Ed McLaughlin is President of Operations and Technology for Mastercard and member of the company’s Management Committee. In this role, he oversees all of Mastercard’s technology functions, including the global network, processing platforms, global technology hubs, information security and technology operations. Prior to this role, he served as chief information officer, directing the development efforts for products and services, implementing the IT digital roadmap, and managing the development of Mastercard’s global tech hubs.
In 2010, Ed was named chief emerging payments officer, leading the development and launch of the company’s digital strategy, partnerships and platforms, including Masterpass, Mastercard Send and Mastercard Digital Enablement System (MDES), the digital token program. He joined Mastercard in 2005 as head of bill payment and healthcare, and was named chief franchise development officer in 2008, where his was responsible for the Mastercard global rules, licensing, brand standards and compliance programs.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Ed was group vice president, Product and Strategy at Metavante, a financial services technology company that included supporting issuing and acquiring processing services, prepaid program management, the NYCE regional debit network, ACH processing, and other services. He joined Metavante in 2002 through their acquisition of Paytrust, an online payments company for which he was cofounder and CEO. Prior to co-founding Paytrust, Ed was the executive vice president of product and marketing at LogicWorks, Inc., a data modeling software company.
He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.