Syncada from Visa Innovator, Dean Hahn-Carlson, Named a Top Inventor by Twin Cities Business

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MINNEAPOLIS--()--Syncada’s director of business strategy, Dean Hahn-Carlson, stands where innovative thought and industry expertise converge. Recognized as one of Minnesota’s Top 500 Inventors in this month’s issue of Twin Cities Business, Dean has influenced the evolution of Syncada's online network and its creative capabilities for more than a decade.

Dean began his financial services experience by implementing payment initiatives at U.S. Bank, as well as designing and testing the major merchant acquiring system now operated by Elavon. In 1996, Dean invented the concepts and filed the first patents for an online transportation platform. Today, this technology allows Syncada participants to collaborate for invoice processing, financing, and payment. Since then, he has been an integral part of the organization, contributing to business planning and strategy, business analysis, product development, and network management.

Syncada connects banks, buyers, and suppliers to facilitate global trade. By automating invoice processing and payment, participants increase efficiency and reduce errors. Syncada’s robust business intelligence services enable participants to analyze trends to increase operational efficiency. Buying organizations using Syncada can assist suppliers with optimizing working capital through integrated financing capabilities.

“At Syncada, people—whether network partners, participants, or employees—consistently drive us to reach the highest levels of achievement,” states Kurt Schneiber, Chief Executive Officer at Syncada. “Innovative people like Dean dare each of us to go beyond what we do today, requiring our best efforts as we grow the network for the future.”

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About Syncada

Syncada from Visa provides a business-to-business network for financial institutions to enable clients to increase control over their financial supply chains, regardless of language or currency. Financial institutions use Syncada to deliver standardized invoice processing and payment with integrated financing to their corporate and government clients. Syncada processes invoices for hundreds of buyers and makes payments to tens of thousands of suppliers in 47 countries. In 2011, Syncada processed more than US$21 billion in payments and millions of invoices and trade documents. Visit for more information.


Kara Pritchett, 612-436-6311

Release Summary

Syncada’s Dean Hahn-Carlson was recognized as one of Minnesota’s Top 500 Inventors by Twin Cities Business. Syncada connects banks, buyers, and suppliers to facilitate global trade.



Kara Pritchett, 612-436-6311