Francisco Alvarez-Evangelista is an Advisor in Aite-Novarica’s Retail Banking & Payments practice.

Francisco 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-Novarica, Francisco 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.

Francisco graduated with a Bachelor 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, Francisco enjoys reading, hiking, cycling, traveling, and participating in local community advocacy groups in his hometown.