Rob Heyvaert is an experienced financial technology executive and entrepreneur, having held senior leadership positions in the world’s leading Financial Technology firms and having founded, scaled and exited two industry-leading global financial services and technology consulting firms.
Rob founded Cimad Consultants at age 24, which developed a real-time capital markets settlement engine that became the backbone of European clearing and settlement. Evolving to one of the leading consulting and software firms in Europe, Cimad was sold to IBM, where Rob was appointed global General Manager of Securities and Capital Markets.
In 1998 Rob founded Capco, which became a leader in financial technology advisory and execution, serving full financial services value chain with over 3,000 consultants in North America, Europe and Asia.
In 2010, Capco was acquired by FIS, the largest provider of transaction processing services to financial institutions in the world. At FIS, Rob became the Corporate Executive Vice President, Global Financial Solutions, responsible for the top 200 largest banks in the US and international business of FIS. As part of the Executive Management Committee of FIS, Rob held corporate responsibility for Enterprise Strategy and was also an executive sponsor for the acquisition of SunGard—one of the largest financial technology acquisitions to date at $9.1 billion.