JR joined Fiserv in September of 2017 through the acquisition of Monitise PLC, where JR led the development of strategic partnerships as new channels for Monitise solutions. Initially his efforts were focused on leveraging global partnerships to accelerate deployment of Monitise’s FINkit® platform as a service solution for the financial services industry.
Prior to Monitise, JR was with IBM for many years where he served most recently as the IBM Managing Director for the National Australia Bank (NAB) Integrated Account, which is part of IBM’s Global Financial Services Sector. In this capacity, JR was responsible for leading IBM’s overall performance and relationship with the Bank on a global basis.
JR also served for five years as the IBM Managing Director for the VISA Integrated Account headquartered in San Francisco, USA. He led a global team that included relationship coverage resources and a wide range of hardware, software, and services resources all focused on VISA’s success.
JR has extensive experience in financial services across a range of assignments. Prior to his assignment as Managing Director for VISA globally, JR was a Director/Client Executive for eight years in the Financial Services Sector Northern California cluster where he led teams for other financial services accounts including eBay.
Some of JR’s other leadership assignments at IBM included: Director of the IBM eBusiness Briefing Center at IBM’s Silicon Valley Lab, Senior Location Manager for IBM Guam and Micronesia, Account Executive for NASA at the Johnson Space Center, Senior Instructor at IBM’s Sales Training Center in Dallas, Texas, and a Account Rep on Guam where he began his career covering commercial and public sector accounts in the Pacific and US Military Bases throughout Asia.
JR received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with honors from the University of San Francisco.