California-based financial services giant Visa has announced the appointment of Jenifer Como as the new Head of Investor Relations. She will be taking up the role from Mike Miletich, who will be leaving to start a new role at Marqeta as its Chief Financial Officer.
Visa Wants To Expand Its Investor/Client Relationship
Como will have the role of developing and expanding Visa’s investor relations infrastructure. He will also be charged with the responsibility of facilitating relationships with investors and clients, according to the roles outlined for the job.
Como has been working as the Senior Vice-President of investor relations at Visa. She has been working with Visa since 2019 when she joined the payments giant. Como has more than 2 decades of experience across financial services in the payments, banking, and insurance sectors. In those years, she held different roles associated with corporate finance, investor relations, communications, and strategy.
Como holds a BA in International Studies from John Hopkins University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Yale University.
Chief Financial Officer and Vice-Chair of Visa Inc, Vasant Prabhu, commented on the latest appointment.
“Jennifer is a proven leader with deep knowledge of Visa’s model and the trends driving our business,” Prabhu said. She added that Jennifer will continue to be a great addition to the company as it tries to provide a better relationship between clients and investors. She has proven to be a valuable partner to its investors and partners, and Visa believes she has more to offer for the growth of its strategic goals.
Visa Wants To Offer Crypto Exposure To Investors
Visa has been expanding its product line for the past few months. In November last year, Visa entered a partnership deal with Betvo to expand its open finance solutions and products across major markets in Latin America. This offers more choices to consumers.
A month later, the payments giant rolled out a global cryptocurrency advisory service to enable its clients and partners to go deeper on their crypto journey. The service will also enable crypto reward programs and CBDC-integrated consumer wallets.
The launch came at a period when the crypto market is receiving a lot of attention from the mainstream. The increasing popularity of digital currencies has pushed so many firms to roll out services that cater to the crypto community. Visa said the development of its crypto advisory services is needed to enable financial institutions to evaluate the opportunities brought by cryptocurrencies.