Visa’s Innovation and Strategic Partnerships organization is responsible for managing Visa’s overall innovation agenda and initiatives and the management of strategic partnerships with critical non-financial institutions. As part of Visa’s Strategic Partnerships and Innovation organization, The Venture Program engages with the venture capital and startup ecosystem to: (1) gain access to emerging technology and business models; (2) distribute Visa capabilities to new categories of partners, and (3) enhance Visa’s competitiveness via new business opportunities and an improved innovation pipeline. Through relationships with investors, startups and accelerators, the Venture Program identifies opportunities – evaluated against Visa’s strategic objectives – for investment, pilots/POCs and strategic partnership.
This role will lead a team and identify, evaluate and execute potential transactions for Visa including acquisitions, equity investments, possible joint ventures, and other strategic initiatives.
The Vice President of Venture will lead a team of venture professionals and experienced business development professional, ideally with start-up or VC experience, capable of developing and managing Visa’s strategic relationships and related programs with the venture capital and fintech community at large. The role will drive all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution, from idea generation through valuation, due diligence and negotiation strategies.