Himanshu Patel

Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group

Himanshu Patel is Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Fiserv, Inc. In this role, Patel is jointly responsible for enabling the success of Fiserv financial institution and fintech clients through the development and delivery of innovative card payment, debit network, digital payment, bill payment, data aggregation, digital banking and account processing solutions. 

Previously, Patel was Head of Card Services at Fiserv, a role he held starting with the transformative combination of Fiserv and First Data in 2019. 

Prior to this, Patel served as EVP and Chief Financial Officer at First Data beginning 2015, and as EVP of Strategy, Planning, and Business Development beginning in 2013. 

As CFO of First Data, Patel was a key leader in the turnaround of the company. He played a critical role in leading the $2.6 billion First Data IPO in late 2015 and was a key partner in multiple strategic transactions including the combination of First Data with Fiserv in 2019. 

Patel’s experience includes 16 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co, where he was a top-ranked equity analyst in the investment bank, and later served as head of strategy within the company’s mortgage banking division.

Patel is a graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.