Today, a mobile trade publication erroneously reported innovation team changes at Visa. Notably, the publication claimed that Bill Gajda has left Visa. This is not true.
Bill Gajda has a broader role as Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and is managing Visa’s relationships with Mobile Network Operators, Device Manufacturers, and Platform Providers. As you know, under Bill’s leadership Visa has made significant strides advancing our mobile strategy globally and building strong alliances with leaders in the mobile industry including Samsung, Orange, MTN, and Vodafone. Bill is reporting to Jim McCarthy who has recently been named Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships.
Another inaccuracy in today’s reporting is the claim that Sam Shrauger is directly reporting to Visa President, Ryan McInerney. Instead, he is reporting to Elizabeth Buse, who has recently been named Global Executive, Solutions, a new global group that was created to bring together product and client functions from across the company. In her expanded role Elizabeth is managing a global team with responsibility for implementing, managing and growing Visa’s wide range of solutions, including those for digital channels, processing services, information products and merchant sales and solutions, including CyberSource.
Posted by: Lucas Mast, Visa Corporate Relations on August 30, 2013 at 10:59 am