Tim Attinger

Tim has recently joined as Managing Director for Market Platform Dynamics with the Firm’s San Francisco office.  In this capacity Tim advises executives of global clients on innovation and growth strategies, establishing corporate direction, finding and assessing partners, and catalyzing new product revenues.

Prior to joining Market Platform Dynamics, Tim was Global Head of Product Innovation and Development for Visa Inc. In this capacity, Tim was the executive lead of a worldwide new revenue enterprise for the world’s largest payments company.  His global responsibilities included product strategy, platform development, and business management for product innovation, security solutions, healthcare and IP strategy. Tim was also responsible for building global organizations, and managing the corporate P&L, for the global business units of money transfer, mobile commerce, and eCommerce. This capacity included negotiation of global contracts with key technology companies and development of partnership strategy for corporate development. Tim also helped lead the project to define Visa’s long-term corporate strategy prior to incorporation, and was a presenter on the roadshow for Visa Inc’s initial public offering, the largest IPO in US history. Tim was also a keynote presenter to global conferences and frequent spokesman to investors, analysts and media.

Prior to his global role with Visa Inc, Tim was SVP of Product Innovation and Development for Visa USA, Visa’s largest regional operating unit.  In this role Tim led a group that was responsible for analyzing industry, competitor and stakeholder trends through research, market intelligence, and competitor intelligence.  The group also established direction and strategy for Visa’s product innovation and development activities –including marketplace segmentation, solution definition, pilot management, new business development, strategic initiative management, and new product development and deployment activities– for Visa’s consumer and business products as well as for emerging product and service platforms.  Tim’s major innovation responsibilities included strategy and delivery for prepaid products, mobile payments, bill payments, chip initiatives, and loyalty platform services, as well as delivery of corporate and product strategies for Visa USA.

Prior to joining Visa in 1999, Tim served as director of Strategic Planning and Market Development for the Electronic Funds Services (EFS) merchant services division of First Data Corp.  At FDC Tim led the identification, development, and execution of strategic initiatives in new revenue growth, client retention, strategic partnership development, and market segment development. He joined FDC after a term as an associate with the strategy management consultancy Windermere Associates in San Francisco, a boutique strategy management consulting firm serving market-leading Fortune 500 companies with comprehensive corporate strategy development services, including a focus on industry leaders facing intensifying competition and rapid industry change.  Tim holds a Master’s degree in American Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of Alabama.