Sherri Haymond is the Executive Vice President of Digital Partnerships at Mastercard. In her role, Sherri is able to marry her payments experience with her passions and interests in technology, culture, music, and fashion to lead a unique team within Mastercard responsible for managing and growing relationships with leading and emerging North American headquartered digital partners. Sherri’s team also leads the company’s efforts to develop and commercialize new commerce opportunities across the Internet of Things, engages with the start-up community, and spearheads the ongoing development of the organization’s Digital Standards.
Sherri joined Mastercard in 2010 as Global Core Products Counsel supporting the Global Debit, Prepaid and ATM Networks teams. In 2011, she began leading the legal team that supported the company’s Emerging Payments & Mastercard Labs groups, and played a key role in launching several landmark products and services – including MasterPass, the Mastercard Digital Enablement Service and Simplify Commerce – as well as developing industry Tokenization Standards. Prior to her current role, Sherri was the Senior Vice President of Digital Channel Engagement, where she managed Mastercard’s relationships with key global digital partners including digital wallet providers, device manufacturers and telcos, developed Mastercard’s Commerce for Every Device program, and implemented Mastercard’s commercial framework to scale tokenization across digital wallets and new environments including wearables.
Before Mastercard, Sherri worked as an investment banker at Bank of America Securities focusing on mortgages, and at Breeden Capital Management as an equity investment analyst focusing on payments companies. She started her career as a Corporate Finance lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, working on public and private debt and equity offerings as well as venture capital transactions.
Sherri earned her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School. She serves on the Board of MoCADA, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and on the Advisory Board of the Resolution Project. She lives in Connecticut with her husband Jason and their two children, Mack and Sienna.