Paul leads teams responsible for MasterCard’s humanitarian and development solutions. His clients and partners are UN agencies, international NGOs, civil society organizations, thought leaders and their funders. Using joint development and shared value approaches his teams look for ways to more effectively respond to disasters, lift people out of poverty, and grow inclusive communities. Much of his work is focused on digital commerce, aid tools, data privacy, identity and financial inclusion.
Paul has been with MasterCard since 2007, where he has held a variety of roles, including sales, product development, and corporate strategy. Immediately before MasterCard Paul was a co-founder of a consumer payment wallet start-up. Prior to this Paul was a senior officer with Visa and a US Navy officer.
Paul received a BA from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and a MA in International Affairs from SIS at the American University, Washington, DC.