Mike West
Vice President - Business and Government Disbursements Visa
Mike is responsible for product strategy and solutions, commercialization and expansion of the Visa Direct real-time payments businesses at Visa. His team also leads partnerships with leading Banks, Payment Service Providers, Financial Institutions and Corporations to deploy new real-time payment solutions for use cases including - Property & Casualty Insurance, Healthcare, Lotteries & Gaming, On-Demand / GIG Economy, Alternative Lending, Marketplaces, Government, Education, T&E, Payroll, Contract Staffing and Cross-Border Remittances.

He brings over 20 years of payments industry experience from leading product development, product management, marketing, and partnerships working in the U.S., Australia, and UK. Prior to Visa Mike was Director of Consumer Products for PayPal’s North America Consumer Business and he spent 12 years at American Express leading product and marketing teams.

Mike earned an MBA from the University New England, Australia, and graduated from the Corporate Finance Program at the London Business School, UK. Outside of work, Mike advises several technology startups on product design, operations and growth strategies.