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Vinicius da Costa - Internship Program Chair

SVP, Enterprise Technology Capabilities Executive

Bank of America

Vinicius da Costa is an Information Technology executive with 25+ years of experience in financial services, retail and consumer goods industries. Vinicius is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America responsible for delivering enterprise technology capabilities for a $30MM project portfolio. A key focus for Vinicius includes the simplification and automation of development practices, as well as creating enterprise capabilities that will reduce time to market and cost.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Vinicius held key roles at several Fortune 500 companies. He led information technology for international markets and new business development at Lowe’s Home Improvement. At Kraft Foods Vinicius managed the technology infrastructure organization for Latin America including all countries south of the U.S. border and led IT Merger & Acquisitions including the integration of Nabisco, Cadbury, and the separation of Philip Morris. At PepsiCo Frito-Lay, he led the applications team delivering solutions for manufacturing and supply chain functions.

Vinicius has been a strong advocate of diversity & inclusion through his volunteering at Citizen Schools program to enhance education of low income children. He was a board member at ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) Charlotte and a long time member of HITEC (Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council), mentoring and coaching several professionals.

Vinicius holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

He is originally from Brazil, and resides now in Charlotte with his wife and three children. Before settling in Charlotte in 2011, he was previously based in New York, Miami and Chicago.