Ijaz Anwar is a Senior Financial Services Executive and the current Principal and Consultant for Nuvo Payments, Inc.
Ijaz Anwar has over 16 years of experience within the financial services industry with a documented history of driving revenue gains, increasing profit margins, and launching a series of innovative products.
He is currently consulting for a number of financial services-related firms but has discovered that he is most energized by leading longer-term initiatives within one organization where he can truly make a difference.
Most recently Ijaz Anwar did this for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. where he served as SVP, Strategy and Business Development for the Retail Payments Solutions Group.
Previously he led the cash access division for the same company where he managed a rapidly growing organization while integrating a newly acquired business and once again launching an award-winning product.
Product innovation has been a key factor in Ijaz Anwar's success, but he has also consistently driven revenue gains and profit improvements through solid business planning, integrated process improvement initiatives, new systems implementations and effective team leadership.
Ijaz Anwar's Background
Ijaz Anwar's Experience
Chief Operating Officer at PayActiv, Inc
May 2013 - Present | San Jose, California
Principal & Consultant at Nuvo Payments, Inc.
July 2011 - June 2013
Providing strategic and tactical consulting services to several businesses. Current engagements include:
Product & Business Development: Assisting financial services technology provider (Unidos Financial Services) to grow revenues, identify/capitalize on new business opportunities, and raise additional funding. Secured key partnership for client and currently developing innovative new products.
Risk Management & Product Development: Hired by Green Dot Financial Corporation to develop products and operationalize processes for Check Mobile Remote Deposit Capture risk management & processing, ACH, P2P payments, and Financial Services Kiosk development.
SVP Strategy and Business Development at Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.
2010 - 2011 | Saint Petersburg, Florida
Promoted to SVP to oversee 5 different businesses. Served as GM for all product lines (annual revenues of $200 million). Supervised 6 VP-level officers and 17 indirect reports. Evaluated M&A opportunities, strategic alliances, JVs, investments, and product/business development initiatives. Served on key committees, including Technical Steering, Pricing, and Executive Committees.
Led turnaround for business that had been suffering transaction volume declines resulting from changes in payment habits. Brought in double-digit revenue gains each year while significantly increasing EBITDA.
SVP & GM, Cash Access Division at Fidelity National Information Services
2007 - 2009
Promoted to assume additional responsibilities of Accounting, Sales, and Finance management along with other areas from prior SVP position within $200 million division. Held full P&L accountability for budget, forecasts, and overall business operations. Directed team of 320 employees.
Successes included growing top-line revenues by 25% for gaming and 20% for check cashing, and reducing gaming division's sales overhead by 60%.
Ijaz Anwar's Education
University of Houston
1991 – 1996
Bachelor of Science
University of Houston
Concentration: Minor in Accountancy
Ijaz Anwar's Interests & Activities
Playing squash, reading about world history, and spending time with my family.