Jeff Yabuki is Chairman and Founding Partner of Motive Partners. At Motive, Jeff works alongside the leadership team to deliver on the existing investment strategy, while supporting the scaling and institutionalization of Motive's integrated operating model. Jeff brings a wealth of experience in scaling the world's most renowned financial technology business, including a career of extensive mergers and acquisitions, complex integrations, organizational design and talent acquisition, product innovation, cost-saving programmes, and capital allocation.
Prior to joining Motive, Jeff Yabuki was the Chairman and CEO of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global leader in financial services and payments technology. Jeff served as its’ Chairman from July 2019 to December 2020; and its’ Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Fiserv Board of Directors from 2005 through June 2020. Under his leadership, the company transformed from a traditional holding company into an integrated operating company focused on driving purposeful innovation to deliver best-in-class financial and payments software, services and solutions that enable financial services and payments experiences at the point of thought. A member of the FORTUNE 200, Fiserv had $14.4 billion in revenue in 2019, and was recognized in 2020 among FORTUNE® World's Most Admired Companies for an eighth consecutive year. Under Jeff’s leadership, the company nearly tripled revenue through the end of 2019 and achieved a total shareholder return of 969%. Since 2005, the company has grown through a combination of internal investments and strategic acquisitions and Jeff led the acquisition of First Data in 2019, expanding the company’s ability to deliver differentiated value to its clients through market-leading fintech and payments solutions for financial institutions, merchants, businesses, and consumers.
Prior to joining Fiserv, Jeff was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at H&R Block for more than six years. Before H&R Block, he held a progression of leadership positions during 12 years at American Express culminating in serving as CEO of American Express Tax and Business Services. Prior to that, he spent several years in public accounting and is a CPA.
Chairman and Founding Partner