Former Visa exec brings approximately 20 years of experience in strategic financial planning, business development and investor relations to new role at Flywire
Flywire Corporation (Nasdaq: FLYW), a global payments enablement and software company, today announced the addition of Akil Hollis as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). In his new role, Hollis will also lead Flywire’s Investor Relations and Planning functions.
“As a newly public company, it’s the right time for us to augment our FP&A capabilities and ensure we continue to plan strategically to meet all of our goals,” said Mike Massaro, Flywire CEO. “Akil brings both industry and domain expertise, as well as strong knowledge of investor relations. He’ll be instrumental in helping Flywire continue to create value for our clients, payers, partners, employees and shareholders, and in helping to tell our story to investors. We’re thrilled to welcome Akil to the team.”
“I’ve been following Flywire’s incredible trajectory and was impressed by the team’s successes and the strategic investments the company made for growth,” said Hollis. “I’m excited to join this team and work with FlyMates all around the world to build on the company’s momentum and help us execute against our goals.”
Akil brings approximately twenty years of strategic finance, analysis and investment management experience to his new role at Flywire. Most recently, he was Senior Director of Corporate Planning at Visa, where he led the Visa’s planning processes and supported certain quarterly Investor Relations activities. While at Visa, Akil reorganized Visa’s internal reporting to promote accountability for regional presidents and developed Visa’s long-term revenue model. Prior to Visa, he was a leader in the capital markets and corporate finance team at eBay. In this role, he oversaw capital markets transactions that included more than $2B inaugural debt offering, a multibillion-dollar share buyback program, a $2B credit revolver, as well as the divestiture of eBay’s stake in MercadoLibre.
Before eBay, Akil spent seven years at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where he orchestrated long-term strategic planning and value chain analysis in support of GP Harmon’s acquisition strategy. Hollis started his career in investment banking.
In addition to his professional roles, Akil serves on the Board of Directors of Envision Education, which is a network of charter schools in California’s Bay area committed to transforming the lives of students and helping them gain the important skills they need to succeed in college and career. He’s also the Treasurer at Oakland Enrolls, a startup that leverages online software to help poor and minority families apply to the best district and charter public schools available in Oakland. Akil has a BBA from Howard University and a JD from Yale Law School.