Chris A. McWilton
President, North American Markets
Chris A. McWilton is President of U.S. Markets for MasterCard Worldwide. In this capacity, Mr. McWilton oversees all of the Company’s U.S. activities including sales, business development, business strategy, and relationship management for card issuers, merchants and merchant acquirers. Prior to being appointed President of U.S. Markets in 2009, he served as President of Global Accounts, where he managed relationships on a global basis for the Company’s largest customers. He is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.
Mr. McWilton joined MasterCard in 2003 as Corporate Controller and was appointed chief financial officer in October of the same year. As CFO, he was responsible for all financial functions, including financial reporting, investor relations, planning, treasury, tax, and new markets and investments. Mr. McWilton led the effort to make MasterCard SOX 404 compliant and helped complete the Company’s successful initial public offering (IPO) in May 2006. MasterCard’s IPO was the largest domestic IPO of 2006 and the 12th largest domestic IPO in U.S. history at the time.
Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. McWilton had a 22-year career with KPMG, where he specialized in financial and SEC reporting and was an SEC Reviewing Partner.
Mr. McWilton earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting, summa cum laude, from St. Bonaventure University and is a certified public accountant.