Kaz Nejatian

COO & VP, Product at Shopify

Kaz Nejatian is Shopify’s VP of Product and Chief Operating Officer and has been at Shopify since 2019. Prior to becoming COO, Kaz was VP of Product, Merchant Services, and Commercial.

Kaz oversees a cross-functional team that develops and delivers tools for entrepreneurs to supercharge their growth on Shopify. These products give independent merchants access to commerce innovations that have historically only been available to big businesses. After working as a lawyer in his early career, Kaz parlayed his life interests of entrepreneurship, finance, and technology into co-founding and serving as the CEO of Kash, a payment technology company which was acquired in 2017 by one of the largest fintech companies in the U.S. Kaz then served as Product Lead for Payments and Billing at Facebook, reducing the barriers for businesses in cash-dependent markets to purchase digital ads without a credit card.

Kaz is a graduate of Queen’s University’s School of Business and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Along with being a key player in making commerce better for everyone, he is also a husband and the proud father of three children.


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  • COO & VP, Product

    September, 2022 - present

  • VP, Product - Merchant Services

    September, 2019