Himanshu Patel is First Data’s EVP, Chief Financial Officer, a role he was appointed to in September 2015. He is a member of First Data’s Management Committee. Himanshu previously served as First Data’s EVP, Strategy, Planning, & Business Development since June 2013.
As CFO, Himanshu has been pivotal in transforming the company’s balance sheet, including First Data’s $2.8 billion IPO, the largest IPO of 2015, its $3.5 billion private placement in 2014, one of the largest U.S. private offerings ever, and over $10 billion in debt refinancings. Additionally, he has overseen a number of strategic acquisitions and initiatives for the company.
Before joining First Data in 2013, Himanshu was at JPMorgan Chase & Co. for 16 years, most recently as a Managing Director leading strategy for the Chase mortgage banking division. Prior to this, from 2001 to 2011, he was a senior equity analyst for JPMorgan. Himanshu is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Bachelor of Science in finance and marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business.