Chris Uriarte

Chris Uriarte

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Chris brings diverse and specialized experience to Glenbrook, having held multiple leadership positions in the payments industry over the past eighteen years. His expertise lies in areas related to global payments, risk management and fraud prevention.

He previously served as the Chief Payments & Strategy Officer at Vesta Corporation, a global leader in specialized payments and fraud prevention services to major retailers and telecommunication companies. At Vesta, he oversaw the company’s payments operations, strategy, product management and service delivery functions for their guaranteed payments business, which processed in excess of $12 billion annually.

Prior to joining Vesta, he served as the Vice President and Head of International Operations at American Express.  At Amex, he oversaw the company's efforts to deploy new products and services into global markets, with a particular focus on emerging markets and payment types. During his time at Amex, he led efforts that spanned North America, Europe, LATAM and greater China.

Earlier in his career, he spent eleven years as the Chief Technology Officer at Retail Decisions (ReD), the London-based specialist in payments and fraud prevention, which is now part of ACI Worldwide.  During that time, he led the company's product, development and strategic technology efforts. At peak of his tenure at ReD, he helped grow the company's footprint to process over 19 billion transactions annually.
He has also served on the boards of several industry organizations, FinTech and enterprise technology companies.

Chris is based in New York and is passionate about road cycling, snowboarding and great food.