Former Fiserv CEO Jeffrey Yabuki named executive-in-residence at UWM College of Business

Jeff Yabuki
Jeff Yabuki

Last updated on September 23rd, 2022 at 02:04 pm

Jeffrey Yabuki, who served as chief executive officer of Brookfield-based fintech Fiserv Inc. from December 2005 to May 2020, has been named the Sheldon B. Lubar Executive-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Sheldon B. Lubar College of Business.

Yabuki will teach courses related to finance, technology and management at UWM, while serving as a mentor to students and a guest lecturer in other Lubar College courses.

“Our students stand to benefit immensely from the deep level of expertise and leadership experience that Jeff will bring to the classroom,” Lubar College of Business dean Kaushal Chari said. “We are incredibly fortunate to welcome him as Sheldon B. Lubar Executive-in-Residence.”

Yabuki is currently chairman of New York-based Motive Partners, a specialist private equity firm focused on control-oriented growth and buyout investments in global fintech.

During Yabuki’s tenure as CEO of Fiserv, the company nearly tripled in revenue and achieved a total shareholder return of 969% through the end of 2019, according to a UWM news release.

Prior to Fiserv, Yabuki spent six years at H&R Block and was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before that, he held a progression of leadership positions over 12 years at American Express.

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