Steve Lipponer

Steve Lipponer

Chief Operating Officer, Citi Ventures

"Be intellectually curious."


Credit Cards, Retailing, Financial Services, Finance, Economics, Investments, Strategy and Competitor Analysis


Steve Lipponer heads Finance, Operations, and Performance Management activities for Citi Ventures. In this role Steve is responsible for the financial and operational aspects of Ventures, including managing the vendor onboarding, compliance, and the resources and requirements associated with delivering the Citi Ventures agenda. Additionally, Steve is responsible for managing all performance management activities including competitor analysis, business metrics and goals, metrics, and scorecard tracking.

Prior to joining Citi Ventures, Steve worked in Global Cards for four years and was responsible for all performance management routines and disciplines, including the global scorecard, market prioritization, target client analysis, and global investment management. During Steve’s tenure, the global investment portfolio grew to 42 investments with an investment value in excess of $1B. Steve joined Citi in 2004 and has served in a variety of senior Strategic and Financial roles across the consumer franchise and in Finance. Prior to Citi, Steve worked at several large financial institutions as an Equity Analyst and Industry and Credit Specialist.

Steve has an MBA from Syracuse University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has B.S. degrees in Business-Economics and US History. Steve serves on the Board of Directors at the United Way of Long Island and is passionate about raising money for veterans’ groups. He resides on Long Island and is married with two teenage children. Steve enjoys running, reading and traveling to our nation’s great national parks.