Vineet Katial

Fintech Chair

Mr. Katial is a venture capitalist and a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of work experience, focused on financial services, international business and software verticals. He is an acknowledged thought leader in these industries and is a frequent speaker at various mobile and financial service conferences globally. With his experiences and relationships within the IT and financial services sector, he has helped create new industries and assisted emerging markets innovate. He is an author of two patents and has helped invigorate debate regarding the financial services and inclusion in the global markets. He is the managing partner of a global incubator Sky7Ventures, where he is managing over fifteen startups currently. The goal of this venture capitalist is to get up to 500 companies in its portfolio. He is also the CEO of Vista Money where he has focused this business on making financial technologies that affect the ecommerce industry globally. Prior to forming Vista Money, he was the Co-founder and COO of Janeeva, where he played a leadership role in creating the Outsourcing Relationship Management industry. Prior to this venture, he was a CEO of a boutique consulting company where he helped develop outsourcing strategy for various Fortune 100 clients. As a pioneer in the offshore arena, Mr. Katial was the Founding Member and CIO for one first offshore BPO Company. It was sold to ICICI Bank, FirstSource has remains in the top 5 BPO companies globally and continues to grow. He has also, been the CEO of an offshore BPO company and managed various large-scale international ventures. He has extensive work experience within the banking and financial services industry and has worked with various Fortune 100 banks such as Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, American Express and Wells Fargo. His was also an Executive Director at Teletech and held various management roles with KPMG.

He is the Managing Partner, Sky7Ventures, Chairman and CEO of Vista Money, serves on the Board of EPINLABS, Virtual Barter, IPPLUS, Overly Digital, SLINKD.NET, Advisory Board of Anderson School at Wayne State University, Board Member Rotary Ann Arbor West, Executive Panel for Globalization of Services at University of Michigan/WDI, Charter Member for The Indus Entrepreneurs and Board of Advisors for Janeeva Inc, Compensation Committee Pittsfield Township, Road Committee Pittsfield Township.

He has an MBA from University of Colorado and Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.