Francisco Alvarez-Evangelista is a research associate in Aite Group’s Retail Banking & Payments practice.
Mr. Alvarez-Evangelista has several years of experience in the financial services sector, primarily in anti-money laundering compliance and business development roles in banking. Prior to joining Aite Group, Mr. Alvarez-Evangelista was a sales analyst for one of the largest prepaid issuing banks in the country, where he conducted lead vetting, operations support, request-for-proposal and proposal writing, and other strategic functions across the extensive payments landscape. He also co-founded the bank's diversity and inclusion employee-resource group and led it for two years.
Mr. Alvarez-Evangelista graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in History from South Dakota State University at 19. He was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society and received the Schultz-Werth Award, SDSU’s highest undergraduate research recognition. He is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and is fluent in Spanish and English.
In his free time, Mr. Alvarez-Evangelista enjoys reading, hiking, cycling, traveling, and participating in local community advocacy groups in his hometown.