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Martin Cava
  
Ciudad de Mexico - (CDMX) - Mexico

  

E-mail: martin@cava.com.mx   

  

Website: martin.cava.com.mx  

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Professional info​
 
My Profile
 

Payment Industry Executive. Expert in Financial Services, Business and Technology. Specialist in research, design, development, solutions, products and new opportunities in the global payments business. +20 years working in America (14 countries) in strategic expansion of Issuer and Acquirer roles for B2B and B2C Businesses.

Professional Skill
  

Research, Development and Implementation of new solutions and business opportunities. Technical and Business Knowledge. A 360 ° vision of possibilities, alternatives and variables. Research, Development and Implementation of new solutions and business opportunities.

My Current Role (VP Acquiring - Americas)
  

Strategy and regional support for the integration, launch and development of solutions, products and businesses. Expanding B2B and B2C solution to Americas Kushki countries. Commercial Support to Business Units in the Zone and Europe.

Skills

Management
Business Strategy
Strategic Planning

Strategic Partnerships
Innovation

Financial Services
Outsourcing Services

Work experience
VP Acquiring & Cards - Americas
Product Management & Business Development
 
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Kushki

​Nov 2021 - present

  • Development and Implementation of Acquirer Operations & Cards in America.

  • Strategic Business and Innovation Expansion (B2B & B2C) in the region.

  • Strategy and Alliances for New Markets and Integration Opportunities.

  • Strategy and Regional Support for Integration and Business Solutions.

 
Regional Product & Solution Manager
Americas
Edenred

​Jan 2019 - Nov 2021

  • Research, design, development and implementation of new solutions and business opportunities.

  • Strategic Expansion in B2B and B2C business across the America's Region.

  • Strategy and regional support for the integration and development of solutions, products and businesses.

  • Design and Development of the Empresarial Product in Americas.

  • Coordination and Business Support to Business Units in the Americas Zone.

Product Manager
International Business - Latin America & Caribbean
 
PRISMA Medios de Pago S.A.

​Jan 2006 - Dec 2018

  • Business Development - Latin America & Caribbean.

  • Research of Business Opportunities / Markets, Regulations and Alliances.

  • Head of Definitions for New Business Processing in LAC.

  • Define, Create and Manage Financial Market Requirements for payment media solutions in LAC.

  • International Processing Platform Definitions (functional and technical) for issuer and acquirer roles.

  • Manager of external Training Area and User Documentation.

Functional Manager
Functional and Development Area
 
Visa Argentina S.A. 

Sep ​2000 - Dec 2005

  • Head of International Processing Projects (Visa Inc. & American Express).

  • Head of bank business requirements.

  • Head of the Processing Busines Regulations.

  • Management, design and definition of the International Processing Platform.

  • Head of Special Projects (partnerships and integrations).

Professor - Chair Holder of SPED I and SPED II (Titular de Cátedras)
Bachelor's Degree in International Trade
 
UCES - Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales

​Mar 1996 - Jan 2004

  • Chair Holder for SPED I and SPED II, required subjects related to Electronic Data Processing, part of the course of studies for Bachelor Degree in International Trade.

  • Titular Cátedras SPED I y SPED II, materias requeridas y relacionadas con Procesamiento Electrónico de Datos, parte del programa universitario de la Licenciatura en Comercio Internacional

  • Special Mention to Excellence and Academic Integration (Dec 2002)

  • Mención especial a la Excelencia e Integración Académica (Dic 2002)

Outsourcing Manager
 
Ser Consulting Group

​Mar 1998 - Aug 2000

  • Outsourcing Manager in projects for main clients: 

   

Camuzzi Gas Pampeana / Camuzzi Gas del Sur

Grupo Exxel - CAFSA SA - Fargo / Sacan / Lactal

Grupo BISA

HSBC Group - La Buenos Aires Seguros

REPSOL / YPF

  

  • Consulting Services Manager.

  • Management of simultaneous clients, projects and teams.

 
IT Consulting Manager 
Grupo SIS

​Apr 1995 - Mar 1998

  • Head of Software Development and Technology.

  • Manager for Follow-Up Projects and manpower in clients.

  • Technical Manager for Represented Products.

IT Manager (CIO)
Arts & CAD

​Nov 1993 - Mar 1995

 
  • Head of Software Development and Technology.

  • HP National Support in HPGL and Plotters.

  • AutoDesk National Technical Reference.

 
EDP Manager (CIO)
Kellogg Company Argentina

​May 1988 - Mar 1992

  • Head of Applications Development and Technology (Argentina).

  • Head of LAC Shared Developments.

  • Manager for International Support (LAC).

  • Technical Reference Support for subsidiaries in Latin America.

Awards and Mentions
 
Mention to Excellence and Academic Integration
Mención a la Excelencia e Integración Académica

Dec 2002

 

UCES - Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales

 
First Place - Best Website of Argentina (mate.ar)
Primer Puesto - Mejor sitio de Argentina (mate.ar)

Dec 2000 | Martin Cava: Project Manager

 

MATE.AR Award - Category: e-government - Argentina

First Place - Best Website of Argentina (mate.ar)

Premio MATE.AR - Categoría: gobierno electrónico - Argentina

Primer Lugar - Mejor sitio web de Argentina (mate.ar) 

 
Professional Credits
Acreditaciones Profesionales
Information Technology Profesional
Profesional en Sistemas

Dec 1995

Consejo Profesional en Ciencias Informáticas
Professional License 3,708

​Matrícula Profesional

Academic Management & Business Program
 

Programa de Educación Ejecutiva

Executive Education Program

Management Development

Desarrollo Gerencial

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

2018

Programa Gerencial de Negocios

Business Management Program

Executive  Program (Global Business Studies)

Educación Ejecutiva (Visión Global de Negocios)

Universidad de San Andres

2007