundancy payment clearing and settlement system based on POS terminals, Web, and Mobile prepaid during the start-up period for the company. As a co-founder, Ashmit Bhattacharya has successfully sold the prepaid card exchange company Plastics Jungle to InComm. Ashmit Bhattacharya graduated from India Mangalore University and holds a Bachelor of Engineering.