Chief Executive Officer
Robert Lisy, Chief Executive Officer, has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the board of Intermex Wire Transfer, LLC since 2009. He has worked for seventeen years in the retail financial services and electronic payment processing industry. He served as the Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of Vigo Remittance Corp. from 2002 to 2006. He spent over seven years at Western Union in various sales, marketing and operational positions of increasing responsibility from 1991 to 1998. He was a Founding Partner of Direct Express/Paystation America, where he served as the Chief Operating Officer and a board member. He played an integral role in the successful sale of Direct Express to American Payment Systems in 2000. Mr. Lisy served as both Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Operating Officer of American Payment Systems during his four-plus years there. Mr. Lisy also served as the Vice President of Biller Solutions for Princeton eCommerce and Director of Softgate Systems, Inc. Mr. Lisy holds a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University.
Tony Lauro II
Chief Financial Officer
Tony Lauro II, Chief Financial Officer, joined Intermex as Chief Financial Officer on March 5, 2018. Prior to joining Intermex, Mr. Lauro served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Cognical, Inc., which offers consumers point-of-sale financing at furniture, appliance and electronics retailers. Mr. Lauro served at Cognical from June 2016 to November 2017. From September 2013 to May 2016 Mr. Lauro served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Merchant Services division of JP Morgan Chase. While at Chase, Mr. Lauro also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Merchant Link, a joint venture of JP Morgan Chase and First Data Corp. Mr. Lauro also served in divisional CFO roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citizens Bank and Capital One Financial. Mr. Lauro holds a bachelor’s in Finance from James Madison University and an MBA from the College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business.
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Randy Nilsen, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, has served as Intermex’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer since September 2015. Prior to joining Intermex, Mr. Nilsen served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Sigue Money Transfer Services (“Sigue”), a global remittance provider from 2011 to 2015 where he was responsible for Revenue Generation through Acquisition and Retention of both Agents and Consumers within North America. Prior to his employment with Sigue, Mr. Nilsen was the Chief Franchise Sales and Operations Officer at Jackson Hewitt from 2008 to 2011. Prior to Jackson Hewitt, Mr. Nilsen was with Western Union from 1987 to 2008 where he held roles with increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and sales planning and was responsible for business units in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Mr. Nilsen is a graduate of the Executive Management program at the University of California Los Angeles’s Anderson School of Management and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from Brigham Young University.
Chief Business Development Officer
Eduardo Azcarate, Chief Business Development Officer, has served as Intermex’s Chief Business Development Officer since April 2016. Prior roles at Intermex have included Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Intermex, Mr. Azcarate served as Controller for Servimex, a provider of money transfer services, which was acquired by Intermex in March 2007. Prior to Servimex Mr. Azcarate held positions at Ban Colombia and Gillette in Colombia. Mr. Azcarate is a graduate of ICESI University in Cali, Colombia, with a degree in Marketing and Finance.
Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer
Jose Perez-Villarreal, Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer, joined Intermex in 2000 as the Director of Treasury. In 2005, he became the Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for leading all federal and state regulatory compliance efforts. In 2009, he was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer and assumed the responsibility to oversee the Company’s foreign subsidiary operations. As of October 2017, Mr. Perez-Villarreal has also managed the Human Resources Department. Prior to joining Intermex, Mr. Perez-Villarreal was the Operations Manager for a Miami-based money transmitter. Mr. Perez-Villarreal studied computer science and finance at the University of Central Florida and Barry University and holds the designation of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Chief Information Officer
William Velez, Chief Information Officer, has served as Intermex’s Chief Information Officer since September 2013. Mr. Velez designed and implemented Intermex’s online processing and anti-fraud capabilities and expanded its partner integration systems and cybersecurity controls. Mr. Velez served as Chief Information Officer of Abarca Health, a pharmacy transaction processing and health technology company, from August 2009 to August 2013. Prior to his employment with Abarca Health, Mr. Velez held leadership positions at PwC, a multinational professional services firm, and at Accenture, a Fortune Global 500 management consulting and professional services firm, where he directed technology and strategic initiatives for diverse organizations in financial services, consumer goods, higher education and healthcare. Mr. Velez currently serves as a director for a STEM-focused non-for-profit organization. Mr. Velez holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the Wharton School.