Tariq has spent his career at the intersection of financial and technology industries and is a passionate evangelist for the rising tide of FinTech disruption. Prior to serving as a Charlotte City Councilman and the Executive Director of the Carolina Fintech Hub, Tariq served as the Head of Innovation and Investment for FIS Global, a $9B+ fintech company. Tariq has built profitable businesses from scratch, designed and implemented global risk and cybersecurity programs, launched FinTech Accelerator programs, and completed over a dozen acquisitions. He has also held executive positions in Fortune 500 companies such as GE Capital, Wells Fargo, and Wachovia.
Tariq is Serial FinTech entrepreneur who dares to imagine and implement the transformational possibilities of emerging technology. Tariq has been successful at managing the risk portfolio of institutions exceeding $1.2 trillion in assets during one of the most tumultuous financial markets in history. He has a track record of building and growing successful businesses and is a subject matter expert and key opinion leader in the following disciplines:
-M&A, Investments & New Products Development
-FinTech Integration, Development, UI, and UX
-Financial Services Innovation & Business Development
-Product Strategy, Executive & Board Reporting
-OpRisk/Regulatory/Compliance Program Design
-Cybersecurity Program Design & Implementation