Kirk Stuart, SVP, Head of North America Merchant and Acquiring, Visa

Kirk Stuart, Head of NA Merchant, for Visa Inc., is responsible for Visa’s North American Merchants and Acquiring business. Kirk manages a world-class team focused on driving enterprise value for Visa’s merchant/seller ecosystem. He brings a diverse and unique background that encompasses both depth in digital payment and in the co-brand / loyalty space. Throughout [...]

David Schneider, President, Pulse Network, Discover

David Schneider is President of PULSE, a Discover Financial Services company headquartered in Houston, Texas. PULSE is one of the nation’s leading debit/ATM networks. Financial institutions, merchants, processors and ATM deployers across the United States and around the world depend on PULSE’s comprehensive suite of products and services and its commitment to providing exceptional client [...]

Patrick Williams, Head of NA Digital Partnerships, Visa Inc.

Patrick Williams has been leading sales and marketing teams for more than 25 years. He started with Visa in 1999 and currently leads Visa’s North America Digital Partnerships organization driving business development and account management activities across Fintech clients and ecosystem partnerships in the areas of issuance and disbursements along with responsibility for NA based [...]

Colleen Taylor, President, U.S. Merchant Services, American Express

As the President of U.S. Merchant Services at American Express, Colleen Taylor leads the organization that acquires and manages the relationships with the millions of merchants that accept American Express across the U.S. With 30 years of experience in banking, merchant and B2B payments, Colleen is a seasoned, strategic leader who leverages her in-depth knowledge [...]

Mohammed Mortajine, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, ACI Worldwide

Mohammed Mortajine is ACI’s Chief Compliance and Risk officer. He joined ACI in July 2021 and in his role, Mohammed drives the Company’s Compliance and Risk vision and strategy focusing on continuously developing a best in class Risk program in the industry. Mohammed has more than 20 years of experience leading regional and global Risk [...]

Matt Downs, EVP, Worldpay for Platforms, FIS

Matt Downs leads and builds incredible teams that scale, transform and innovate technology businesses. He is known for bringing vision, strategy, and an innate ability to see and set growth trends. Matt has led from the front his entire career. He spent 8 years at First Data (Fiserv) leading expansive national sales organizations. Matt co-founded [...]

Sandra Blair, EVP Product, Marketing & ES, MerchantE

Sandra Blair is an accomplished fintech executive with a broad range of payments industry experience serving in leadership roles including CIO, COO, CPO and EVP. Additionally, she has served as Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal, a leading Management Consulting firm specializing in business performance improvement and turnaround management services. Her success is rooted in her record of [...]