Jim McCarthy is Head of North America Financial Institution Sales, overseeing card issuer relationships and leading sales strategy and execution in the United States and Canada. In this role, Jim and his team of sales and marketing professionals are responsible for maximizing opportunities and growth for each of Visas clients.Jim was named to his current position in September 2008 after serving as Global Head of Consumer Products for Visa Inc. In this role, he was responsible for global business strategy, product management and analytic services for Visa Inc.s consumer products, including credit, debit and ATM products, and prepaid. Previously, Jim was Senior Vice President of Consumer Credit and Cross Platform Products for Visa USA. In this capacity, he was responsible for the business strategy and product management of Visas consumer credit card business including the successful relaunch of Visa Signature, Visas premium credit product for affluent consumers - and the development and oversight of cross platform initiatives including bill payment, Verified by Visa, e-commerce and card enhancement programs.Earlier in his Visa tenure, Jim managed the Emerging Products team 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 e-commerce.Prior to joining Visa in 1999, Jim 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.Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary in 1986.
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