Senior Business Leader
IT Strategic Project Group
Captivated by Change
After working with Visa as an outside consultant, Amy joined Visa as a full-time employee in February 2009.
“I had a sense of pride as a consultant for Visa, seeing the projects I was involved in being rolled out in the marketplace with the company’s strong brand behind them,” she notes.
But what really drew her in was the prospect of being part of a global company that was changing so rapidly. “Visa has made significant changes as an organization over the past few years in order to realize the goals of the IPO. The changes are dynamic and evident in all areas — structurally, procedurally and culturally. That’s what really appealed to me. I could see it beginning to take shape through my role as a consultant, and I wanted to be a more integral part of the change.”
Even though she had worked with Visa, some things were still a surprise. “The level of talent, is extraordinary, and not just at the level of my peers. The executive managers are great leaders with a strong vision for where Visa is headed next.”
With a Little Help from Her Friends
On a day-to-day basis, Amy believes the atmosphere at Visa is another distinguishing factor. She finds that the culture is very supportive and that there is a high level of collaboration throughout the company. “The organization is really about the effective delivery of products and services, and to succeed at that people have to work together and share common objectives.”
Yet her favorite thing about her colleagues is that they have instantly made her feel comfortable and supported. “I consider the people I work with my friends.”
Amy is always open to referring potential employees to Visa, although she has high standards for referrals. “I look for people who have outstanding leadership skills and those who have a unique vision for change. And, of course, I could only refer someone who takes pride in getting things done. It all comes back to being effective at delivering.”