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Will Graylin

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Will Wang Graylin, Fellow, Affiliate MIT

Present academic affiliations:

Science Fellow, Affiliate, MIT media Labs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Present ID # 952521922

Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master of Science Business Administration

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering Department Computer Science, Master Degree in electrical engineering and Computer Science, MSEECS


Present Business Affiliations

Chairman & Founder OVLoop
Global Co-GM of Samsung Pay Samsung Logo
Board member board of Synchrony Financial Synchrony Financial Logo


Will is a Connection Science Fellow with MIT Media Lab, and teaches at MIT part time on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Will has a passion, as an entrepreneur, for delivering high-tech Mobile commerce and technology innovations to market.

Will is a serial entrepreneur and payment industry innovator. He founded and ran several successful companies, most recently OVLoop and previously Global Co-GM of Samsung Pay after Samsung acquired his last company LoopPay in February 2015. He is also currently serving on the board of Synchrony Financials (NYSE: SYF, largest private label credit card issuer in the world), he joined the SYF board as part of the largest public spin out in NYSE history, from GE. Will is also sitting on the board of several other high tech startups he has invested in. Prior to LoopPay Will was founder and CEO of ROAM Data, a leading mPOS solutions provider (acquired by Ingenico Group.) Prior to ROAM, Will was founder CEO of WAY Systems, world’s first pocket size point of sale solution for mobile merchants, (acquired by Verifone.) Prior to WAY, Will was founder and CEO of EntitleNet, a security software company (acquired by BEA Systems, later Oracle). Will earned two Masters degrees from MIT (MBA & MSEECS) after serving as a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer for nearly 6 years, (first Chinese immigrant to do so after being naturalized as a US citizen in 1987.)


MIT Appointments

Connection Science Fellow with MIT Media Lab 2017-


Current Research

Mobile commerce, Entrepreneurship



Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Master of Science Business Administration
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering       Department Computer Science, Master Degree in electrical engineering and Computer Science, MSEECS 1998-2000
Navy Nuclear Power School, Master of Science equivalent in Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Chemical and Radiological Controls
University of Washington, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Bachelor of Arts, Chinese Linguistics and Literature 1987-1992


Courses Taught

  • MIT Sloan – Managing in Adversity (course 15.386) joint with MIT Media Lab - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2016-)


Honors & Awards

  • President of Eta Kappa Nu (EE/CS Honor Society).
  • Academic Honor Societies: Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key.
  • National Co-op Education Association's Co-op Student of the Year 1990.
  • Awarded Four Academic Scholarships to attend U of W.
  • IBM’s Management Appreciation Award for co-inventing and implementing a new processor testing device which sped up testing more than 1000 folds from old method. Patent/Disclosures: IBM Tech Disclosure Bulletin Vol.34 No.7B, Co-author TR 07.1445


Professional History

OVLoop, Founder & Chairman - providing a platform for facilitating Conversational Commerce 2018 - Present
Synchrony Financial, Board Of Directors 2015 – Present
Samsung Pay, Inc. (Formerly LoopPay, Inc.  Acquired by Samsung in 2015) CEO, and Global Co-GM Samsung Pay (Mobile Wallet and Commerce Services Company) 2012 – 2018
ROAM DATA, INC.  (Acquired by Ingenico 2012), Founder/CEO (Mobile Commerce Platform and Services Company)
2007 – 9/2012
WAY SYSTEMS, INC. (Acquired by Verifone), Founder/CEO (Mobile Point-of-sale services and Payment Gateway) 2002 – 2007
ENTITLENET, INC. (Acquired by BEA Systems, now Oracle), Founder CEO (Security Software Company, Access Management for Web apps) 2000 - 2001
MARBLES, INC.  (later: SKYFIRE TECHNOLOGIES), Co-Founder President (Wireless Computing Software / Internet Startup) 1999 - 2000
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, Intern during Masters Degree at MIT.  Advance Technology Group (Wireless Computing) 1999
U.S. NAVY NUCLEAR SUBMARINE OFFICER (SSBN 728G), Line Officer - Electrical, Reactor Controls & Sonar Division Officer, Damage Controls Assistant (DCA) 1992 - 1998
IBM CORPORATION, Engineering Intern (for combined 9 months of Co-op) 1990 – 1991



Volunteer at Plummer Home for Boys in Salem MA, teaching paddling in the ocean to troubled boys during the Spring and Summer. Volunteer coaching at youth wrestling in Saugus.

Organized numerous charity events as MWR Officer, including a 5 K Run to benefit Big Brother /Sister Program of Bravard County, Children’s Hospital Visits, serving Thanksgiving Dinners, etc.

Volunteered as assistant wrestling coach at a local high school while stationed a Bangor Sub-base.

Enjoy family activities with wife and 4 children, snow boarding, Outrigger Canoe paddling & racing, standup paddle board, martial arts (competed and won various wrestling and Judo tournaments) computers & electronics, motorcycles, basketball, also enjoy playing piano, guitar, singing, chess, and reading books in the areas of personal development (physical, mental, spiritual,) as well as history and biographies.

Amateur Pilot


Publications (partial list)

Books (partial list)

  1. Graylin, Will Wang, MIT Thesis: "Addressing the Complexities of Multimedia Wireless Computing Solution", 200, Google Books

Issued US Patents


  1. Graylin, Will Wang et al., "System and method for playing rich internet applications in remote computing devices" U.S. Patent Number US7650390B2, Granted 2010-01-19
  2. Graylin, Will Wang et al., "Wearable headset with self-contained vocal feedback and vocal command" U.S. Patent Number US20100041447A1, Pending 2012-10-30
  3. Graylin, Will Wang et al., "System and method for incorporating one-time tokens, coupons, and reward systems into merchant point of sale checkout systems" U.S. Patent Number US20130054336A1, Pending 2013-02-28
  4. Graylin, Will Wang et al., "System and method for a secure cardholder load and storage device" U.S. Patent Number US9195983B2, Granted 2015-11-24
  5. Graylin, Will Wang et al., "System and method for electronic fund transfers for use with gaming systems" U.S. Patent Number US8715066B2, Granted 2014-05-06
  6. System and method for developing rich internet applications for remote computing devices" U.S. Patent Number US8341595B2, Granted 2012-12-25




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