Gene Nigro serves as the Vice President of Business Development at Remitly, the largest private digital remittance company headquartered in the United States transferring over $3 billion in annualized volume.
Prior to joining Remitly, Gene was the Vice-President of Xoom Global Money Transfer and Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean. At Xoom, he was tasked with developing and implementing international strategic and tactical business development plans that were key to Xoom’s growth in the online money transfer business in the US.
Before he moved to Xoom, Gene started his money transfer career at The Western Union Company is a US financial services company with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado with offices and agents all over the world offering services such as money transfers (P2P, P2B and B2B, money orders, and other business & commercial services. With close to 12,000 employees, more than 500,000 agent locations in over 200 countries and territories, Western Union is... want more? where he held numerous management and executive level positions for the Latin America market for almost six years.
He holds a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from the University of Delaware and a Masters in International Business from the University of Maryland College Park (1993).