President, Operations & Technology
About Ed McLaughlin
Ed McLaughlin is President of Operations and Technology for Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee. In this role, he oversees all the company’s technology functions. This includes the global payments network, enterprise platforms, technology infrastructure and operations, information security and our global technology hubs.
Prior to this role, he served as Chief Information Officer, directing the development of Mastercard products and services.
In 2010, Ed was named chief emerging payments officer, leading the development and launch of the company’s digital strategy, partnerships and platforms, including Mastercard Send and Mastercard Digital Enablement System (MDES), the digital token program. Ed joined Mastercard in 2005 as head of Bill Pay and Healthcare, and was Chief Franchise Officer between 2008 and 2010, where he was responsible for the Mastercard global rules, licensing, brand standards and compliance programs.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Ed was group Vice President, products and strategy at Metavante (now FIS), a global Fintech that supports issuing and acquiring processing services, prepaid program management, the NYCE debit network, ACH processing and other services.
Ed joined Metavante in 2002 through their acquisition of Paytrust, an online payments company for which he was co-founder and CEO. Prior to co-founding Paytrust, Ed was the executive Vice President of product and marketing at LogicWorks, Inc., a data modeling company.
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. In 2019, he was awarded the Forbes CIO Innovation Award.