In 2012, William Hockey cofounded payments company Plaid, which helps other fintechs connect to customers' bank accounts.
He met his cofounder Zach Perret while they were both working as junior consultants at Bain & Company.
He stepped down as Plaid's chief technology officer in 2019, but he remains a board member.
In early 2021, Visa's planned $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid fell apart after the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the deal.
Hockey studied history and business at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.