Matt Friend
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Matt Friend

Vice President, Real-time Payments, North America


Matt Friend is responsible for real-time payments in North America and has helped shape Visa’s strategy and go-to-market for real-time payments. Matt is board member and on the executive committee for the U.S. Faster Payments Council and is a frequent speaker at NACHA, AFP, SIBOS, etc.

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. 

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.