Marqeta welcomes Alphabet veteran and former Citi Card CEO to its Board of Directors

We’re thrilled to welcome Helen Riley, the CFO of X (an Alphabet Company) and Judson (Jud) Linville, the Former CEO of Citi Global Cards and Consumer Services, to our board of directors. 

Riley and Linville will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our board and their combined leadership will fuel our mission to define and power the future of money for the world’s leading innovators. Helen’s deep experience in helping technology scale globally and Jud’s critical payments insights and institutional leadership will help accelerate Marqeta’s growth into a global payments leader and technology disruptor. 

“I’ve always been a big advocate for disruptive technology that can be customized to serve new and unique customer needs, an area where Marqeta is leading the charge in the payments space,” said Riley. “I’m tremendously excited for the opportunity to join this board and have the opportunity to work alongside a best-in-class leadership team and play a role in helping them capture the massive global market opportunity that is in front of them.” 

Riley joined X as CFO in 2015 and was responsible for X’s investment strategy across a portfolio of moonshot projects. This followed 12 years at Google, where she held a succession of senior leadership roles in finance, business strategy and analytics for google’s international sales, G&A and marketing organizations respectively. 

Linville spent close to a decade at Citigroup as CEO of Citi Global Cards and Consumer Services, which put him in charge of the largest global card franchise, with $13 billion in revenue and 55 million customers across 18 countries. 

“This is a personal assignment for me. I’ve been a longtime fan of Jason and his management team at Marqeta and how they are singularly focused on solving customer problems,” said Linville. “Marqeta is an undisputed category leader, disrupting legacy payment platforms and how money moves in a developer-first world. I look forward to supporting them as they achieve these ambitions.”

It’s an exciting time to welcome Riley and Linville to Marqeta, as we continue to modernize card issuing and empower the world’s fastest-growing companies to bring innovative technologies to the market. 

We look forward to the impact their expertise will have on our global growth as a company.