Lightyear Capital, a New York-based private equity firm focused on financial services, has hired Marc West as a senior adviser to Lightyear Fund V, and its parallel investment vehicles.

“We are delighted to have Marc on board as we explore opportunities for Fund V,” says Mark Vassallo, managing partner of Lightyear. “He brings valuable technology and leadership experience in financial services which will benefit our diligence and value creation efforts.”

West recently served as chief information officer at Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions . In this role, West oversaw information technology infrastructure and operations, corporate systems, enterprise architecture, technology governance, and led the company’s strategic focus on next generation technology platforms, including an acquisition strategy from a technology perspective. His responsibilities covered mobile, digital, and payments from core account processing to data services.