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Green Dot Corporation appoints chief technology officer, SVP of human resources

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Pasadena, Ca., USA - November 16, 2012, Pasadena, Ca., USA - Green Dot Corporation, a provider of personal banking solutions, announced the hiring of Kuan Archer as CTO and executive vice president of product development, and Jim Koster as senior vice president, HR.

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Prior to joining Green Dot, Mr. Archer was Senior Vice President of Product Development at Rovi Corporation, formerly known as Macrovision. At Rovi he was responsible for all of Rovi's Cloud Services, eCommerce, and Platform As A Service product lines, as well as development operations across Web, PC/Mac, and Mobile (iOS, Android) platforms. Mr. Archer’s prior experience also includes holding senior roles at Symantec, where he was responsible for the cloud-based identity protection offerings for financial institutions and eCommerce providers, and various leadership and development roles at Microsoft Corporation, where he worked for nearly a decade.

Mr. Archer received a B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Washington. He holds multiple patents and patents pending in the areas of Cloud Services connectivity and Internet Security.

Mr. Koster joins Green Dot from Starbucks Corporation, where he was responsible for human resources for Starbucks’ Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific regions. Prior to that position, he oversaw human resources for Starbucks' U.S. business. Prior to Starbucks, he served in senior human resources leadership roles at Honeywell and Dell.

The company also announced that Sam Altman has been named Executive Vice President of Mobile Products and Technology.

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