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Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy

Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Visa

Jim McCarthy is the Global Head of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships for Visa Inc. In this position, Jim is responsible for the development of Visa’s product and technology roadmap, Visa’s innovation efforts, and leading business development for strategic partnerships.

Most recently, Jim was the Global Head of Product for Visa Inc., with responsibility for all aspects of product strategy and development in consumer and business products, as well as platform development and commercial information management.

Since joining Visa in 1999, McCarthy has held several senior leadership positions, including Head of North America Financial Institution Sales and Head of Global Consumer Products. Earlier in his Visa tenure, McCarthy was Head of Emerging Products for Visa USA, where he drove the coordination, deployment and management of emerging products and payment services in the United States, including the development of Verified by Visa, an identity verification product that has become the standard for payment security and fraud prevention in eCommerce.

Prior to joining Visa in 1999, McCarthy worked at IBM where he served as the Senior Client Representative to Bank of America. In that role, he was responsible for direct sales and account management including marketing, technology solutions and the development of joint business strategies.

McCarthy earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary in 1986.

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