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Having worked for decades in retail and financial services, we knew there had to be a better way: a way for consumers and businesses to come together for mutual benefit.

So in 2010 we launched Marqeta, a unique platform for the business-consumer relationship. It’s a platform that rewards customer loyalty. And a platform that’s easy and effective for business – replacing other messy incentive programs, yet requiring no new POS machines or training. It’s a platform, above all, where everybody wins. So a consumer pays in advance, via his or her Marqeta account, and, in return, merchants add extra money to the account. It’s that simple – as we knew it had to be.

Beyond the consumer and merchant experience, Marqeta has created the +M Platform to serve the needs of large enterprises, membership organizations and other affinity groups. From employee discount programs to membership rewards to school support and even sports franchises, the +M Platform offers an entirely new approach to enticing and enriching employees, supporters, fans, members, customers, prospects and friends. Find out more at marqeta.com/platform.

Finally, we understand that a 21st century company that touches on finance has to be wide-open to the inquiries of consumers and merchants alike. So transparency has always been one of our operating principles. To that end, we'd like to introduce you to our management team.

Leadership team
Jason Gardner Founder & CEO

Jason founded Marqeta after serving as president and a member of the board of directors at PropertyBridge – a leading provider of rent payment platforms for property managers – which he co-founded in 2004. MoneyGram International (MGI) acquired PropertyBridge in October 2007. After the acquisition, Jason served as vice-president and a member of the MGI executive management team.

At PropertyBridge and MoneyGram, Jason led the company's long-term market strategies for multi-family real estate electronic payment processing. He also oversaw product research, product development, sales and marketing. Prior to PropertyBridge, Jason held sales management positions with leading technology and consulting companies in the Bay Area. He also founded Vertical Think – an IT management company that worked with startups and larger organizations to shorten time to market and increase return on investment for IT-related projects.

Jason is a regular speaker at electronic payment industry events, has authored numerous articles for industry trade publications and is a former staff member for Senator John McCain, where he focused on community issues and served on the Japan External Trade Organization. Jason earned his BA from Arizona State University.

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Eric Bachman Chief Operating Officer

Eric has been championing innovative financial, loyalty and payment solutions for decades. Most recently, as founder and CEO of Golden Gateway Financial, he created a powerful, award-winning web service and tools that allowed seniors to find and manage the best financial retirement instruments.

For 20+ years previously, Eric focused on making payments and payment technology faster, easier and more secure. From the early days of EDC and PIN debit, to transponders, check truncation, biometrics and mobile, Eric has remained at the forefront of payments evolution.

Eric has played key roles as an executive in product development, product management, marketing, sales and operations at US Bank, Wells Fargo, NextCard, BankServ and CES, among other payments organizations. He has served on Visa’s Merchant Advisory Council and been a speaker at many payments and trade events. Eric has a BA and post-graduate study from UC Berkeley.

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Omri Dahan Chief Revenue Officer

Omri is a lifelong entrepreneur with a track record of bringing to life transformational ideas and businesses. Before joining Marqeta, Omri was CEO of cleantech innovator TerraFusion, where he led a turnaround and exit of the business after overhauling its brand, sales and distribution network.

Previously, Omri spent seven years at The Trium Group, a boutique consulting firm that advised Fortune 100 executive teams in the Financial Services, Consumer, Retail and Telecom sectors. Omri founded and led Trium’s New York practice, where he developed over $20 million of revenue and became the first person at the firm ever promoted to Partner.

Omri’s earlier ventures included ground-floor stints at The Republic of Tea (sold to Clearly Canadian), a division of Calvert Group, and OneBody.com, whose first-ever wellness discount program became BlueShield’s “Lifepath” product. He also spent a summer on President Clinton's White House Staff, advising the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors. Omri holds a BS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Tony Ford Vice President of Engineering

Tony is a technology and product leader with over 10 years of experience building large-scale internet applications and infrastructure. Tony’s passion is in leading and growing teams to build products that have a real impact for users.

Prior to joining Marqeta, Tony spent several years building web applications and community driven video game tools for IGN Entertainment and brands like Rotten Tomatoes. Under Tony’s leadership the team at IGN built a modern, scalable, service-oriented platform and mobile team.

His specialties include open source, distributed computing, web development, Service Oriented Architecture, agile and lean product development. Tony studied computer science at the University of Arizona.

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