VP & Head, Digital Partnerships, FinTech & Ventures, VISA Inc. Latin America & the Caribbean Region
Arnoldo J. Reyes is currently Vice President of Digital Partnerships, Fintech & Ventures for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Region of Visa, Inc. In this position, Mr. Reyes leads the development of partnerships with leading digital brands such as Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal. Additionally, Mr. Reyes is responsible for Visa’s commercial activities within the Fintech ecosystem and co-manages efforts related to Visa Ventures (Visa’s corporate venture capital arm) in the region.
Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Reyes was Head of Latin America at Abra, a blockchain-powered mobile payments startup whose investors include American Express Ventures, First Round Capital, and NYCA. Before Abra, Mr. Reyes was Head of Financial Services, Market & Business Development for the Latin American and Caribbean region at PayPal, Inc. At PayPal, Mr. Reyes led the company’s expansion in over 10 markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as all strategic partnerships, and product deployment initiatives for Small Business and Consumer segments.
Mr. Reyes has also held a variety of leadership roles in the areas of Strategy, Consulting, Finance, Product, and Marketing at American Express and MasterCard. He served as Head of Strategic Initiatives at Grupo Financiero Promerica, a privately-held Latin American banking conglomerate with operations in South, Central, and North America and the Caribbean. Mr. Reyes began his career within the investment banking division of Barclays Capital where he focused on originating, structuring, and executing transactions in the Financial Institutions, Telecom, and Media sectors. Mr. Reyes has vast international experience, having lived or worked in Latin America, the U.S., Africa, Europe, and Asia. He obtained his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and currently resides in Miami, FL U.S.A.