Marqeta announced that it has named Mike Milotich as Its New Chief Financial Officer, effective February 22, 2022.

According to a press release shared with Finance Magnates, Mike Milotich, a financial executive veteran with extensive experience in financial analysis, has been onboarded by Margqeta, a modern global card issuing platform, as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Milotich brings in excess of twenty years of experience from the financial sector. Though, the majority of it is in payments and financial services. He will take over from Tripp Faix, the outgoing Chief Financial Officer.

Faix has decided to step down and spend more time with his family. Faix will continue in an advisory capacity until the end of March 2022, to ensure a smooth transition of the CFO position. Additionally, he will participate in Marqeta’s upcoming conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2021 financial results, set for March 9, 2022.

A Review of Milotich’s Vocation

Prior to the appointment by Marqeta, Milotich served Visa for almost eleven years. His most recent position was Senior Vice President / Head of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations which he served for more than three years. Before that promotion, he was Senior Vice President / Head of Investor Relations, Vice President of Corporate FP&A and Business Analysis Lead, Sr. Director in Finance - Business Analysis and Strategic Partnership Deals and also Finance Lead - Global Product - Mobile, Emerging Products and Business Development.

Earlier to his term at Visa, PayPal utilised his skills as Commercial Analytics Lead for Core Payments team / Senior Manager. Over the course of two years, he delivered business insights while also driving expense reduction for PayPal's largest cost.

Barclays Global Investors recruited him in March 2009 as a Senior Financial Analyst. During the six month stint, he conducted financial planning, forecasting and analysis for the iShares ETF business unit.

In February 2007, he joined the ranks of American Express. He took on the role of Manager of Business Analysis and Strategic Planning for just over two years.

Moreover, at Booz Allen Hamilton he worked as an Associate to Financial Analysis and the PMO Manager.

Milotich’s first known role was with BTS USA Inc. as an Account/Project Manager/Consultant. Over the course of four and a half years, he consulted primarily in Telecom (especially wireless) and Retail with an emphasis on strategic implementation and alignment.

An Excellent Fit for Marqeta

Jason Gardner, the Founder and CEO of Marqeta commented on the appointment: “After a thorough executive search, it was clear that Mike’s deep payments experience makes him an excellent fit for Marqeta. He has a keen appreciation for the possibilities in front of us as a company. We look forward to welcoming him to the Marqeta community. On behalf of our board, leadership team, and all Marqetans, I want to thank Tripp for his tireless dedication to Marqeta, and the instrumental role he had in putting a corporate foundation in place that guided us through our IPO and two major private fundraising rounds. He will always be a friend, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

“Having spent the last ten years at Visa, I had a front-row seat to the rise of Marqeta, and the innovations they’ve opened up globally with their modern card issuing platform. After spending time with Jason and the executive team, I was impressed by both how well they’d scaled to date and the massive opportunity in global money movement that lies ahead of them. I look forward to joining the team and helping to guide the next chapter of the company’s growth,” said Milotich.

Marqeta announced that it has named Mike Milotich as Its New Chief Financial Officer, effective February 22, 2022.

According to a press release shared with Finance Magnates, Mike Milotich, a financial executive veteran with extensive experience in financial analysis, has been onboarded by Margqeta, a modern global card issuing platform, as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Milotich brings in excess of twenty years of experience from the financial sector. Though, the majority of it is in payments and financial services. He will take over from Tripp Faix, the outgoing Chief Financial Officer.

Faix has decided to step down and spend more time with his family. Faix will continue in an advisory capacity until the end of March 2022, to ensure a smooth transition of the CFO position. Additionally, he will participate in Marqeta’s upcoming conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2021 financial results, set for March 9, 2022.

A Review of Milotich’s Vocation

Prior to the appointment by Marqeta, Milotich served Visa for almost eleven years. His most recent position was Senior Vice President / Head of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations which he served for more than three years. Before that promotion, he was Senior Vice President / Head of Investor Relations, Vice President of Corporate FP&A and Business Analysis Lead, Sr. Director in Finance - Business Analysis and Strategic Partnership Deals and also Finance Lead - Global Product - Mobile, Emerging Products and Business Development.

Earlier to his term at Visa, PayPal utilised his skills as Commercial Analytics Lead for Core Payments team / Senior Manager. Over the course of two years, he delivered business insights while also driving expense reduction for PayPal's largest cost.

Barclays Global Investors recruited him in March 2009 as a Senior Financial Analyst. During the six month stint, he conducted financial planning, forecasting and analysis for the iShares ETF business unit.

In February 2007, he joined the ranks of American Express. He took on the role of Manager of Business Analysis and Strategic Planning for just over two years.

Moreover, at Booz Allen Hamilton he worked as an Associate to Financial Analysis and the PMO Manager.

Milotich’s first known role was with BTS USA Inc. as an Account/Project Manager/Consultant. Over the course of four and a half years, he consulted primarily in Telecom (especially wireless) and Retail with an emphasis on strategic implementation and alignment.

An Excellent Fit for Marqeta

Jason Gardner, the Founder and CEO of Marqeta commented on the appointment: “After a thorough executive search, it was clear that Mike’s deep payments experience makes him an excellent fit for Marqeta. He has a keen appreciation for the possibilities in front of us as a company. We look forward to welcoming him to the Marqeta community. On behalf of our board, leadership team, and all Marqetans, I want to thank Tripp for his tireless dedication to Marqeta, and the instrumental role he had in putting a corporate foundation in place that guided us through our IPO and two major private fundraising rounds. He will always be a friend, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

“Having spent the last ten years at Visa, I had a front-row seat to the rise of Marqeta, and the innovations they’ve opened up globally with their modern card issuing platform. After spending time with Jason and the executive team, I was impressed by both how well they’d scaled to date and the massive opportunity in global money movement that lies ahead of them. I look forward to joining the team and helping to guide the next chapter of the company’s growth,” said Milotich.