Vice President and Global Platform Lead of Simplify Commerce
Deborah Barta is Vice President and global platform lead of Simplify Commerce. In this role, she leads the development and commercialization of Simplify, which is the first MasterCard platform to be initially incubated as a virtual startup within MasterCard Labs. Simplify makes it easy for businesses to securely accept card payments online, in app, via social commerce, or in person using a simple, feature-rich platform.
Prior to this role, Deborah led a variety of web development initiatives at MasterCard, channeling her passion for innovation, startups and mobile/e-Commerce into her work. Before joining MasterCard, she successfully led client engagements as a strategic business consultant for Deloitte Consulting, IBM Global Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and Arthur Andersen across a variety of industries.
In 2014, Deborah was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal with one of the publication’s first annual Innovation Awards.
Deborah holds an M.B.A. from Webster University, a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Music from Washington University in St. Louis and is finalizing a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Stanford University.