President, Operations & Technology
Ed McLaughlin is president, Operations and Technology for Mastercard and a member of the company’s Management Committee. He oversees Mastercard’s technology functions, including the global network, processing platforms, global technology hubs, information security and technology operations.
Prior to this role, he was chief information officer responsible for the development efforts for products and services, implementing the IT digital roadmap and managing the development of Mastercard’s global tech hubs. Before that, he was chief emerging payments officer, leading the development of the company’s digital strategy, partnerships and platforms. He joined Mastercard in 2005 as head of bill payment and healthcare, and was named chief franchise development officer in 2008.
McLaughlin’s previous roles included serving as group vice president, Product and Strategy at Metavante, co-founder and CEO of Paytrust, and executive vice president of product and marketing at LogicWorks, Inc.
He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and in 2018 completed the AI: Implications for Business Strategy Executive Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a member of the Harvard Kennedy Business School’s Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence, and attended the 2018 White House Summit on AI for American Industry.