Jim McCarthy


Jim is a leader of the global payments industry with over 30 years of experience across the entire debit to credit spectrum having held senior positions in sales, risk authentication, and digital innovation. He is widely regarded as one of the go-to experts for banks, fintechs, and corporates exploring new card programmes and expanding internationally, and he is regularly consulted by analysts for his views on the future of global payments. A disrupter and innovator at heart, Jim was at Visa for 18 years and as EVP of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, he was responsible for developing and driving Visa’s product and technology roadmap, as well as business development for strategic partnerships. Some of the many game-changing payments solutions Jim has been involved with include the delivery of industry standards like 3D Secure and Visa Token Service, and the launch of Apple Pay®. He joined Thredd in January 2023 to spearhead the firm’s new product and sales focus as the firm prepares to expand internationally and diversify its product capabilities.  

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