Marco Salazar

Marco Salazar

Director, Payments

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

June, 2022
Javelin Report
Differing Models Continue to Define P2P Payments

The funding mechanism consumers use for their person-to-person (P2P) transactions will determine the financial relationship P2P platforms can build with their users. P2P operators ...

April, 2022
Javelin Report
M&A Transactions in 2021 & 2022: The 40+ Deals That Are Changing the Payments Industry

The “megadeals” of 2019 got the attention in the payments industry, but it’s a host of other transactions in 2021 and early 2022—more than 40 in total—that have the potential to pu...

February, 2022
Javelin Report
Credit Cards and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Transformed the Credit Card Industry

Two years of the coronavirus pandemic have caused tectonic shifts in the credit card industry that will have permanent effects on issuers, card networks, and all other firms involv...

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