Executive Vice President of Digital Partnerships, Mastercard
Sherri Haymond is the Executive Vice President of Digital Partnerships at Mastercard. In her role, she and her team are responsible for executing Mastercard’s digital strategy globally with U.S. digital merchants and technology partners. Sherri’s team also leads Mastercard’s efforts to commercialize new commerce opportunities across the Internet of Things in close partnership with Digital Payments & Labs, and spearheads the ongoing development of our Digital Standards.
Previously, Sherri was the Senior Vice President of Digital Channel Engagement, where she managed Mastercard’s relationships with key digital partners including device manufacturers, digital wallet operators and telcos, developed Mastercard’s Commerce for Every Device program, and implemented Mastercard’s framework for Digital Activity, including the Express Program. Sherri joined MasterCard in 2010 as Global Core Products Counsel supporting the Global Debit, Prepaid and ATM Networks teams. In 2011, she began leading the legal team that supported Emerging Payments & Mastercard Labs, where she played a key role in launching Masterpass, the Mastercard Digital Enablement Service, and Simplify Commerce, as well as developing industry Tokenization Standards.
Before Mastercard, Sherri worked as an investment banker at Banc of America Securities focusing on mortgages, and at Breeden Capital Management as an equity investment analyst focusing on payments companies. She started her career as a Corporate Finance lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, where she gained experience working on venture capital transactions, as well as public and private debt and equity offerings.