John Partridge is the president of Visa Inc. In this role, he oversees marketing, product, client service support, processing, CyberSource and technology ensuring that Visa continues to accelerate progress on growth initiatives. Prior to being named president, Partridge served as chief operating officer and led efforts to transform Visa from a membership association owned by financial institutions into a global, publicly traded company.
Previously, Partridge served as the first president and chief executive officer of Inovant — the company that owns and operates VisaNet, Visa's electronic payment processing service. Under Partridge's leadership, Inovant developed a reputation for customer service. He led major efforts to reorganize Inovant, diversify the organization's corporate footprint to include remote development centers, create new centers of excellence for emerging technologies and ecommerce, and examine alternative processing approaches for the global marketplace.
Before joining Visa, Partridge served as the senior vice president of program management and chief information officer for UNUM Corporation, a disability insurance company in Portland, Maine. At UNUM, Partridge had enterprise-wide responsibility for managing technological capability.
Before joining UNUM, Partridge managed all systems, operations and consumer banking for Banco de Credito del Peru in Lima. His earlier career included 10 years with Wells Fargo Bank. Partridge has a B.S. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.