Visa Veteran Doug Leighton Joins ChangeUp as Strategic Advisor

ChangeUp welcomes Doug Leighton as an advisor

Los Angeles – Financial technology company ChangeUp enthusiastically welcomes longtime Visa veteran Doug Leighton as an advisor. While at Visa, Doug led a team of account executives and managers responsible for strategic sales and relationship activities at over 7,000 US-based community bank and credit union clients. In that role, he coordinated a variety of programmatic sales efforts designed to maximize efficiencies and secure revenue. He was also an active speaker on a variety of payment-related topics and represented Visa at dozens of organizations. Doug was at Visa for over 23 years.

“ChangeUp’s donation technology has enormous potential with banks and credit unions as a way to increase customer engagement by embracing charitable giving, spotlight an FI’s support of local charities and increase payment volume. I’m excited to work with Bob and Raj and the team,” Leighton said.

ChangeUp CEO Robert Soderstrom shared, “As we expand our product offerings from e-commerce to banks and credit unions, Doug brings exceptional expertise into financial software integrations and go-to-market strategies. His perspective always puts the community banks and credit unions first and we highly value his insights.”

In addition to ChangeUp, Doug also serves in advisory roles to Neofize, Accelergy, Flow Networks, inbanx, and Larky. He is a board member of Chartway Ventures in Virginia Beach, VA, and is the founding partner of Tahoma Advisors. He has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and BS from San Jose State University.

On the ChangeUp Board of Advisors, Leighton joins other card network veterans like AmpliFI CEO Mike Knoop, Ed Glassman, entertainment advisors Tesa Aragones, John Pleasants, and the talent conglomerate William Morris Endeavor, owner of global ad agency 160over90, who represents Visa in sports, music, and the Paris Olympics.


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