Patrick Williams, Head of NA Digital Partnerships, Visa Inc.

Patrick Williams has been leading sales and marketing teams for more than 25 years. He started with Visa in 1999 and currently leads Visa’s North America Digital Partnerships organization driving business development and account management activities across Fintech clients and ecosystem partnerships in the areas of issuance and disbursements along with responsibility for NA based processor relationships. Prior to this, he managed the Emerging Payment Solutions and Prepaid Specialized Sales organizations, led Visa’s Loyalty Marketing team, played a critical role in developing marketing programs across Visa’s core sponsorship properties including the Olympics and the NFL, and led development of the NA Contract and Financial Management department. Prior to Visa, Patrick worked in brand development and advertising with a focus on Olympic partnerships and banking. He now resides in Atlanta where he is active in the local fintech community and sits on the board of Fintech Atlanta while also serving as the chair for Visa’s relationships with the Georgia Fintech Academy and the Atlanta Technology Development Center.