Jess Turner is executive vice president of Global Open Banking and API at Mastercard. She is responsible for leading the development and build-out of new products and technologies to enable the future of open banking while driving innovation with key partners across the ecosystem, including fintech companies and governments globally.
Prior to this leadership role, Jess served as the executive vice president of New Digital Infrastructure and Fintech where she led the strategy, design, development and commercialization of Mastercard's blockchain, digital assets, crypto and open banking products. She was also responsible for driving fintech innovation via various programs including Start Path, Mastercard's global startup engagement program.
Since 2006, Jess has held various roles of increasing responsibility at Mastercard, including customer engagement and collaboration with telecommunications companies and banks where she was responsible for delivering both card and digital solutions as well as payment experiences for both emerging and developed markets. She has extensive experience working with key issuers globally and advancing the company's inclusive growth strategy in North America. Prior to joining Mastercard, Jess led product development at Affinion Loyalty Group after beginning her career at Capital One.
Jess is a champion for women in technology both inside the global organization and within the industry at large, and currently sits on the board of the Women's Network in Electronic Transactions. She is also an alumnus of the Vanguard Leadership Program, where she spent a year working with other corporations on social responsibility for equality and sustainably in markets at risk.
- Jess Turner