Matt Friend is a Vice President with Visa. He has global responsibility for Visa’s Strategy and go-to-market for real-time payments. Matt is a board member and on the executive committee for the U.S. Faster Payments Council.
Previously at Visa, he was Global Strategy and Business Operations lead for Visa Direct and prior to that he led North America Product Strategy, Initiatives and new Product Development. Prior to joining Visa, he was a Managing Director at Accenture where he was Global Strategy lead for Payments as well as head of Accenture Payment Services in North America. Prior to Accenture, Matt served in a similar role as a Principal at Booz Allen.
Matt has over 25 years of experience in retail, commercial and cross-border payments covering strategy, customer-centric product development, operations, enterprise risk, digital (mobile, analytics, etc…), large-scale transformation, business process reengineering, operating model development, and supervisory and regulatory structures and compliance. Matt has worked closely with financial institutions, payment providers, retailers and technology companies in applying his experience as well as at the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve. Matt previously served as Director at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service.