Raju (Raj) Shivdasani is an experienced financial technology executive with 42-years of executive level experience running large technology companies. He has strong skills in strategic planning, business execution and in driving growth organically and through mergers and acquisitions. He is currently involved in investing, advisory and mentoring activities.
Until August 2013, Raj was the chief executive officer of Harland Financial Solutions, a subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings Corporation and a leading US financial technology company which was sold to D+H of Toronto. Prior to the sale, he steered the growth of a highly profitable HFS business employing 1,350 associates in 18 offices and marketing 17 major banking product lines to some 6,000 national and international banks, savings institutions and credit unions.
Earlier roles in Raj’s career have included President and Chief Operating Officer of Phoenix International, group Executive Vice President of Fiserv’s bank services sector, President of Fiserv CBS Worldwide and senior management positions at Citicorp Information Resources, a subsidiary of Citibank that was sold to Fiserv in 1991. He also co-founded Vista Financial Systems which was sold to Geac Computers.
From 1992 through 1994, Raj served on IBM’s AS/400 Strategic Advisory Board. He was one of twenty global company executives invited by IBM to provide the company with strategic marketing and product input to help propagate, what was then, their newest commercial computing mid-range platform.
Raj has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from St. Xavier’s College, India and a diploma in Computer Programming and Technology from Control Data Institute, Los Angeles. He has a certificate in Applied Mergers & Acquisitions from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.