Marco Salazar

Marco Salazar

Director, Tech & Infrastructure

Marco is an experienced payments strategist and thought leader. He supports and advises, networks, issuing and acquiring financial institutions, processors, and payments technology companies. He consults with clients on how to best position and develop products within the ever-evolving payments industry. Marco provides strategic consulting on product development, emerging technologies, and technology modernization strategies.

Before joining Javelin, Marco spent time in research at Euromonitor International and product development at Discover Financial Services. As a member of Discover’s innovation team, he defined strategy and developed products across multiple verticals. Additionally, Marco evaluated emerging technologies and engaged the fintech community to determine the optimal development path (develop, partner, or buy). At Euromonitor he was responsible for the payments research in Latin America that helped multinational payments companies define their market and product strategies within the region.

Marco holds a Bachelor in Science and Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from DePaul University, with concentrations in Market Research and Strategy & Planning.

Latest Insights

March, 2023
Impact Note
Stripe, FIS, and Afterpay and the Search for Profitability and Flexibility

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Javelin Report
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