Head of Community Accounts
Doug Leighton, Head of Community Accounts, leads a National team of Account Executives and Managers responsible for sales and relationship activities at over 7,750 US-based Banks and Credit Unions. In this role, he coordinates a variety of efforts designed to provide the best of Visa’s products, services, resources and people – all tailored for Community Banks and Credit Unions.
Prior to his role in FI Sales, Doug held a number of positions at Visa, most recently managing Western Regional Issuer Sales. Before that, Doug managed US Business Planning and Management. In this role, Doug worked on projects that enhance the reputation and efficiency of the Sales team. He has also worked in the Co-Branded Programs Sales group and has been a Sales Support Manager, Visa Extras, Visa’s e-commerce products (e-Visa) and EMV.
He has been with Visa for over 19 years after holding product management, finance and customer service positions at Merrill Lynch, Barclays Global Investors and Wells Fargo.
Doug earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from San Jose State University in 1989. In 1997, he earned an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. He lives in San Mateo, CA with his wife Tracey and sons Scott and Zachary.