Intersection’s CEO Al Kelly to Return to His Roots, Taking Top Post at Visa
Company Chairman Dan Doctoroff to Serve as Interim CEO
New York — October 17, 2016 — Intersection, an urban innovation company, announced today that its CEO Al Kelly will be stepping down to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Visa. Dan Doctoroff, chairman of Intersection and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, will serve as interim CEO.
The company will immediately embark on a search to identify a new CEO to spearhead the execution of the Company’s aggressive business strategy, which integrates data, connectivity, and media in public spaces to provide value to cities, citizens and brands.
“While I am saddened to see Al leave, I am thrilled that he has this once in a lifetime opportunity he spent his entire career preparing for.” said Dan Doctoroff. “Under Al’s leadership, we have made tremendous progress toward capitalizing on the opportunity to transform cities and business through a unique combination of data, connectivity and media. Al expanded our executive team with great talent and instilled foundational processes that will allow us to scale. We are perfectly positioned to build on the progress we’ve made.”
“I am extremely proud of what we achieved at Intersection in such a short period of time. Dan and I have worked as partners throughout my time at the company and we have been aligned every step of the way. I know that he will continue to advance the initiatives we started with the support of a formidable senior management team that we built,” said Al Kelly. “Intersection is a bold, forward-thinking company with not only an ambitious vision, but a truly unique set of capabilities that delivers upon that vision and drives real value for its customers.”
About Intersection Intersection is an urban innovation company that integrates data, connectivity, and media in public spaces to drive revenues, efficiencies and better customer experiences for cities, citizens and brands. The company creates ideas, products, and platforms at the convergence of digital and physical for transit agencies, retailers, advertisers, airports, and mixed-use real estate developments. Intersection is leading the consortium behind LinkNYC, the largest and fastest free public Wi-Fi network in the world. The company is owned by a group of investors led by Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company. Learn more at www.intersection.com.
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