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Chris Newkirk Snares Visa’s Newly Created Position Of Chief Strategy Officer

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Recently, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced the appointment of Chris Newkirk as Chief Strategy Officer, joining office from June 15. Mr. Newkirk to head the Corporate Strategy organization and be part of the strategic planning for the company in collaboration with the company’s regional teams. Mr. Newkirk to be a member of the Executive Committee and directly report to Al Kelly, Chairman, and CEO.

Chris Newkirk brings 20 years of experience to the table and has worked for Capital One in diverse roles. Before joining Capital One, Mr. Newkirk headed several leadership roles at IndyMac Bank and worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York and Washington DC. Mr. Newkirk completed his undergraduate degree cum laude from Yale University and holds magna cum laude graduate degree from Harvard Law School.

“Chris will be a great addition to the executive team, not only because of the deep payments expertise he brings but also for his passion for people and excellent leadership. I look forward to welcoming Chris into our Visa family. He will bring some incredible experience and new insights as we continue to deliver on Visa’s strategy, build stronger client relationships, and grow our business.” stated said Al Kelly, Chairman, and CEO of Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable, and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying its brand, products, people, network, and scale to reshape the future of commerce. To learn more about Visa (V) and to track its ongoing progress please visit the Vista Partners Visa (V), Coverage Page.

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(Read Original Story: Visa Appoints Chris Newkirk as Chief Strategy Officer in Business Wire)


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