Marqeta welcomes Randy Kern as new CTO

We’re excited to welcome Randy Kern to our executive team as our new Chief Technology Officer. Randy’s responsibilities will include scaling our global engineering team and driving our technological advancements across the company.

Randy brings decades of software engineering experience to Marqeta. He was previously at Salesforce for seven years, where he held the Chief Customer Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Infrastructure roles. While at Salesforce, Randy was responsible for building out a unified tech infrastructure to support the company’s industry-leading enterprise cloud product. Before that, he was at Microsoft, where he led development for its Azure Compute team and worked on many of their most popular products, including Bing.

“From my first conversation with Jason, I knew Marqeta was a different kind of company,” says Randy. “Marqeta is challenging the status quo with a really innovative API-led approach, and I was drawn to a company solving such complex problems. I’m thrilled to be joining Marqeta at this unique time in the company’s journey and look forward to continuing to grow the engineering team.”

We’re fortunate to have Randy on our team, and his experience leading engineering teams and scaling software products will be vital for our next growth phase. Welcome to Marqeta, Randy!