Les Matthews

Senior Vice President, Account Management, MasterCard Worldwide

Les Matthews is Senior Vice President, Account Management at Mastercard where he has worked for the last 8 years.  He leads a team responsible for managing relationships with US based regional banks with the goal of helping to define and set strategies that grow the business in a mutually beneficial way.  Prior to this role, Mr. Matthews was based in Silicon Valley and responsible for managing relationships with all US based digital & ecommerce merchants.

Prior to MasterCard he served in senior roles for Washington Mutual, Bank of America and American Express developing innovative product and marketing strategies designed to increase revenues for the card payment business.

For the last several years Les has been focused on emerging technologies and their increasing importance to the commerce eco-system and is keenly focused on driving and delivering innovative solutions for MasterCard’s customer base.

He holds a BA in psychology and MBA in marketing from Clark Atlanta University.