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Marqeta Names Alphabet Veteran Helen Riley and Former Citi Card CEO Judson Linville to its Board of Directors

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Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, announced today that it has added Helen Riley, the CFO of X (an Alphabet Company), and Judson (Jud) Linville, the Former CEO of Citi Global Cards and Consumer Services, to its board of directors.

“I am thrilled to welcome Helen and Jud to our team as we continue to grow Marqeta into a global payments leader and bring new innovations to market,” said Jason Gardner, founder and CEO of Marqeta. “Helen’s deep experience with setting the right operational course to help technology take global flight, and Jud’s critical payments insights and institutional leadership, will fuel our mission to build a single global platform to define and power the future of money for the world’s leading innovators.”

Riley joined X as CFO in 2015, responsible for X’s investment strategy across a portfolio of moonshot projects. This followed 12 years at Google, where she held a succession of senior leadership roles in finance, business strategy and analytics for Google’s international sales, G&A and marketing organizations respectively. Prior to this, she was a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in London.

Linville spent close to a decade at Citigroup as CEO of Citi Global Cards and Consumer Services, which put him in charge of the largest global card franchise, with $13 billion in revenue and 55 million customers across 18 countries. Prior to Citi, Jud was President and CEO of Consumer Services at American Express, where he led a variety of businesses across Card, Travel and Global Prepaid.

“This is a personal assignment for me. I’ve been a longtime fan of Jason and his management team at Marqeta and how they are singularly focused on solving customer problems,” said Jud Linville. “Marqeta is an undisputed category leader, disrupting legacy payment platforms and how money moves in a developer-first world. I look forward to supporting them as they achieve these ambitions.”

“I’ve always been a big advocate for disruptive technology that can be customized to serve new and unique customer needs, an area where Marqeta is leading the charge in the payments space,” said Helen Riley. “I’m tremendously excited for the opportunity to join this board and have the opportunity to work alongside a best-in-class leadership team and play a role in helping them capture the massive global market opportunity that is in front of them.”

Founded in 2010, Marqeta is the first global modern card issuing platform and supports the world’s fastest-growing innovators at scale, including Square, Uber, Affirm, Instacart, and DoorDash, by providing the most advanced infrastructure and tools for building highly configurable payment solutions. It operates in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia and is certified to process payments in 10 countries in APAC. By the end of 2019, more than 140 million cards had been issued through the Marqeta platform.

About Marqeta

Marqeta is the first global modern card issuing platform, providing the most advanced infrastructure and tools for building highly configurable payment cards. With its open API, the Marqeta platform is designed for businesses who want a simple and tailored way of managing payment programs so that they can create world-class experiences and power new modes of commerce. Marqeta is headquartered in Oakland, California. For more information, visit, Twitter and LinkedIn.