OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, announced today that it has added Amy Chang, a technology executive, advisor and board director to more than a dozen companies, and Gerri Elliott, Cisco’s EVP, Chief Customer & Partner Officer, to its board of directors.
“We believe Marqeta’s modern card issuing platform is addressing a significant global opportunity in digital payments. I’m excited to welcome Amy and Gerri to our board. Both women are forward thinking business minds with experience building and growing massive businesses,” said Jason Gardner, Founder and CEO of Marqeta. “Amy has been a founder, led huge global teams and been in the trenches as an advisor to everyone from small startups to large corporations, while Gerri is a business visionary, with deep experience in enterprise technology and building large international sales teams. Their insight and perspective will be invaluable to Marqeta as we scale.”
Chang serves on the boards of Procter & Gamble, SambaNova, and Pragma and as an advisor to more than a dozen companies, including ID.me, Hubspot and Optimizely. She founded the relationship intelligence platform Accompany, which was acquired by Cisco, and went on to serve as EVP/GM of Cisco’s 6,000-person Collaborations team. She spent seven years at Google in products leading its Analytics, Website Optimizer, Trends and multi-channel attribution products, and also worked at eBay, McKinsey, Intel and Motorola.
Elliott is EVP, Chief Customer & Partner Officer at Cisco, leading its global sales and marketing organization, all go-to-market and partner and channel strategies. Elliott started her tech career at IBM, spending almost 21 years in key executive and management positions. In addition, she served as Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, where she oversaw sales and marketing teams creating the industry strategy for Microsoft, and ultimately led their worldwide Public Sector organization, serving government, education, and health care customers across more than 100 countries. She then created and led Juniper Network’s Strategic Alliances and ultimately became EVP, Chief Customer Officer, responsible for their $6 billion revenue stream and all marketing activities.
“I believe Marqeta’s modern card issuing platform can redefine what is possible in today’s digital economy and sits at a cross-section of the accelerating shift to digital payments, the convergence of software and payments and the rise of a new wave of developer-led companies laser focused on user experience,” said Chang. “It was immediately clear to me just what Jason has built at Marqeta and the potential it has to capture a significant opportunity and I’m delighted to join its board.”
“I have three criteria when I’m considering joining a Board: market opportunity, proven leadership, and operational efficiency. Marqeta checks the box on all three,” said Elliott. “I believe there is a significant, global shift towards digital payments and I’m excited to partner with Jason and Marqeta’s leadership team to help Marqeta seize this exciting opportunity.”
Founded in 2010, Marqeta is a global modern card issuing platform and supports some of the world’s leading innovators at scale, including Square, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Uber, Affirm, Instacart, and DoorDash, by providing advanced infrastructure and tools for building highly configurable payment solutions. It is enabled in 36 countries worldwide and at the end of 2020, more than 270 million cards have been issued through the Marqeta platform.
Marqeta is the modern card issuing platform empowering builders to bring the most innovative products to the world. Marqeta provides developers advanced infrastructure and tools for building highly configurable payment cards. With its open APIs, the Marqeta platform is designed for businesses who want to easily build tailored payment solutions to create best-in-class experiences and power new modes of money movement. Marqeta is headquartered in Oakland, California. For more information, visit www.marqeta.com, Twitter and LinkedIn.